02.How to stay healthy
Lifestyle can have a huge impact on your numbers. You’ve heard it all before, but health professionals think these messages are worth repeating:
- If you’re a smoker, get help to stop.
- Eat a wide variety of nutritious foods. Eat plenty of plant- and cereal-based foods; include lean meat, fish, poultry, dairy and/or alternatives; limit your saturated fat intake; eat only moderate amounts of total fat and sugars; choose foods low in salt; drink plenty of water.
- Exercise regularly. Aim to do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity on most, if not all, days of the week.
- If you drink alcohol, drink in moderation.