MECC Key Messages

MECC Messages

In order to live a healthy life, there are a number of key things you should do

Quit Smoking: get support to quit to enhance your chances of success  

You are 4 times more likely to successfully quit if you get support from Stop Smoking Services

MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT FOR YOUR HEIGHT

Find out your BMI and balance eating and exercise.

Reduce Your Alcohol Consumption to Lower Risk Levels

Men and women should drink no more than 14 units per week, spread over a few days. THERE IS NO SAFE LEVEL OF ALCOHOL USE

EAT  5 A DAY in FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Eat less salt, saturated fats and sugar.

EXERCISE MODERATELY FOR 150 MINUTES PER WEEK (eg for 30 MINUTES ON 5 DAYS PER WEEK) and AVOID A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE. You can build up your exercise at your own pace, say starting with 10 minute bursts.

So you can talk but not sing! You can do your exercise in ten-minute chunks. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle.

Keep Your Mind Healthy: Try out these 5 ways to well-being

Keep active; Give; Keep Learning; Connect with people around you; Take notice of the world around you and savour each moment.