Just Do It!
You don’t have to be a marathon runner to enjoy the many health benefits produced by exercise. Just set aside 30 minutes at least five times a week on your daily calendar. If that’s not possible, try three 10-minute or two 15-minutes sessions. What’s important to remember is that you need at least two hours and 30 minutes of aerobic exercise each week. Do something you enjoy, whether it’s a brisk walk, a bicycle ride or laps in a pool—anything that gets your heart pumping faster. And make your exercise time a top priority. Consider it an important appointment you simply cannot miss.
You Are What You Eat
Stay away from fast food when possible. Avoid the temptation of eating unhealthy foods at home, too. Load up your pantry with vegetables, fruits, and other nutritious foods such as brown rice, tuna, whole-wheat bread and beans.
Don’t Forget How Much
It’s not just what you eat that’s important; it’s also how much you eat. Understand what the right serving sizes are for different kinds of food. For example, when you’re eating chicken or steak, the right portion size is about as big as a deck of cards.
Source: American Cancer Society, CDC