Benefits of Physical Activity

Physical activity

  • improves health and well-being
  • helps prevent disease
  • reduces stress
  • strengthens the heart and lungs
  • increases energy levels
  • helps you maintain and achieve a healthy body weight
  • reduces the rate of bone loss associated with osteoporosis
  • prolongs independent living
  • makes you feel good about yourself
  • Increases your energy
  • Improves balance and posture

Good Attitude

  • Believe in Your Capabilities
  • Be Resilient
  • Promote yourself
  • Build a circle of positive social contacts.
  • Be friendly, polite and courteous
  • Be approachable
  • Use tact and tolerance when dealing with others
  • Smile

Rest and Sleep

  • Choose a comfortable mattress and pillow.
  • Make sure that the room is quiet.
  • A cool bedroom is better for sleep than a warm one.
  • Try to go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning.
  • Sleep in a dark bedroom
  • Establish a relaxing bedtime routine
  • Sleep 7-8 hours per day
  • Avoid heavy meals before bed
  • Avoid eating for at least two hours before sleeping.

Good Nutrition

  • Eat a variety of foods from all of the food groups.
  • At each meal, try to include foods chosen from three of the four food groups
  • Eat breads, cereals, and pasta that are enriched or whole grain
  • Choose dark red, orange or green vegetables or fruits
  • Choose fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit
  • Choose lower fat dairy products and leaner meats
  • Choose foods that contain little or no trans fat