Living A Healthy Life

It seems that everyone is concerned with healthy living these days. Of course, this is a good thing. It’s important to be concerned with your health and to look for better strategies to improve your life. On the other hand, it also seems like everyone has a quick solution for healthy living (for a hefty fee, of course). You can barely turn on the TV or pick up a magazine without seeing a celebrity or doctor trying to get you to buy their new book detailing “the latest miracle diet” that will transform your appearance and change your life(!!!)… whether it’s fresh-ground wheat grass or a daily tin of Brazil nuts.

The reality is…these diets are unnecessary. Healthy living is available to everyone, and it does NOT depend on buying the latest diet book or “designer vitamins”. What it really boils down to is making healthy decisions.

EATING HEALTHY

One of the most important facets of a healthy life is eating nutritious foods. Don’t try to follow a trendy diet… just eat a balanced diet of nutritious foods. Eating healthy is not a diet anyway…it MUST BE a way of life. When you eat well, you lower your risk of many health problems such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain kinds of cancer and osteoporosis. You will also find yourself with more energy, allowing you to enjoy life in ways you weren’t when you were less healthy.

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The most consistently-ignored groups of foods, and the one that is most often the cause of poor diets, is fruit and vegetables. There is nothing particularly innovative about this advice… everyone knows that “you need to eat your fruits and vegetables”. The main problem is that so few people actually consume the seven to ten daily servings of fruits and vegetables that they’re supposed to have each day. And when they do eat fruit and vegetables, it is too often in forms that include added sugar, salt or fat.

The food group that we all eat too much of is meat. Try to limit your meat intake, and emphasize meat alternatives for your protein needs. While you definitely need meat (or an alternative) for protein, most people eat far too much from this food group. You’ll be surprised at how little is actually required to get you through the day.

GET ACTIVE

Once you’ve started eating well, it’s time to go out and get some physical activity! Now… this DOESN’T mean you have to incorporate a rigorous physical workout into your daily routine (although some people may need this…it depends on where you start, and your personal metabolism). For the most part, however… just including small amounts of physical activity in your life can make a significant difference. So… take the stairs instead of the escalator. Walk to the corner store instead of driving a few blocks. Start slowly and incorporate more physical activity into your life. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the results will add up!

HAVE FUN

The final component of healthy living is to have a healthy mind. Build up a strong peer group who will give you the social support you need to be truly happy. Find activities that you enjoy and make time for them. Don’t live to work…work to eat. That’s easy to forget! People need other people…and they need to find meaning in the things they do. If you like animals, get a pet. The right pet can be an amazingly therapeutic influence. Give of yourself. Volunteer a couple hours a week to help those less fortunate. It’s amazing how much better your life can look when you’ve seen how other people are living! All these things will help reduce your stress, which will only lead to a healthier body.

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19 Responses to “Living A Healthy Life”

  1. Eric Says:

    People should start thinking their present life make their future. They seem not to care about it!

  2. hindi songs Says:

    Living a healthier life can not only extend your life, it can also improve the quality. Feeling physically better and having control over your own life can greatly increase your mental health as well. Although there are some aspects of physical and mental health that are beyond an individual’s (and science’s) control, there are many things that people can do to improve their quality of life.

  3. Nursing Assistant Says:

    I tell my patients that living healthfully will not only make them stronger, healthier and more active, but it will extend their lives as well. In today’s society, one cannot afford to live poorly.

  4. Joe Says:

    Great post. Having a well balance diet is not every thing to remain healthy one should check there daily sleeping, exercise routine etc. And yes you are right that this will defiantly extend the life.
    Thanks for a wonderful article.

  5. bluetooth Says:

    It’s really good that all people are striving their best effort to remain healthy as it is said, ” Health is Wealth”. Eating nutritious foods with a regular exercising can work wonders for anyone really.

  6. Acomplia Blog Says:

    I totally agree with this article and with Bluetooth, Health is Wealth, Health always comes first, If you have Health, you can get wealth, but wealth cannot get you health

  7. Jennifer Ellner VigorFit Total Says:

    I enjoyed your post. I could not agree more that there really is not such thing as a truly “Magic Wand Solution”. Not in the long run anyways. If you end up getting extremely fast results from a “Fad Diet” studies have shown that people generally gain back 110% of the weight that they lost while on the diet. So you actually end up GAINING weight. The best way to get in shape and lose those extra pounds is to incorporate a healthy diet, along with a strength training workout routine. If you don’t enjoy traveling back and forth to the gym all week long there are home gyms that you can purchase. The great benefit with a gym in your home is that you can do a total body workout routine at any time of the day that is convenient for you. Not to mention the fact that you don’t have to travel back and forth to the gym all week long, pay costly gym fees, wait in line for equipment ect.

  8. YoNaturals Says:

    I enjoy reading articles on your website, very informative!

    In my opinion Healthy Living and Holistic Health are main building blocks to fulfilling your potential for living a happier and more satisfying life, includes and touch upon all aspects of our lives including:

    * The food we eat
    * The homes we live in
    * The way we travel
    * The careers we choose
    * The level of wealth we choose
    * The way we think
    * The personal relationships we have

    They all contribute not only to defining who we are and how we choose to live our lives, but also the impact these choices ultimately have on our health and happiness.

    Stay Healthy!

  9. Healthy Living Info Says:

    Nice post,, Healthy living and weight loss are inseparable. In order to have a healthy lifestyle, we must learn how to live a balanced life. Cultivating healthy living while you are young will also help promote good health when you are entering your golden years.

  10. Healthy foods Says:

    I agree with your healthy living articles, but I think we need also sleep enough, and good relationships for living a healthy lifestyle

  11. Buah Ajaib Says:

    Yes i agree that eating healty is the main factor of healthy life. You are what you eat. So if you want to build healty life start with your food. Take a good consideration of what kind of food that you eat. Its very important.

  12. sevi Says:

    Great post. Having a well balance diet is not every thing to remain healthy one should check there daily sleeping, It’s really good that all people

  13. Luke from assurance hypothecaire Says:

    This is a very timely post. And it should be read by everyone. Truly health is wealth, and we should look after ourselves all the time. In order for us to stay fit and healthy.

  14. andry Says:

    nice post, eating healty is the main factor of healthy life. but i got trouble on my stomach, after eating banana. i dont know what hapens on my body??

  15. phoebe from fap turbo evolution Says:

    Total Health is about Diet + Exercise + Mentality…

    A lot of problems are actually coming from the 1st component, Diet…I can’t imagine the amount of junk food that we are consuming everyday..full of oil and “un-natural” preservatives.

    When their health problems start to surface, they then turn to medicine and vitamins for help. After recovering, they will start the bad diet cycle again.

    Which all the initial health issues can be prevented by JUDGING at the food we eat… :(

  16. Sid from Home Gym Fitness Equipment Says:

    Always the golden rule, prevention is better than cure, we have to learn from unhealthy habits even before the illness comes. What we spent for medication could’ve been spent for nutritious foods and healthy lifestyle.

  17. Rich from Natural Anxiety Relief Says:

    I agree with “Healthy foods” that another key ingredient for a healthy lifestyle is proper sleep. As we get older, we may need less sleep, but it’s important that the sleep we do get is healthy sleep. When we’re properly rested, our minds and bodies are better able to benefit from the other healthy diet and exercise habits we practice.

  18. daniel Says:

    The food group that we all eat too much of is meat. Try to limit your meat intake, and emphasize meat alternatives for your protein needs. While you definitely need meat (or an alternative) for protein, most people eat far too much from this food group. You’ll be surprised at how little is actually required to get you through the day

  19. kyan from The Truth About Six Pack Abs Says:

    For sure -eating healthy is the key to a healthier body. Fact is, it accounts for 80% of fat loss – and when you throw in interval training and multi movement strength training – you have a nice recipe against fat loss!

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