Health and well-being
Live smart, make healthy choices
To live a healthy lifestyle, we need to make smart behavioural choices about the food we eat, how we prepare our food and physical activity.
Unhealthy lifestyle choices increase the risk of developing common chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart problems, gout, cancers and mental health problems.
Healthy eating is about the types of food we choose to eat and the methods we choose to cook and prepare our food.These choices have a direct impact on our weight. A healthy weight is what you should weigh according to your age, body weight and height. Maintaining a healthy weight through healthy eating and physical activity is very important to stay healthy.
Being physically active is about moving our bodies by using muscles and energy. Regular physical activity promotes and protects our physical and mental wellness, and helps to maintain a healthy weight.
Regular physical activity helps when giving up smoking, managing stress, sleeping better at night and also gives you more strength and energy. Everyone, including people living with chronic diseases, benefit from keeping physically active.