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Aug 28

5-2-1-0: Four Numbers to Stay Healthy

Posted By iamincontrol | August 28, 2018

5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count helps you keep in mind how to be and stay healthy.

These numbers stand for:

  • 5  – or more fruits and vegetables
  • 2  – hours or less of screen time
  • 1 – hour or more of physical activity
  • 0 – sugary drinks (more water)

We often see diet and exercise information all around us, but it can get confusing. How many fruits and vegetables are best? How much physical activity should I get? When should I turn off the TV? The 5-2-1-0 messaging helps people understand what they can do to achieve a healthy lifestyle to reduce obesity.

We know that treating your body negatively can cause weight gain. Gaining a lot of weight can cause serious health issues like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. By remembering what to eat, what not to eat, and when to get up and get moving, we can reduce our chances of gaining weight. Encourage your friends and family to live by this message too!

Check out this post from a dietician who loves the 5-2-1-0 For Healthy Kids messaging!