Healthy living is important. While even those that only eat foods that are good for them, exercise on a regular basis and don’t practice any bad habits can still end up ill, it lessens your chances and could also help you heal quicker.
Most people think that living healthy is a hard thing to do, and for some it might be. The key is to set your mind to it and do it. Eat foods that promote wellness, cram in that fitness every day, even when you don’t feel like it, and don’t smoke or drink or do drugs.
Let’s get a little more detailed for a moment. Here are five ways to stay healthy, that include a few already mentioned.
Healthy eating is more than just getting your fruits and vegetables, although that does help. Watch your portions, except when it comes to your veggies. Fill a third of every plate for every meal with vegetables and you’re on to a good start. Drink plenty of water.
One of the best things you can do for your health is to cut out refined sugars. You get plenty of natural sugar if you are eating the fruit you should eat each day. Aside from the fact that sugar is bad for your teeth, it also appears it can lower your good cholesterol. leading to the possibility of heart disease.
For general wellness it is recommended that adults get a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day, and more if you are trying to lose weight. Change up what you do each day. Don’t spend the whole week on cardio, instead do weight lifting a couple days and maybe take a walk on another.
You may feel as though there just isn’t time in your busy life for fitness, but with some creativity you can manage. Playing tag with the kids, taking the dog for a walk and even parking across the lot then taking the stairs instead of the elevator count towards your fitness routine.
Don’t Be an Addict
If you smoke, quit now. Get help to do so if you need it. It’s never too late to quick and within days your body will show great improvement health wise. If you drink alcohol, you may think it’s fine to do it in a minimal capacity. However, even small amounts can be harmful to the liver.
Get Some Sleep
The human body requires sleep. If you aren’t getting enough it can cause irritability. During sleep the human body takes time to repair itself, for healing. Ways you can ensure a good night of sleep include going to bed at the same time each night and making sure your room is the perfect temperature for conducive sleep.
No matter how healthy you are, things happen. You may find the need to go on disability due to health issues that you could not avoid. That may cause you to question the point of being healthy, but it’s all about the chances. Living healthy gives you a better chance and avoiding life threatening illness, and gives you the possibility of a long and happy life.