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20 health tips for 2020

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1. Eat a healthy diet

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Eat a combination of different foods, including fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. Adults should eat at least five portions (400g) of fruit and vegetables per day. You can improve your intake of fruits an...

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2. Consume less salt and sugar

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Filipinos consume twice the recommended amount of sodium, putting them at risk of high blood pressure, which in turn increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Most people get their sodium through salt. ...

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3. Reduce intake of harmful fatsi

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Fats consumed should be less than 30% of your total energy intake. This will help prevent unhealthy weight gain and NCDs. There are different types of fats, but unsaturated fats are preferable over saturated fats and trans-fats. WHO rec...

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4. Avoid harmful use of alcohol

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There is no safe level for drinking alcohol . Consuming alcohol can lead to health problems such as mental and behavioural disorders, including alcohol dependence, m...

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5. Don’t smoke

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Smoking tobacco causes NCDs such as lung disease, heart disease and stroke. Tobacco kills not only the direct smokers but even non-smokers through second-hand exposure. Currently, there are around 15.9 million Filipino adults who smoke...

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6. Be active

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Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. This includes exercise and activities undertaken while working, playing, carrying out household chores, travelling, and ...

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7. Check your blood pressure regularly

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Hypertension , or high blood pressure, is called a “silent killer”. This is because many people who have hypertension may not be aware of the...

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8. Get tested

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Getting yourself tested is an important step in knowing your health status, especially when it comes to HIV, hepatitis B, sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB). Left untreated, these diseases ca...

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9. Get vaccinated

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Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to prevent diseases. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defences to build protection against diseases like cervical cancer, cholera, diphtheria, hepatitis B, influenza...

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11. Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing

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Diseases such as influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis are transmitted through the air. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, infectious agents may be passed on to others through airborne droplets. When you feel a ...

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12. Prevent mosquito bites

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Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Diseases like dengue, chikungunya, malaria and lymphatic filariasis are transmitted by mosquitoes and continue to affect Filipinos. You can take simple measure...

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13. Follow traffic laws

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Road crashes claim over one million lives around the world and millions more are injured. Road traffic injuries  are preventable t...

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14. Drink only safe water

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Drinking unsafe water  can lead to water-borne diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. Globally, at least 2 b...

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16. Talk to someone you trust if you‘re feeling down

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Depression  is a common illness worldwide with over 260 million people affected. Depression can manifest in different ways, but it might make ...

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17. Take antibiotics only as prescribed

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Antibiotic resistance  is one of the biggest public health threats in our generation. When antibiotics lose their power, bacterial infections become h...

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18. Clean your hands properly

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Hand hygiene is critical not only for health workers but for everyone. Clean hands can prevent the spread of infectious illnesses. You should handwash using soap a...

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19. Prepare your food correctly

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Unsafe food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances, causes more than 200 diseases – ranging from diarrhoea to cancers. When buying food at the market or store, check the labels or the actual produce to en...

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20. Have regular check-ups

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Regular check-ups can help find health problems before they start. Health professionals can help find and diagnose health issues early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. Go to your nearest health fa...

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