WE WANT TO KNOW: How do you make healthy living a priority?

At times we all need a reminder, but living a healthy lifestyle should be a priority 365 days a year. After all, having balance in your life includes physical as well as mental wellness.

So, in recognition of National Women’s Health Week, it’s important for all of us to remember the value of healthy living — regardless of whether you’re a woman or a man. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers these tips:

  • Get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both each week
  • Eat a nutritious diet
  • Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings
  • Avoid risky behaviors, such as smoking and not wearing a seatbelt
  • Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress

This year’s theme for NWHW is “it’s your time” an appropriate statement for those of us learning to better balance time. Help others out by sharing your thoughts: What are your tips for making healthy living a priority? Please comment.

2 thoughts on “WE WANT TO KNOW: How do you make healthy living a priority?

  1. I make certain to exercise at least 3 times a week for hour. Also, in the midst of a work day I take mini-breaks, 5 or 6 patterned deep breaths. It relieves stress and helps to refocus.

  2. I freelance and try to break up my day with working out. I take walks around the block a few times every day and stop and do a workout dvd throughout the day.

    It keeps me moving and help keeps me more focused.

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