Healthy living means making good physical, mental, emotional and spiritual choices. You make healthy choices when you:
- Eat nutritious food, including fruits and vegetables and country foods like caribou and fish. Choose a variety of foods from all the food groups as suggested by Canada’s Food Guide http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php
- Build a circle of friends and family who care for you and respect you. It’s important to have people you can talk to about what’s going on in your life.
- Stay physically active to keep your body strong, reduce stress and imporve your energy.
- Choose not to smoke and
- Be aware of the impact of substance use on your body –
We can all make healthier choices every day. These choices are affected by where and how you live, work, learn and play. Look in this section of Bettertoknow.yk.ca to discover some of the choices you can make in your life.