Detroit Community Health Connection builds health awareness in the community by teaching basic healthy lifestyle choices.

Healthy Diet

1) Healthy diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
2) Fruits and vegetables also provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber, and other substances that are important for good health.
3) Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories, and are filling

Healthy Foods to Eat from A to Z:

A-Apples, Avocados, Asparagus
B-Beans, Broccoli
C-Carrots< Chicken, Celery
E-Eggs
F-Fish, Fennel
G-Grapes, Guava, Green Beans
K-Kale, Kiwi
L-Lean Meat, Lettuce, Lemons
M-Melon, Milk, Mango
N-Nuts, Nectarines
O-Olives, Oranges, Onions
P-Potatoes, Peaches, Pineapple
R-Rice, Red Peppers, Radishes
S-Strawberries, Squash, Spinach
T-Tomatoes
W-Watermelon, Watercress, Walnuts
Y-Yogurt
Z-Zucchini

Physical Activity

Not being physically active puts people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, and most Americans are not physically active enough to gain any health benefits. Swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, aerobic dancing, walking or many other activities can greatly help your heart. Whether it is included in a structured exercise program or part of your daily routine, all physical activity adds up to a healthier heart and a healthier body.

  • Jog with a friend or by yourself
  • Join a gym
  • Participate in pilates, yoga, or weight training classes
  • Go Swimming
  • Take a hike in Bidwell Park
  • Play frisbee
  • Go for a bike ride

SLEEP AND STRESS TIPS

  • Exercise (jogging, walking, athletics)
  • Read a book
  • Take breaks when needed
  • Play or listen to music
  • Fun games with family or friends
  • Naps
  • Plan schoolwork ahead of time
  • Manage time appropriately
  • Get eight hours of sleep or more each night
  • Focus on what is most important and stick to it