Five ways to our heathy lifestyle
How to lead a healthy lifestyle
There are five simple ways for you to lead a healthy lifestyle:
- Regular physical activity is important for the healthy growth, development and well-being of children and young people.
- We should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day
- Water is the best way to quench your thirst – and it doesn’t come with the added sugar found in fruit juices, soft drinks and other sweetened drinks.
- Reduced fat milk for children over two is a nutritious drink and a great source of calcium.
- Eat whole fruit to eat, rather than drinking fruit juices that have a lot of sugar.
- Eating fruit and vegetables every day helps us grow and develop, boosts our vitality and can reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.
- Aim to eat two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables every day.
Switch off the screen and get active
- Sedentary or ‘still’ time spent watching TV, surfing online or playing computer games is linked to kids becoming overweight or obese.
- We should spend no more than two hours a day on ‘small screen’ entertainment. Break up long periods of use as often as possible.
- Plan a range of active indoor and outdoor games or activities, as alternatives to watching TV or playing on the computer.
Eat fewer snacks and select healthier alternatives
- Healthy snacks help us meet their daily nutritional needs.
- Snacks based on fruit and vegetables, reduced fat dairy products and whole grains are the healthiest choices.
- Avoid snacks that are high in sugar or saturated fats – such as chips, cakes and chocolate – which can cause us to put on excess weight.
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