Good health isn’t just about healthy eating and exercise – It also includes having a positive mental health, healthy self-image and a healthy lifestyle.
Living a healthy lifestyle is about making easy-to-manage healthy choices in your day-to-day living and not undergoing hours of training at the gym and eating only salad leaves. Making small healthy changes every day, such as taking the stairs instead of the lifts, increasing your fruit by one, drinking one extra glass of water or quitting smoking could do wonders to your health.
Our health gets affected by many factors. Some of these are beyond our control, such as genetic makeup or our age. But few things such as making changes to lifestyle, is within our control. By taking steps toward healthy living, we can help reduce risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and other serious diseases.
- Stay hydrated- Drink more water
- Snack Healthy - Eat more fruits & vegetables.
- Get enough sleep.
- Be physically active -Pick exercises you enjoy.
- Cut down on processed food – Limit calories and saturated fat.
- Do not skip your breakfast.
- Purge negative thoughts & negative people from your life
- Cut out soda and caffeine
- Make social connections.
- Control your blood pressure and cholesterol.
- Stop smoking & alcohol consumption.
There is nothing more damaging to a long, healthy life than smoking, which is estimated as the reason for death or disability in half the people who smoke.
To sum up, Add 14 years to your life by following four very easy principles; don't smoke, take regular exercise, drink sensibly and eat five portions of fruit and veg a day. These simple steps can have a huge impact on your life expectancy, say scientists from Cambridge University.
It’s a brave and sensible to make wise, healthy choices. Some of the positive changes will happen quickly, while others will be more gradual, but all the changes will benefit your health and well-being.
Stay happy, Stay healthy by “Keeping a tab on your health”.