URL of this page: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthyliving.html

Healthy Living

Summary

Many factors affect your health. Some you cannot control, such as your genetic makeup or your age. But you can make changes to your lifestyle. By taking steps toward healthy living, you can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and other serious diseases:

  • Get the screening tests you need
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods, and limit calories and saturated fat
  • Be physically active
  • Control your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Don't smoke
  • Protect yourself from too much sun
  • Drink alcohol in moderation, or don't drink at all

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Start Here

Latest News

Prevention/Screening

Related Issues

Health Check Tools

Videos

Statistics and Research

Reference Desk

Find an Expert

Finance and Policy

Children

Teenagers

Men

Women

Seniors

Patient Handouts