Men's health

A healthy lifestyle

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What is a healthy lifestyle?

A healthy lifestyle leaves you fit, energetic and at reduced risk for disease, based on the choices you make about your daily habits. Good nutrition, daily exercise and adequate sleep are the foundations for continuing a good healthy lifestyle.

Healthy eating

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

Healthy eat well guide

More in-depth information about healthy eating is available on the NHS website:

Recommended physical activity levels

In September the new physical activity guidelines were released. For adults between the ages of 19 to 64 years you should aim to accumulate a minimum of 150 minutes or more of moderate intensity activity, such as brisk walking, or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity such as running.

For older adults aged 65 and above you should also aim to accumulate 150 minutes or more of moderate intensity aerobic activity such as walking. For those already regularly active, you should aim for 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity. Older adults should maintain or improve their physical function by undertaking activities aimed at improving or maintaining muscle strength, balance and flexibility on at least two days a week. These could be combined with sessions involving moderate aerobic activity or could be additional sessions aimed specifically at these components of fitness.

Last updated: 21/02/2024 08:58