Live Healthy and Live Longer
- 16 September 2011 16 September 2011
The key to life-long well-being is a healthy lifestyle; so adopt healthy habits and live longer. Here are some top tips:
1. Eat Right
Good nutrition is the foundation of good health, and maintaining a balanced diet can help you live a longer and healthier life. Research has shown that eating right can prevent or control many debilitating illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. It is a common misconception that a balanced diet has to mean avoiding certain foods, when in reality it actually means that all food types should be consumed; but balanced. The body needs its essential nutrients like carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats to function properly.
2. Physical Exercise
If you want to live a long and healthy life, then regular exercise is an absolute must! Research shows that physical activity can help prevent a number of diseases, such as heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, and mental disorders, like depression. Regular exercise also impacts on the way you feel about yourself - if you feel good about yourself, your self-confidence is given a lift and you will have a more positive outlook on life.
3. Sleep Well
Proper rest is an important factor to contributing to life long health as the body repairs itself while we sleep and enhances our immunity. Chronic sleep deprivation can result in some damaging health problems including high blood pressure and a weakened immune system. You might even remember becoming ill after a particularly rough week of insomnia. Therefore, it is important for your health to get enough sleep every day.
4. Fresh Air
Fresh air is important for your health and well-being as it strengthens your immune system by supplying it with oxygen. Fresh air can also help in killing bacteria by supplying your white blood cells with more oxygen, and can also improve your heart rate, blood pressure and metabolic rate. Make sure to spend as much time as possible outdoors, taking in long deep breathes of fresh air. Exercising outdoors is an added bonus and will help you feel more refreshed at the end of your workouts.
5. Mental Exercise
Considering the importance of physical fitness, its no surprise that mental fitness weighs just as heavily. Simple daily mental exercises will help strengthen cognitive function and improve your memory so you can live a long healthy life in both body and mind.
6. Positive Attitude
Before you can get fit, you have to develop the attitude that is going to help you get there. Positive attitude is key in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as we have to learn not to give up when things get tough, and to stick to our goals. The way we think about ourselves can also affect our physical and mental health. So stay positive and life long.
7. Stay Connected
Perhaps the most important of all, is maintaining good relationships with family and friends. Laughter is great at reducing stress and can have massive health benefits.
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