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1st Step to a Healthy Life: 

Stay Active Every Day 

To stay healthy and fit, make sure you get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. It’s good for your body and mind and it helps you stay away from health problems. 

2nd Step to Healthy Life: 

Eat Healthy, Cut Back on Junk Food 

Try to eat a variety of good foods like veggies, fruits and whole grains. Avoid eating too much salt, sugar, and fatty stuff. This will help you stay in good shape. 

3rd Step to Healthy Life: 

Drink Water and Cut Down on Sugary Drinks 

Water is essential for your well-being. It keeps you hydrated, in a good mood, and full of energy.

Aim to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water everyday

4th Step to Healthy Life: 

Get Enough Sleep 

Your body needs rest to function well. Aim 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night to keep your energy up during the day.

5th Step to a Healthy Life: 

Move, Don’t Sit All the Time 

Avoid sitting for too long or staring at screens for hours. Take short breaks to stretch, walk around, and give your eyes a rest. It’s good for your health.

6th Step to Healthy Life: 

Manage Your Weight 

Alongside regular exercise, watch what you eat and keep an eye on your weight. Keeping your weight in check helps you have a better quality of life. 

7th Step to a Healthy Life: 

Reduce Stress

Find ways to relax and enjoy life. Lowering stress is essential for your overall well- being.

8th Step to Healthy Life: 

 Regular Checkups

Get regular checkups with the doctor. It helps identify health issues early and keeps you well.

9th Step to a Healthy Life: 

Keep Learning 

Never stop learning. Picking up new skills and knowledge can boost your confidence and open doors to new opportunities.

10th Step to Healthy Life: 

Limit Alcohol Consumption

Drinking too much alcohol can harm your health. To stay safe and healthy limit your alcohol intake.

11th Step to a Healthy Life: 

Pursue Enjoyable Hobbies 

Make time for activities you love. Hobbies bring joy and happiness to your life.

12th Step to Healthy Life: 

Practice Self- Care 

Be kind to yourself and believe in your abilities. Loving and caring for yourself is essential for your happiness and achieving your goals.

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