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Healthy Living Tips for You and Your Child

Eat Right

eating healthyThere are many ways to assure that you have a healthy diet. One is to get enough fruit and vegetables each day. A growing body of research shows that fruits and vegetables are critical to promoting good health. To get the amount that's recommended, most people need to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables they currently eat every day.

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riding bikeEngage in Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is important for all age groups. Being active helps control your weight, strengthen your bones and muscles, improve your mental health and mood, and reduces your risk of many life-threatening diseases.

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Take Care of Your Teeth

Did you know that even though tooth decay is largely preventable it affects millions of Americans each year? Untreated cavities can cause pain, inability to eat comfortably or chew well, and embarrassment at discolored and damaged teeth—problems that can greatly affect the self-esteem and quality of life of children and adults.

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Avoid Tobacco Use

Avoiding all forms of tobacco will reduce the chance that your children will grow up using tobacco themselves. Cigarettes, cigars, and spit tobacco—as well as the chemicals found in secondhand smoke—hurt your health and are known to cause cancer. Babies who are around tobacco smoke have weaker lungs than other babies. They are more likely to have other health problems such as infections and more frequent asthma attacks. Being around cigarette smoke is also a known cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). There is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke and eliminating smoking in indoor spaces is the only way to fully protect nonsmokers from exposure to secondhand smoke.

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