Eat a healthy diet

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Eat a combination of different foods, including fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. Adults should eat at least five portions (400g) of fruit and vegetables per day.

Consume less salt and sugar

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Filipinos consume twice the recommended amount of sodium, putting them at risk of high blood pressure, which in turn increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. 

Reduce intake of harmful fat

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Fats consumed should be less than 30% of your total energy intake. This will help prevent unhealthy weight gain and NCDs.

Avoid harmful use of alcohol

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There is no safe level for drinking alcohol. Consuming alcohol can lead to health problems such as mental and behavioural disorders

Don’t smoke

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Smoking tobacco causes NCDs such as lung disease, heart disease and stroke. Tobacco kills not only the direct smokers but even non-smokers through second-hand exposure. 

Be active

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Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. 

Check your blood pressure regularly

07

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is called a “silent killer”.

Get tested

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Getting yourself tested is an important step in knowing your health status, especially when it comes to HIV, hepatitis B, sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB). 

Get vaccinated

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Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to prevent diseases. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defences to build protection against diseases.

Drink only safe water

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Drink unsafe water can lead to water-borne diseases such as cholera, diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio.