Taking care of your body

Angela James
Angela James
Health care

Staying physically healthy can improve your emotional well-being.  Here are some suggestions to better improve your health:

Keep up with regular health appointments, testing, screenings, and vaccinations.

Eat healthy
Have fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, and low- or no-fat dairy. Limit foods with unhealthy fats, salt, and added sugars. See Healthy Eating Tips.

Get enough sleep
Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day to help you sleep better. Adults need 7 or more hours per night.

Move more and sit less
Every little bit of physical activity helps. Start small and build up to 2½ hours a week. You can break it into smaller amounts of time, such as 20 to 30 minutes a day.

Limit alcohol intake
Choose not to drink, or drink in moderation on days you drink alcohol. Moderation means having 2 drinks or less a day for men or 1 drink or less a day for women. Find out more at Drink Less, Be Your Best.

Avoid using illegal drugs or prescription drugs in ways other than those prescribed.
Don’t take someone else’s prescription. Substance use treatment is available, and recovery starts with asking for help.

Avoid smoking, vaping, and the use of other tobacco products.
People can and do quit smoking for good.


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