What Real Health Means to Me – Mimi


Everyone desires to be healthy. There are three basic ideas to help you be healthy. An old Proverb tells us to “eat well, drink in moderation and sleep sound; in these three good health abound.”

Begin with sweet dreams.
Kids need 10-12 hours of sleep each night. Grown-ups need 6-9 hours of sleep each night. Sleep gives you energy for your day. When you sleep it supports your brain, growth, and development.

The saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true.
It’s important to have a diet with fruits and vegetables. Your diet should also include fiber (grains), protein, and dairy. Water is important for your body. A child needs 5-8 cups of water every day and an adult needs eight 8 oz glasses a day. Proper nutrition and water help your body function properly and keeps you alive.

The third health tip is exercise.
Kids (6-17) should exercise 60 minutes each day. Adults (18-64) need to exercise 2 ½ hours to 5 hours each week. Exercise keeps you fit and helps your heart and lungs. It also builds strong bones and muscles. Exercise will increase your need for water as you lose water through your sweat. A proverb says “seven days of no exercise makes one weak!”

If you sleep, eat and exercise you will be better off. My own proverb is “if you’re healthy, you’re wealthy with healthiness!”