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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.

eCard: Creatures of HabitMove 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.

eCard: Germ MonsterKeep 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.

Say ‘boo’ to the flu and colds: Wash your hands frequently and get your flu shot. And be careful around others! Don’t forget to cover coughs and sneezes. Stay home when you’re sick.

eCard: Germ MonsterScare 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
  • Content source:
    • CDC Office of Women's Health
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