sábado, 31 de octubre de 2015

Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween | Features | CDC

Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween | Features | CDC

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Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween

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Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween! Here are a few ways to stay safe and healthy.

1. Get Moving

Carve out time to be active this Halloween - between get-togethers and trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Take a walk and do some weight training to help you feel good!
Regular physical activity can help control your weight, reduce your risk of heart disease and some cancers, improve mental health and mood, and increase your chance of living longer.

2. Eat Well

Don’t spend this Halloween filling up on junk food and sweets. Give yourself and your guests healthier choices and nutritious treats.
Learn how to use fruits and vegetables to manage your weight.
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3. Keep Your and Your Family's Bite Healthy

Keep Halloween candy at bay. Care for teeth the right way - brush with a flouride toothpaste each and every day.

4. Play it Safe

Take precautions to stay safe while trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Watch out for cars, use reflective gear, walk with a group, and carry a flash light.
Check out the Color Me Safe book from CDC’s Injury Center for tips to stay safe at home, on the road, and at play.

5. Scare Away the Flu and Colds

Don't get spooked by the flu, wash your hands frequently and get a flu vaccine, too!
Everyone 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and your loved ones and learn about good health habits that can help stop germs.

6. Don't Be a Zombie

Sleep is important - even on Halloween! Adults need 7-8 hours each night. It’s best for staying healthy and helping the disease fight!
Insufficient sleep is linked to an increased risk for the development of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

7. Be Afraid of Smoking

Keep your Halloween activities smoke and tobacco free. Being smoke free is the way to be!
Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases. Get help to quit smoking.

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