Daily Challenge Thursday May. 24, 2012

Healthy Behaviors
Healthy Behaviors

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Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.

Everyday Well-Being

Eat 1 food that contains vitamin D, such as yogurt, milk, fortified cereal, salmon, or tuna.

How to do it

Work some D into your day! Dairy foods such as low-fat milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese are natural sources of vitamin D, as are fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and swordfish. Breakfast foods like ready-to-eat cereals and orange juice are often fortified with vitamin D, so you can even get your D at daybreak if you like.

Why it matters

D is one dynamic vitamin: Studies show that it may help improve bone and muscle strength, play a part in controlling blood pressure, and lower the risk of colorectal cancer. Yet vitamin D deficiency is very common worldwide and most adults don't get nearly enough each day. By digging into a D-rich food source, you help to get some of this important vitamin - and potentially reap its benefits.

Fun fact

A swordfish can swim up to 60 miles (97 kilometers) per hour!

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