Healthy living for you and your family
Healthy living means making healthy choices as part of every day life:
- not smoking
- eating healthy food
- being physically active (moving more and sitting less)
- maintaining a healthy weight
- looking after our mental wellbeing, and
- if you drink alcohol drink in safe amounts, and
- getting enough sleep
Healthy living is important for everyone at all life stages, from pregnancy and birth, childhood and teenage years, into adulthood and old age.
Healthy living: What’s in it for me?
The way we live has a major effect on our health and wellbeing.
Healthy living helps our mind and body to function as well as possible in everyday life so that we can live, learn, work, and play as well as we can.
Even if it’s not the highest priority or when times seem really tough, being healthy can help to get us through.
Healthy living also helps lower your chance of getting diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes (type 2) and some cancers.