Why Should We Choose A Healthy Lifestyle?

Dr. Swati Dave

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Why We Should Choose A Healthy Lifestyle?

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Ever wonder what the secret of good health and a happy state of mind is? How do most people enjoy living the healthiest life? WHO states that healthy living is a way of living that helps us enjoy more aspects of our lives. To choose a healthy lifestyle, you must include positive mental health, a healthy self-image, and a more balanced lifestyle by choosing healthy habits. If we choose to challenge ourselves, a long, disease-free healthy lifestyle is not that difficult to obtain. But this year, amid a pandemic, it may be even more of a concern than usual.

Eating Healthy Food And Exercising

Eating Healthy Food And Exercising
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Eating well and often exercising when you’re younger will undoubtedly help you stay in good health later in life. Physical activities promote good health, and one should remain active throughout all stages of life regardless of their body type or BMI. The earlier you start focusing more on your health and body, the better your later years will be.

In a 2018 study, an international group of researchers by scientists at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health found that adopting healthy habits can extend life expectancy by 12 years for men and 14 years for women. Another study quotes that nearly 1 in 4 children is obese when they start school, highlighting that investing in early years obesity prevention is a cost-effective solution.

The thought of getting healthy may seem daunting, but the payoff is worth it. Taken together, an array of healthy habits can boost our health and put us on the path to a long life. A nutritious diet, daily exercise, and adequate sleep are three secret pillars to living a longer, stronger, and vibrant life. 

Benefits Of Choosing A Healthy Lifestyle

Benefits Of Choosing Healthy Lifestyle
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A healthy lifestyle reduces blood pressure and cholesterol and maintains blood sugar, thereby preventing obesity and lowering the developing heart disease and stroke risk. Regular exercising for 30 minutes for most days of the week enhances joints and muscles health. It increases overall flexibility and mobility. Exercising can release hormones to the brain that improves our mood and help us to cope with stress.

Today, everyone wants to choose a healthy lifestyle, which is not easy to come by in our increasingly busy and distracted society. It is vital not to abuse our bodies. Mindful eating, exercising, and connecting with loved ones are good for our mental well-being. A good sweat is proven to be the ultimate mood-booster while making the right food choices are at the core point. To preserve good health, we must be aware of the requirements of all the essential nutrients of our body.

Keeping off good health doesn’t happen by accident. Pursuing healthily reduces many illnesses one may get affected. To be on the path of improved health requires dedication, smart lifestyle choices, and regular health check-ups (to make sure everything is okay). Instead of finding ways to stay young, it’s better to focus on growing older with a positive attitude. Creating and maintaining healthy habits doesn’t have to be complicated. One can start with activities he/she enjoy the most.

Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle

Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle
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  • Stay motivated.
  • Stop making excuses.
  • Set timely reminders to make physical activity part of daily routine. 
  • Stick to a sleep schedule.
  • Aim to reduce sedentary time and to increase the active time. 
  • Find ways to ratchet down stress.
  • Don’t permanently deprive yourself.
  • Unplug from technology to avoid social media overdose.

To strengthen your health and fitness, there is no better time than now! All of these small choices contribute to your fitness goals and overall happiness and fulfilment when decide to choose a healthy lifestyle. Let’s build together to win together.

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