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Staying healthy at any age has a lot to do with keeping up good health habits. And breaking bad habits can make a big difference. Some are obvious — like quitting smoking. Others, like oral health, are less obvious, but equally important. Read on for more wellness tips.

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  • Heart Healthy Eating Fact Sheet - This fact sheet provides information on how healthy eating habits can help to reduce the risk of heart disease. It explains what a healthy portion is and how to make heart-healthy food choices.

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  • Finding Your Way to a Healthier You: Based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans - This booklet based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 highlights how to make smart food choices from each food group and how to find your balance between food intake and physical activity.
  • Girlfriends' Health and Safety Tips - You and your girlfriends can help each other keep both mentally and physically fit. This fact sheet has information about how you can support and inform the women that are close to you.
  • HealthyPeople.gov - With a focus on physical fitness, nutrition, preventative screenings, and avoiding risky behaviors, HealthierUS.gov is a source of credible, accurate information to help Americans live healthier lives.
  • Healthy Eating After 50 - Making healthy food choices is important no matter how old you are! This fact sheet explains how to make healthy food choices and why it's especially important for older adults.
  • Staying Healthy at 50+ Timeline - You can take action to stay healthy by following daily steps to good health, getting screening tests (standard tests to look for signs of particular diseases), and taking medicines to prevent disease. This list tells you what to do and when.
  • What's Your Aging IQ? - This booklet discusses what older people are concerned about, how they can get the most out of the rest of their lives, and what normal aging really is.

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Content last updated: August 12, 2010.

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