5 Easy Steps to Improve Your Health Today

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June is Men’s Health Month, and we are supporting men, boys, and families across Indiana to practice healthy living. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys and men in the United States, on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 leading causes of death. Make sure you share these healthy tips with all of the men in your life and encourage them to practice these 5 healthy habits.

1. Give Your Heart Some TLC

 heart shaped bowl of fruits and vegetables Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for men. You can give your heart some TLC by making sure to eat fresh fruits and vegetables daily. An easy way to ensure you are getting balanced nutrition is choose foods that are a variety of colors. A heart healthy diet doesn’t have to be boring or bland.

2. Move Your Body

Indiana ranks as one of most obese states in the U.S. not just for adults, but for children as well. The good news is that research shows that just 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise can help improve your health. Click the graphic below to discover 8 easy ways you can make time for a 7 minutes of exercise from the American College of Sports Medicine.