How to Stay Healthy
How do you stay healthy? Although the world is full of differing
opinions on the best way to stay fit and healthy, a few ideas are
accepted universally. By making small changes, you can
greatly increase your chances of living a fit and active lifestyle
and beating diseases, injuries, or illnesses when they strike.
Steps to staying or getting healthy
Eat healthy foods-Eating a
diet full of healthy vegetables and fruits with lean proteins is
the building block to any healthy lifestyle. Avoid processed foods,
and don't fall into the fast food trap. A good tip is to prepare
food ahead of time and freeze for busy days on the go.
Exercise- Cardio and weight lifting exercises
are important to burning calories, maintaining a healthy heart, and
building muscle that increases metabolism.
Quit Smoking-Need help? Call the Indiana
Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit their website at www.in.gov/quitline/.
Limit Alcohol Intake-Drink alcohol only in
moderation or not at all.
Drink plenty of water- Drink 6-8 glasses
of water a day.
Take a daily vitamin- Today's busy lifestyles
sometimes makes eating healthy difficult. A daily vitamin
will help to supplement what our diets sometimes lack.
However, remember that a vitamin is not a replacement for
eating healthy foods.
Beginning with small steps will make a big impact. If you have
questions or concerns about starting a health plan, contact your
PMP to go over your specific health needs and risks to make sure
you are on a path that is safe and effective for your