Wednesday 28 September 2016

Healthy tips to keep your weight in check

Published 01/04/2016 | 02:30

Adults need 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week
Adults need 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week

Adults need 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week.

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Young people aged five to 18 need to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Keep an eye on your food portion size.

Read food labels for hidden culprits, like sugar and fat.

Eat the right amount of calories for how active you are, so that you balance the food you consume with the energy you use.

Snack on fruit and vegetables.

Cut down on alcohol, which is high in calories.

Start the day with a healthy breakfast.

Swap sugary drinks for water, lower-fat milks, diet, sugar-free and no-added-sugar options instead.

Limit fruit juice and smoothies to a small glass.

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