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Healthier lifestyles

Join the many Americans of all ages choosing to adopt a healthier lifestyle

Did you know?

of adults are overweight

Over 400,000 people die annually from smoking related illnesses

Consider these tips:

Exercise often

1. Be physically active each day

  • Get 30 minutes of exercise a day - try a brisk walk
  • Choose an exercise you like to do - gardening, running, dancing
  • Find an exercise partner - you can motivate each other
  • Find local recreational areas and make use of their services

More about Exercising

Eat healthy

2. Eat a healthy diet

  • Start the day with a good breakfast
  • Drink lots of water
  • Keep fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator for snacks
  • Read food labels to get the most nutrients for each serving

More about Nutrition

Get routine checkups

3. Take preventative measures

  • Test for high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol
  • Lower skin cancer risks
  • Take correct dosages of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
  • Get an annual medical checkup

More about Medical testing

Stop smoking

4. Don't smoke or drink in excess

  • Start a smoke cessation program and stick to it.

More about Smoking

Wash hands

5. Make your home and family safer

  • Use seat belts and child restraint seats
  • Teach good hygiene to all family members - hand washing can reduce illnesses
  • Learn to prepare and handle foods safely

More about Family safety 

Start today to establish fitness, nutrition and safety habits for you and your family that will last a lifetime. 

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff