|SIX BASIC RULES FOR
If you smoke, quit now,
smoking is a leading cause of death in the most of the countries. It is
a major factor in coronary heart diseases and in cancers of the lung,
mouth, esophagus, throat, bladder and cervix. Also, smoking accelerates
aging of the skin, bones and lungs.
If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. Do
not drink any alcohol if you are pregnant or if you are driving or
operating machinery. If you think you have a problem with alcohol, call
Alcoholics Anonymous, your doctor, or your local hospital for
Find some exercise that
you enjoy, such as walking or swimming, and do it at least five minutes
each day. The 30 minutes can be divided into 10or 15 minute segments if
these are easier to fit into your day.
Eat a wide variety of
naturally occurring foods, including plenty of grains, fresh foods an d
fresh vegetables. Use moderation in your consumption of foods that
contain fat. Look at the food pyramid for ideas on how to eat for
Keep your body trim. Do
not let yourself, or your children, become overweight. obesity is linked
with many serious disorders such as heart disease and diabetes mellitus.
If you are overweight, try hard to make permanent changes in your eating
and exercise habits.
Have regular medical
checkups. Screening tests can detect many diseases in their early
stages. When they may be more successfully treated. Your physician can
answer any questions you may have about how often a test should be