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Diet

Diet plays an important role in your health and is closely linked to many chronic conditions. That’s why a healthy diet is key to living a healthy life.

  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet made up of lots of different coloured vegetables and fruit.
  • Eat less meat and chicken, and more lentils and beans. They are cheaper and better for you.
  • Eat foods with fibre like oats or brown rice, rather than white bread or white rice.
  • Eat only a little salt, sugar and oil.
  • Avoid take-away food and rather cook your own fresh food.
  • Drink a lot of water.

A Note!

If you have diabetes your healthcare professional will tell you what foods you can and can’t eat

Diet

Diet plays an important role in your health and is closely linked to many chronic conditions. That’s why a healthy diet is key to living a healthy life.

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  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet made up of lots of different coloured vegetables and fruit.
  • Eat less meat and chicken, and more lentils and beans. They are cheaper and better for you.
  • Eat foods with fibre like oats or brown rice, rather than white bread or white rice.
  • Eat only a little salt, sugar and oil.
  • Avoid take-away food and rather cook your own fresh food.
  • Drink a lot of water.

A Note!

If you have diabetes your healthcare professional will tell you what foods you can and can’t eat

Exercise

Exercise for 30 minutes at least three times a week. If your work is physically active, do stretch exercises.

You don’t have to join a gym, you can:

  • Dance at home to your favourite music.
  • Form an exercise club with friends or people who have the same condition as you.
  • Go walking or jogging together. This is also a good time to talk about things that are worrying you.

Exercise

Exercise for 30 minutes at least three times a week. If your work is physically active, do stretch exercises.

You don’t have to join a gym, you can:

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  • Dance at home to your favourite music.

  • Form an exercise club with friends or people who have the same condition as you.

  • Go walking or jogging together. This is also a good time to talk about things that are worrying you.

Weight

  • Watch your weight.
  • If you are overweight, try to slim down.
  • Eat smaller healthy meals, exercise and avoid sugar.
  • Being overweight or obese is closely linked to a range of chronic conditions.

Weight

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  • Watch your weight.
  • If you are overweight, try to slim down.

  • Eat smaller healthy meals, exercise and avoid sugar.

  • Being overweight or obese is closely linked to a range of chronic conditions.

Smoking & Drinking

  • Smoking and drinking make your body weak.
  • Drinking alcohol may also make you forget to take your medicine.
  • If you smoke or use drugs, give up the habit!
  • Have little or no alcohol.
  • Get help or support to break these habits if needs be.

Smoking & Drinking

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  • Smoking and drinking make your body weak.
  • Drinking alcohol may also make you forget to take your medicine.
  • If you smoke or use drugs, give up the habit!

  • Have little or no alcohol.

  • Get help or support to break these habits if needs be.

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