TIP OF THE DAY: 5 Ways to live a healthier lifestyle

1. Diet: Eat plenty of fresh, non-processed foods, drink 1.8l of water a day

2. Exercise: Get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity weekly, or 30 minutes most days. Also get two-to-three 20-30 minute sessions of strength-training per week, focusing on major muscle groups.

3. Sleep: Try to get 7-8 hours every night and try to keep a regular sleep-wake cycle – go to bed and get up at the same time every day.

4. Socialization: It reduces stress and anxiety and improves mental functioning – and that helps guard against depression, heart disease and dementia.

5. Have a primary care physician: Annual visits are important for all ages because they are intended to detect disease early, before it leads to serious consequences.

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