Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

10 Tips for Living Healthy

Making Time for Fitness

Some health benefits of regular physical activity include helping to maintain a healthy weight, improving mood and the quality of sleep, strengthening muscles and bones, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Learn more.

Keeping Food Safe

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that foodborne illness sickens approximately one out of every six Americans each year in the United States. Food poisoning can often be prevented by playing it safe when buying, preparing, cooking and storing food. Learn more.

Practices for Healthy Sleep

Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. How you feel during your waking hours is heavily influenced by how well you sleep. Learn more.

Staying Heart Healthy

Did you know? Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. The good news is that CVD can often be prevented by making healthy lifestyle changes and better choices. Learn more.

Clearing the Air on Lung Health

Our lungs are one of the most important and active organs in the body. Anything we breathe in from the environment can affect them. Learn more.

Knowing Nutrition

Learning how to make informed food choices and develop positive eating and physical activity habits can help you reach a healthier weight. Maintaining a healthy weight contributes to your overall health and well-being.   Learn more.

Keeping Eyes Healthy

Your eyes are an important part of your overall health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and to make sure you are seeing your best. Learn more.

The Benefits of Gardening

Caring for plants is good for us. Our attitudes toward health and nutrition improve, children perform better in school and community spirit grows. Learn more.

Adding Dairy for Bone Health

Strive to get three servings of low-fat or fat-free, nutrient-rich dairy foods, like milk, yogurt and cheese, every day. According to Florida Dairy Farmers, dairy products contain nine essential nutrients, including calcium and potassium, which may help to better manage your weight, build strong bones and reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers. Learn more.

Oral Hygiene and Health

The health of your mouth often mirrors the condition of your body as a whole. Taking care of your oral health can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease, as well as help you keep your teeth as you get older. Learn more.

Be Skin Safe

The skin is the largest and most visible organ of the human body. It helps protect other organs, assists with regulating body temperature and reflects how healthy you are on the inside. Learn more.

Tips for Weight Management

In addition to helping you feel and look better, reaching a healthier body weight is good for your overall health and well-being. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for developing health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Learn more.