Eating a healthy, balanced diet is a very important part of being healthy and can help you maintain your ZING. It can be simple.
The two keys to a healthy diet are:
These basic tips cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices:
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Get running with Couch to 5K
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.
But, did you know that regular running can help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, boost your mood and keep your weight under control?
The Couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or half an hour, in just nine weeks.
Click here to download Couch to 5k running plan
Check out the video to find out how easy it is!
Change 4 life
These days, 'modern life' can mean that we're a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.
Many of us aren't too keen on the idea of exercise. It might be that we're too busy or we simply can't face the thought of it. But most people are not getting the amount of activity they need to stay healthy. Only 1 in 20 people are actually doing the right kind of activity they need each week. And sitting down for hours - maybe at work, watching TV or playing computer games - can also increase the risk of poor health.
Building activity into your day keeps your heart healthy, reduces your risk of serious illness and strengthens muscles and bones. It can also be a great way of reducing your stress levels and lifting your mood if you're feeling down.
Adults needs to be active for at least 150 minutes each week
Kids aged five to 16 need to be active for at least 60 minutes each day
Kids under five need three hours of activity a day.
Change 4 life have a number of apps they have created which use fun ideas for subtle changes in lifestyle.
Some of these are...
-Couch to 5K
-Be Food Smart