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The checklist: How to stay healthy
Being proactive about your health is an important starting point in maintaining health. Some steps are self-evident but a person may need help in taking the first step. The ability to recognize that living healthy is a life-long commitment is an important key to longevity. Nobody is perfect, and the ultimate goal is to have more good habits than bad. Failing to meet a goal does not give permission to quit trying. Doing well one day is not a license to stray the next.
Here is a checklist to promote a healthier lifestyle and living a longer, healthier life.
Maintain a healthy weight
Engage in some type of physical activity every day
Eat a heart healthy diet
Maintain good control of blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes
Get routine medical care and physical examinations
Get recommended screenings for prostate and colon cancer
Perform routine home testicle exams
Keep mentally active
Maintain close relationships with a circle of friends