are ten things you can do to help live longer, live better,
and live happier:
1: Be Happy. Take time for yourself. Get connected
with family, friends, and community. Do things you enjoy!
Number 2: Get Moving.
The other secret to good health: just 30 minutes of physical
activity, accumulated over the course of each day, can radically
improve the way you look and feel, both physically and mentally.
Number 3: Eat Smart. It's
the secret to good health. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables,
and grains. Enjoy a variety of foods, balance foods from each
food group, and exercise moderation.
Number 4: Don't Smoke.
It's the leading preventable cause of death in our country.
Number 5: Get Checked.
Get regular checkups, preventive exams, and immunizations.
Don't forget self-exams, too.
Number 6: Play It Safe.
Avoid injuries. Buckle up. Wear a bike helmet. Use smoke and
carbon monoxide detectors. Wear sunscreen and UV protected
sunglasses. Use street smarts and common sense. Practice safe
Number 7: Take Medicine
Wisely. Read the labels, follow the instructions carefully,
and remind your doctor or pharmacist about any other medicines
or supplements you might be taking that could interact with
your medication. If you have any questions about possible
side effects call your doctor or pharmacist.
Number 8: Avoid Illegal
Drugs and Alcohol. And where illicit drugs are concerned there
is no such thing as "moderate" use.
Number 9: Be Good To Your
Bones. For healthy bones, be sure to replenish your stock
of calcium every day with plenty of foods like milk and dairy
products, tofu, leafy green vegetables, canned salmon or sardines,
and calcium-fortified juices or breads. Speak with your doctor
about calcium supplements.
Number 10: Be Informed.
For health information you can trust from both governmental
and non-governmental sources,