Healthy Living

Healthy living is about making healthy choices every day; healthy choices that keep us fit physically, mentally and spiritually. Eating a well balanced and nourishing diet, being physically active, a personalised exercise regime and not smoking are best things we can do to stay healthy.

By healthy living activities we can help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and even cancer.

Some healthy living facts

  • Start your day the right way – eat breakfast!
  • Drink plenty of water
  • It’s recommended that we eat at least five portions of different types of fruit and vegetables a day.
  • Eat three well balanced and nourishing meals and snack on a fruit if hungry
  • Take time to eat your meal and most importantly enjoy it!
  • Watch out for saturated fats and avoid them

Healthy living facts while eating out
  • Start your meal with a salad or a broth-based soup.
  • Sip rather than drink alcohol in moderation if you like a drink with your meal, as they could lower your blood glucose and make you more hungry urging you to eat more.
  • Watch your portion sizes.
  • Order half portions or take home leftovers.
  • Ask for salad or vegetables instead of fries.
  • Avoid deep-fried or breaded items.
  • Ask for dressings and sauces "on the side" and use them sparingly.

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