Daily Challenge Thursday May. 24, 2012

Healthy Behaviors
Healthy Behaviors


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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