Be Healthy For Good with Life’s Simple 7

Your Local American Heart Association Wants You Healthy For Good

Making little changes every day can add up to BIG IMPROVEMENTS in your overall health. You’ve got options! Give two of these a shot to start your whole health journey.

  1. Get Active: 
    Even two or three 10-15 minute bursts of exercise each day can lead to big gains in the long run!
  2. Eat Better:
    A balanced diet doesn’t happen overnight. Making little changes to your plate, like adding color to each meal, can help you form habits that will stick!
  3. Lose Weight:
    Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your health. Learning to balance healthy eating and physical activity can help you lose weight more easily and keep it off for good!
  4. Control Cholesterol:
    Cholesterol comes from two sources: your body (which makes all the cholesterol you need) and food made from animals. Eating smart, adding color and moving more can all help lower your cholesterol.
  5. Manage Blood Pressure:
    Stress and poor diet have both been linked to high blood pressure, so it’s important to be well and eat smart to help positively influence our blood pressure numbers.
  6. Reduce Blood Sugar:
    Some easy ways to start are cutting out added sugars, limiting sweets and sugary beverages and choosing simple foods over heavily processed ones
  7. Stop Smoking: Not using tobacco products is one of the best things you can do for your health – and the good news is that your lungs can begin to heal themselves as soon as you stop.

 

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