Treat Yourself to a Safe and Healthy Halloween
Learn tips to make your Halloween festivities fun, safe, and healthy for you and your family, trick-or-treaters, and party guests.
Move that body: Don't be a stiff. Get at least 2½ hours of moderate physical activity a week. Ten minutes at a time is fine. Kids should get 60 minutes each day.
Treat yourself to healthy earthly goodies: Fruits and veggies make a great healthy snack to serve for Halloween parties. They pack plenty of nutrients and help lower the risk for certain diseases. Meanwhile, limit sugary, salty, and fatty foods . Check out How to Use Fruits and Vegetables to Help Manage Your Weight for tips, recipes, and more.
Keep your fangs healthy: Don't go batty for sugary treats. Floss every day. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, and drink tap water that has fluoride. Visit your dentist for a regular dental checkup.
Be safe: To prevent injuries at work, school and play, take extra care and precautions as you go through your day.
Scare away smoking urges: Choose to be smokefree!
Carve out time for sleep: Get 7-9 hours of sleep every 24 hours. This is essential for staying healthy.
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- Page last reviewed: October 29, 2013
- Page last updated: October 29, 2013
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- CDC Office of Women's Health
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