Everydayhealth.com offers tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle which can mean a longer, higher-quality of life.

Here’s an idea that is health-focused but enjoyable:

Eat Right

A healthy diet is all about variety and moderation, said Dee Sandquist, M.S., R.D., spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association and director of nutrition, diabetes, weight management, and wound healing at Southwest Washington Medical Center. Because varying the foods you eat can help reduce your risk of developing a chronic disease, Sandquist recommends the following equation: “Make half your grains whole grains, vary your veggies and fruits, go lean with protein and get calcium-rich foods.”

Stick with this philosophy, and you’ll automatically get all the buzzed-about nutrients and antioxidants that can help combat early aging. And by moderating the amounts of sodium, cholesterol, and sugar you eat, you’ll have plenty of room for nutritious foods.