five ways to live well and die old
1. Get moving - back to back marathons, lunges on the way to the fridge, it's all exercise. Aim to do 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week
2. Ditch the fad diets. Fad diets can be restrictive, nutritionally unbalanced and may involve cutting out whole food groups. For most people this isn’t a suitable approach.
3. Chill out, man. Stress has a big impact on our mental and physical health. Whether you go for a walk, listen to music or meditate in your underpants, it's important to find ways to relax.
4. Eat a rainbow of fruit and veg every day. Eating a variety of fruit and veg is important as they all provide different combinations of vitamin and minerals.
5. Don't tread on snails. You'll feel terrible. And the snail won't like it either.
mighty fruit & veg
an essential part of a healthy diet
brimming with good stuff
fruit and veg give you essential vitamins, minerals and fibre
smoothies & juices
made from 100% fruit and veg
eat, drink 5 a day
2/3 of us don't get enough fruit and veg
answers to some of the questions we're often asked
our nutritionist Helen
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