A Healthier US
Leading a healthier life looks simple on paper. Daily physical activity, a nutritious diet, preventative tactics and healthy choices. These are all things that we’ve been told for years, but with our busy lives, they seem more and more difficult.
Obesity, diabetes, and asthma are some of the most prevalent and costly chronic health problems facing the nation. Increased exercise and better nutrition are simple measures that can prevent or delay many chronic diseases.
Here are some easy tips to help you get started:
♦ Be physically active every day. Many chronic diseases can be prevented with modest exercise, in some cases as simple as walking for half an hour. For example, if just 10% of adults began walking regularly, America could save $5.6 billion in costs related to heart disease.
♦ Eat a nutritious diet. Americans should make simple adjustments to their diet and avoid excessive portions. Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption is a central part of a healthier diet, and good overall nutrition lowers the risk of getting heart disease, stroke, cancer, and osteoporosis.
♦ Get preventive screenings. Americans may be surprised to learn how a simple test like a cholesterol screen or a blood pressure check can reveal current health status and identify a need to adjust diet or behavior.
♦ Make healthy choices. Avoid tobacco and drugs as well as the abuse and underage use of alcohol and make smart and safe choices in your everyday life.
How are those New Year's Resolutions going? Still on track for a healthier you?
Drop me a line and let me know how it's going.
Broker/Owner, Odegard Real Estate Group
United Real Estate Indianapolis
1425 East 82nd Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46240
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