We as human being need to be emotionally, psychologically, mentally and physically healthy, living a healthy lifestyle is essential as it does not only extend the longevity of life but it can help in improving the quality of our life. Our physical well-being and ability to control our own life activity can possibly increase our mental health greatly.
Some advanced area of health (physical & mental) are beyond individuals control as a result of this they are referred to health care. Hence things that can be done to improve quality health and lead a quality life are numerous.
WAYS TO ACHEVIEVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Living a healthy lifestyle can be achieved in many ways, we can adopt numerous ways to improve the quality of our life. This may be from taking a healthy diet, steadily exercising, sleeping, avoiding alcohol intake and avoiding some harmful drugs to achieve a healthy body mind and soul.
Living a healthy life style is something an individual can develop on their own, the information here will help to guide us through maintaining or living a quality life style.
EATING A HEALTHY DIET
A healthy diet consist of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grain, fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products. Proteins from foods like seafood, lean meat and poultry, low in saturated, trans-fat, cholesterol, salt and sugars all within the specified daily caloric requirement. A healthy diet must contain the seven important requirements of a balanced diet which are carbohydrate, protein, fat, fiber, vitamins, minerals and water.
Carbohydrates supplies the body with the energy it needs to stay strong and healthy, protein is important for body building, fiber for bowel movements, fat, vitamins, minerals and water also help the body total metabolism and body cell building.
Avoid excess intake of red meat as it may be harmful to the body in the long run and may cause heart problems, cut down or fatty foods like butter, oils, junk food, chips and candy.
PERFORMING REGULAR EXERCISE
Dong regular exercise help us to stay healthy in several ways, it help us to burn down stored fat accumulated in our body from the food we eat daily, it helps us to be more stronger and flexible, it helps to maintain depression, it help the body immune system, it help to maintain good body weight, it helps with strong bones and more.
A better way to exercise is at least 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week will be okay, not doing exercise is not good at all because our body needs exercise steadily. Exercise such as walking or riding bicycle can be very nice.
AVOIDING ALCOHOL INTAKE
Drinking of alcohol can destroy the state of a healthy person as a result of this alcohol intake should be minimized to the lowest limit. Cutting down or stopping of alcohol intake can save your health and money because too much excessive alcohol is very dangerous and can cause liver damage, fetal alcohol syndrome and accident in cases of drink and drive which can lead to death.
AVOIDING SOME HARMFUL DRUGS
Drugs are generally detrimental to human health as it can generally destroy the state of a healthy and fit person. It is advised that you avoid harmful drugs like marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin or some pain pill that are unprescribed for us.
Getting enough sleep is very essential to living a healthy life style because lack of adequate sleep can cause depression, weight gain, anxiety, stress and madness. We need (5 – 8) hours of sleep daily for our body system to relax, cool down, metabolize and repair damaged tissues in our body. Yes our body is serviced when we are sleeping, so no sleep no service and this can lead to problem.
A SOUND MIND, BODY AND SOUL
A sound mind is responsible for making informed decision for ourselves, our job and our lifestyle and health as a result of this to have a sound mind, body and soul is important.