The best way to stay healthy is to live a healthy lifestyle. Naturally, this means living life in a way that keeps you healthy in both body and mind. According to the World Health Organization, being healthy is not just the absence of sickness and disease. Rather, it is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. So, by extension, we can conclude that a healthy lifestyle encompasses physical, mental and emotional health. In this post, we consider the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and things you can do to live healthy.
Living a healthy lifestyle is not a once-and-done type of thing. Instead, it is a continual commitment to eating healthy, exercising, reducing stress and promoting mental and emotional balance.
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With that said, lets take a quick look at some of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Five Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle
Maintaining healthy lifestyle requires hard work and the right mindset. While this may seem like a lot of work, when you discover the benefits of such a lifestyle, it becomes easier to do. With that said, here are five benefits of healthy lifestyle:
- Improved Mental Health: Healthy eating habits and regular exercise help improve one’s mood and mental health. Interestingly, with improved mental health, one can function optimally and manage stress better.
- Enhanced Sleep and Increased Energy Levels: Having a wholesome diet enhances sleep quality and energy levels. This in turn uplifts one’s appearance and boosts personality.
- Improves Longevity: The regular practice of a healthy lifestyle increases one’s chances of living longer. The fact is that as people age, they tend to lose muscle mass and functions, which could lead to injuries and disabilities. By exercising, one can reduce loss of muscle mass and maintaining strength.
- Healthy Weight Loss: Exercising and eating healthy also help maintain good physique. When you eat balanced meals, you keep your weight in check and avoid the risk of becoming obese.
- Combats Diseases: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps prevent certain diseases. It is a scientifically proven fact that healthy eating and regular exercise help prevent injuries and chronic diseases.
Things to Do to Live Healthy
Now that we’ve established the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, here are a few things one can do to live healthy:
- Exercise: There are several benefits of exercise, some of which include keeping your mind and body alert. Also, it helps in the building and maintenance of strong bones and muscles. Examples of full body exercises one can do include swimming, running, jogging, walking, dancing etc. We suggest that you find an activity you enjoy and stick to it.
- Get Enough Sleep: Since being healthy involves more than physical health, it is important to also pay attention to one’s mental health. One good way to do this is by getting enough sleep.
- Eat Fruits and Vegetables: Vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, lettuce and tomatoes help to reduce risk of cancer. In addition, pairing them with fruits help one get all the necessary nutrients the body needs to function effectively.
- Drink lots of Water: Water is needed to carry out major body functions, remove waste and carry nutrients round the body. By drinking lots of water, you ensure that you stay hydrated.
- Get Regular Check Ups: Some illnesses and diseases don’t show symptoms or signs until they are extensive. Where healthcare is available, its advisable to get regular checkups.
How are you keeping yourself healthy during the Corona virus lock down? Also, how have you been able to exercise and keep yourself healthy while at home? Are there other benefits of a healthy lifestyle that we’ve not listed here? Feel free to leave us your thoughts and comments at the end of this post. We would love to hear from you.
Today’s Funny Quote
Our funny quote today is by Anthony Burgess, the English Writer and Composer
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
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