12 Tips for a Healthy Fall

12 Tips for a Healthy Fall

As the days get shorter and cooler and the leaves change color, use these 12 healthy strategies to help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Get Your Screenings
Visit your doctor regularly for preventive services like cancer and diabetes screenings.

Wash Your Hands
Wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds.

Wear A Cloth Face Covering
Use masks to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Get Your Flu Shot
An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect against flu, especially for cancer survivors.

Practice Social Distancing
Stay at least 6 feet from other people who are not from your household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Brush Your Teeth
Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.

Rethink Your Drink
Substitute water for sugary or alcoholic drinks to reduce calories and stay safe.

Be Sun Safe
Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses and use broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15.

Move More, Sit Less
Adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week, plus muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week.

Eat Healthy
Delicious fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products make health meals.

Don’t Use Tobacco
You can quit today! Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free support.

Contributor: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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