A healthy, balanced diet will have an all-round positive affect on your health, especially alongside exercise.
Your lifestyle has a direct impact on your health, with diet and exercise being a key component of that.
Moving more and eating well will mean that you’re keeping your body in top condition, and are not only less likely to fall ill, but if you do, you will be in a better position to fight an illness.
Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly will mean you feel brighter, full of energy and ready to tackle your day.
Tips for healthy eating and exercise
- Eat at least 5 portions of different fruit and veg each day.
- Meals should consist of 1/3 starchy foods, like brown rice or wholewheat pasta, as well as dairy, protein and a small amount of oil or fat.
- Drink at least 6-8 glasses of fluid a day, ideally water, and try to avoid too many sugary or caffeinated drinks.
- Try to exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes. Walking to work and taking the stairs can also mean you stay active without it becoming a chore.