Let’s Get Healthy!
Some people in the United States live a very healthy life. They eat healthy foods. They drink healthy drinks. They try to stay healthy and in good shape. They quit smoking or have never smoked.
These people don’t eat many junk foods. Junk foods have a lot of fat, salt, or sugar. Candy bars, potato chips, and cookies are junk foods. Doctors say it is important to eat healthy foods. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, and yogurt are healthy foods. They provide our bodies with important nutrients.
Alcohol is found in beer, wine, and liquor. Drinking too much alcohol can damage your liver. It can hurt other parts of your body too. Alcohol can also hurt a family in other ways. Living with an alcoholic is very hard on a family. It can destroy relationships within a family.
Water is a very healthy drink. Doctors recommend drinking six to eight glasses of water every day. Green tea or low-fat milk are also healthy drink options, but water is the best.
Exercise is part of healthy living. Many people of all ages jog, ride bicycles, or work out at a gym. Some people exercise by walking 30 minutes every day. Others lift weights three times a week. Some people enjoy playing basketball or tennis for exercise.
Smoking is not part of healthy living. Smoking is known to cause lung cancer and other diseases. Many people die from lung cancer every year. Smoking is illegal on flights within the U.S. In many restaurants and other public places, smoking is against the law.