Being healthy begins with taking care of yourself and your health and being active is an excellent place to start. You should also consider your other health habits like diet, tobacco-use and knowing your health status.
A healthy diet is built on a foundation of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein choices and low-fat dairy products. Eating a healthy diet can help manage your weight, reduce your risk of obesity and other chronic diseases and more.
Do you smoke or use smokeless tobacco? If not, that's great! If you do and would like to quit, visit the Be Tobacco-free section of www.bcbsms.com to learn more about the health benefits of quitting and resources to help you quit.
Make a date each year with your healthcare provider and keep it! Having an annual wellness visit is one of the most important investments you can make in your health. Your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and weight are good indicators of your health status now and for the future. Visit the Healthy You! section of www.bcbsms.com to learn more about your numbers.