This Halloween don’t let your health get tricked for a treat! Here are some suggestions for staying safe and healthy.
- Get Moving
Between get-togethers and neighborhood trick-or-treating, carve out time to get active this Halloween. Take a walk and lift some weights to make you feel better! Regular physical activity can help you lose weight, lower your risk of heart disease and some cancers, and your mental health and mood, and extend your life.
- Eat Well
Don’t waste your Halloween by overindulging in junk food and sweets. Make better choices for yourself and your guests, as well as nutritional treats. Fruits and vegetables are essential parts of a well-balanced and nutritious diet. They also include important vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber and other nutrients that are beneficial for good health.
- Keep Your Bite Healthy
Keep Halloween candy to a minimum. Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste every day is the proper way to care for your teeth.
Cavities (tooth decay) are one of the most common chronic childhood conditions in the United States. Untreated tooth decay can result in pain and infections, which can interfere with eating, speaking, playing, and learning.
- Play it Safe
Take safety precautions when trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Keep an eye out for cars, wear reflective clothing, walk in groups, and carry a flashlight.
- Don’t Be a Zombie
Sleep is essential, even on Halloween! Adults require 7-8 hours of sleep per night. It’s ideal for staying healthy and assisting in the fight against disease! Inadequate sleep has been linked to an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.