Your health is more than just what food you eat

What is your definition of a healthy lifestyle? Eating your fruits and vegetables? Taking part in exercise? Eating lower-fat foods?

All those answers are correct, but they are just a piece of the puzzle to achieving the right balance for health. A healthy lifestyle is not a “one-size fits all” plan for every person. Guidelines should be followed and tailored to individual needs to prevent and manage chronic diseases and illnesses. The recipe for achieving optimal health, no matter your age, includes balancing what you eat, your physical activity, and your sleep patterns.

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According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended to follow a healthy eating pattern regardless of age. It’s essential to make choices based on your preferences, budget, and cultural traditions.