Eating healthy and exercise keep our bodies in good shape and can help in fighting diseases such as hypertension and high blood pressure.

Nutrition

Our bodies been a variety of nutrients like protein and carbohydrates.

You can find proteins in animal products like meat, milk, and cheese.

Proteins are also found in beans and nuts.

AMCU TIP: Cut down on processed foods like cakes, biscuits, fizzy drinks and takeaways.

GET STARTED: Snack on peanuts and fruit instead of sweets and potato chips!

TRY THIS: Include one vegetable on your plate for lunch and dinner.

 

Exercise

Exercise improves flexibility and helps fight diseases such as depression, stroke, heart disease and diabetes.

When it comes to exercising, any form of movement counts.

TRY: Try walking for 30 minutes three times a week

KEEP GOING: Any sort of exercise is important…as long as your body is moving! This can be walking, jogging, skipping robe or dancing!

 

Rest

*Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night.

*Sleep improves concentration and helps with sore joints

Water

*Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

*It keeps the body hydrated and helps the body break down food which then make it easy to go to the toilet.

 

TRY :

*Turn an old bottle into a water bottle you can drink from throughout the day.

*Remove one unhealthy food from your diet.

*If you struggle falling asleep, go to bed an hour earlier than you normally do.

REMEMBER: YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH: Go for your annual health check even if you don’t feel sick because some diseases, like high blood pressure, don’t have signs.