CHOICE guide to body numbers

We run through the top five numbers and what you should be aiming for as a healthy adult.
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  • Updated:28 Nov 2007

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.

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