It’s about more than diet and exercise.
The best defense against illness and disease is a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle includes diet and exercise, and much more including the following:
Growing scientific research claims that we are generally only as healthy as our lifestyle supports. What we eat and drink, our activity level, how we spend our time, how we manage stress and so much more contribute to our health, well being. and even our life expectancy.
QLMC use proven strategies to help promote healthy living.
A healthy diet is essential for good health and an active lifestyle. It protects you against diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and more. A healthy diet is low in salt, sugar and unhealthy fats and should include lots of selections from the following categories: vegetables, lean meat, high-fiber food, healthy fats, nuts, Omega-3 fatty acids, and whole grains.
The average body mass index of a healthy body is between 18.5 and 24.9. However, there is no one ideal body weight. Your ideal body weight depends on many factors including age, height, gender, muscle-fat ratio, body shape, etc.
While excessive weight doesn’t always lead to health problems, eliminating those extra pounds generally leads to better health today and in the future.
Talk to your doctor at QLMC about strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight.
The best way to navigate the health risks is to adopt a healthy lifestyle and make better choices.