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Healthy LifeA healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people’s health and well-being. However, these choices can be dangerous for our health and our children’s health – both now and in the long-term. That’s why it’s so important to stop, take stock and make a conscious decision to follow a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity can help you to maintain weight loss or be a healthy weight. Being active doesn’t have to mean hours at the gym: you can find ways to fit more activity into your daily life. For example, try getting off the bus one stop early on the way home from work, and walking.

7 Walk regularly Aerobic exercise, including something as uncomplicated and low-impact as walking, is associated with a variety of benefits for the body and the brain, including a reduced risk of chronic diseases, anti-anxiety and mood-enhancing effects. Aim for a total of about 30 minutes of brisk walking every day.

Just like bad habits, good habits are hard to shake. Once you become used to small changes in your lifestyle, you find they become part of your daily routine. For example, many people say the more regularly they exercise, the more they enjoy it – really missing it when they have to skip a session. Correct! You should still enjoy foods such as fish, nuts and seeds, and oils in moderation, but these foods are good for you. They lower your LDL cholesterol and raise your HDL cholesterol, which can lower your risk for heart disease. Read on for another quiz question.

The Healthy Lifestyle Hub is part of First Point Telford, located at Southwater One. It serves as a single point of access to a range of health promotion and lifestyle change programmes and is designed to improve the health and well being of the residents of Telford and Wrekin. It also acts a source of health information and advice to members of the public and health professionals.

Each week, SEE for Yourself will post the Healthy Monday challenge in the daily announcements and CHEW’s peer health educators will be somewhere on campus with tips and giveaways. At the Y, we work with community leaders to make the healthy choice the easy choice in all of the places where people live, work, learn and play.