How to Be Healthy
It seems like a simple question: How can I be healthy? And the answer is simple! There are a few basic good habits you can form that will keep you healthy your whole life. Being healthy in body and mind means you're more likely to fight off disease and depression.
What are the habits?
Everything in moderation.
You can have that piece of pizza, that donut, that slice of cake. But not every week; not even every month. Keep these treats as special things you have every now and again. When you eat them, have a small piece and savor it. If you drink, have one drink and then stop. There are studies that show a little drinking can be good for you. But nowhere is there a study which tells you that binge drinking can lead to good results!
Even if you're a couch potato, you will see a benefit from walking half an hour a day. If you walk where the scenery is beautiful, so much the better. The time spent walking will soon become something you crave. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well as osteoporosis. It also improves mental health, helps prevent depression, and helps to promote or maintain positive self esteem. So get out there! Dance, jog, walk, play tennis, kickbox; whatever suits your personality best.
Don't Smoke or do drugs.
It's not hip, it's just a bad choice. Either of these will affect your future health in a bad way.
Check your portion size, eat lots of fruits and veggies, and enjoy your meals! (MagicKitchen.com has some pretty awesome meals you can order, if you don't cook).
Don't eat in restaurants every day.
If you watch the cooking shows, you'll see that chefs add a lot of fat to foods to make them taste good. Butter, oil, deep-frying, all of those are going to add extra fat you don't need. So enjoy, but don't eat out too often.
Wear safety equipment.
This means seatbelts, helmets, biker's leathers, whatever will keep you safe if you're traveling at high speeds. Stay safe!
Go to the doctor for checkups.
A couple of routine checkup visits a year will likely catch any health issues before they become major. Of course if you feel ill, go more often.
getting a good night's sleep every night provides health benefits. It reduces stress, inflammation and keeps your heart healthy. It also improves your mental capacity and your mood. Researchers have also found that people who sleep less than seven hours per night are more likely to be overweight! 7-9 hours per night is a good number.
Keep your mind active.
Read, do problem solving puzzles, play games or meditate. If your brain is active, you will be alert and have more fun in life.
Seriously, keeping a good outlook is a great way to continue to be healthy. You will create strong relationships, your stress level will be lower, and research shows your cardiovascular system will be healthier.
Keep those ten simple habits in the forefront and you will be living a healthy life. Things happen, and you may fall ill. But if you do, by following these steps you'll be strong and ready to fight the illness. Good luck to you in your endeavor to be healthy for life!
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