Living A Healthy Lifestyle

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Before starting any type of diet, physical workout or exercise please consult your Physician first.

This information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

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Would a maximum lifespan of 150 years make our lives better or just longer?

One way of thinking about this is in terms of pleasure and pain: the more pleasure (and the less pain) we have over the course of our lives, the better our lives are.

Some researchers argue that there is a natural “expiration date” for human beings, at about 125 years.

Nabi Tajima was the oldest known person in the world, who died on 21 April 2018 at 117 years, 260 days old.

Jeanne Louise Calment, who died in 1997, had the longest recorded lifespan, at 122 years.

Other things being equal, a life which lasts 100 years is better than one that lasts 80 years, as long as the extra 20 years contain more pleasure than they do pain.

Crucially, strategies to promote healthy ageing may not only ease the burdens on society, but help to ensure that our longer lives are better lives – even in a philosophical sense.

Living a Healthy Lifestyle is within your reach, starting today, by implementing a few easy steps.

You’ve heard it all before: eat your fruit and veg, avoid fatty and sugar laden foods, drink lots of water, exercise regularly. But why the fuss? What’s so important about living a healthy lifestyle and why go through the nightmare of making such huge changes?

Well let me first say, making changes to allow a healthy lifestyle isn’t the nightmare. This is what’s necessary to stop the real nightmare happening … illness and death.

A healthy lifestyle should be a way of living, and not just a temporary fix for a cold or to negate a gluttonous weekend. The true benefits of a healthy lifestyle are to maintain good health, equally to avoid ill health.

Living a healthy lifestyle may mean something different from one person to the next. For some, health is defined by living a disease-free life. For others, healthy is being able to play with grandchildren or perhaps adhering to a weekly exercise schedule.

Though the definition of healthy may differ between people, living a healthy lifestyle is a fundamental component to achieving your optimal mental and physical well-being. In fact it is a must do for everybody.

Without a healthy lifestyle ill health will be heading your way. Be clear on that. I’m not trying to put fear into you, in fact I’m doing the opposite, sharing information that will help you make changes now, to avoid ill health in the future.

A healthy lifestyle will reduce your risk of heart attack. That should be reason enough. 

In addition, you’ll feel better in general, have more energy and stand a lower chance of getting sick.

Did you know that being overweight or obese are, combined, the fifth leading risk for global deaths? At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese.

44 per cent of the diabetes burden, 23 per cent of the ischemic heart disease burden and between seven and 41 per cent of certain cancer burdens that are attributable to overweight and obesity.

So, let me say it again, living a Healthy Lifestyle is crucial for avoiding health problems; or reverse them if they already exist.

Healthy living necessitates both physical and mental health. Sure, healthy living is a long-term commitment, not a flash-in-the-pan fad.

But there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow, too.

The way to good health is directly related to what is put into that body and how it is treated. The older you get, the more you will see your body respond positively to the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Portion Size Control

Eat three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) dinner does not have to be the largest meal.
• Food consumption should consist of unprocessed foods such as vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, seeds and whole grains.
• Choose lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. Better still go Vegetarian.
• Control portion sizes; eat the smallest portion that can satisfy hunger and then stop eating.
• Snacks are great, but they should consist of fruit only.
• Drink at least 8 glasses (64 oz.) of water per day
• Moderate your intake of alcohol and caffeine, or better yet, avoid them completely.

Physical Activity/Exercise

 

Physical activity and exercise is a major contributor to a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise can help prevent coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure.

Physical activity does not have to involve hours at the gym. Instead, there are many ways that you can make small changes throughout the day to make your life less sedentary and get your body moving.

Regular, weight-bearing exercise can also help prevent osteoporosis by building bone strength.

You are never too old to start exercising. Even frail, elderly individuals (70-90 years of age) can improve their strength and balance with exercise.

Choose a method of physical activity that you enjoy—one that will not feel like a chore.

You can even involve your friends or family in your physical activity so you can have some time to interact with the people you love while also benefiting your body.

Start slowly and work up to a healthy frequency. Pace yourself so you don’t run out of energy and become discouraged early.

A good exercise goal to work toward is 30 minutes per day, 5 times per week.

A great exercise to start with is Walking.

Some fun physical activities include:

  • Dancing
  • Yoga
  • Aerobics
  • Running
  • Hiking

Adequate Sleep

Sleep plays a very important role in maintaining general well-being and a healthy lifestyle. Getting enough deep sleep at night can help protect your mental and physical health, your overall quality of life, and your safety.

How you feel while you’re awake is greatly dependent on the quality of sleep you are getting at night.
While you are sleeping, your body is replenishing itself to support healthy brain function and optimize your physical health.

Sleep also plays a large role in the growth and development of children.

Sleep deficiency can happen both quickly and over time.

If you are losing sleep on a regular basis, you may raise your risk for chronic health problems, experience trouble thinking during the day, have delayed reactions, have poor performance at work, experience learning difficulties, and have problems developing relationships.

If you do not give your body a chance to restore itself from expending energy all day and prepare itself for the energy you will need the following day, your health will certainly suffer.

Preventive Health Care Screening

People tend to go to the doctor when they become ill, or when an unfamiliar symptom pops up.

From there, the doctor works with the patient to treat the problem in hopes that it will go away.

But what if the problem never happened in the first place?

For example, if you notice a small mark on your skin that has seemingly popped up out of nowhere and you don’t know what it is, this could be a sign of skin cancer that can rapidly spread throughout your body.

Don’t ignore these things and hope they will go away. Instead, be proactive and visit a dermatologist every year to get checkups so they can look over your skin for anything that they may find suspicious.

It is important to be proactive about your health, regardless of if you are sick or not.

Doctors may give advice on preventative measures for diseases that run in your family, or even just catch a health problem before it becomes too late.

Catching health issues early is the key, so make sure that you are paying attention to your physical health no matter how you actually feel.

Address Addictive Behaviors

When you think about “addiction,” you may only think of alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.

However, there are other behaviors that may be healthy in moderation, but that can end up becoming addictions.

Things like food, caffeine, Internet usage, and gambling can all become addictive for some people.

There are safe levels for these types of behaviors, and we need to recognize and address our habits in order to know when they are in excess.

It is important to consider your personality when doing this.

Studies have shown that there are connections between impulsiveness, compulsiveness, and addiction.

You have to be able to self-reflect to see if you have any repetitive behaviors that you do without a rational motivation.

A full-blown addiction occurs when you have an inability to stop a harmful behavior even though it has negative consequences.

If you see a problem, it is important to act to address the issue.

Gratitude

Reminding yourself what you are grateful for each day will help keep your spirits up and fend off any lingering depression.

Focus on the positives in your life rather than the negatives, and keep your strengths in mind as you start each day.

Making this deliberate point of being thankful for everything you have in your life is beneficial for your happiness and overall well-being.

Sometimes we forget the small things that we take for granted every day that we actually wouldn’t know what to do without.

Have you noticed how the Word of God continually tells us to avoid certain kinds of foods (particularly in the Old Testament)?

We are discouraged, even commanded, to avoid certain foods that are actually not good for us. For example, Daniel and his friends chose “not to defile themselves” with the king’s food, instead opting to eat vegetables and drink water only. They were found healthier than others.

The Bible certainly urges us to take care of our bodies. God gave our bodies to us, and He doesn’t want us to abuse them or neglect them.

Many of the laws in the Old Testament, for example, warned the people against foods that might be harmful (particularly since they had few ways to keep food from spoiling).

 

Get To Know Your Body

 

Humans have five major organs that are essential for survival.

These are the Brain, Heart, Kidneys, Liver and Lungs.

    • The human Brain is the body’s control center, receiving and sending signals to other organs through the nervous system and through secreted hormones. It is responsible for our thoughts, feelings, memory storage and general perception of the world.
    • The human Heart is a responsible for pumping blood throughout our body.
    • The human Kidneys is to remove waste and extra fluid from the blood. The kidneys take urea out of the blood and combine it with water and other substances to make urine.
    • The human Liver has many functions, including detoxifying of harmful chemicals, breakdown of drugs, filtering of blood, secretion of bile and production of blood-clotting proteins.
    • The human Lungs are responsible for removing oxygen from the air we breathe and transferring it to our blood where it can be sent to our cells. The lungs also remove carbon dioxide, which we exhale.

 

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4 thoughts on “Living A Healthy Lifestyle

  • July 22, 2020 at 5:48 pm
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    Nice post.. I also believe that living a healthy life is a life style and healthy living is good business, when they talk about healthy living many people have different thought, some may think it is just about what they eat while others think it is about exercising  but i think it is both and more, also all you listed because when one have a little or no sleep it will definitely affect the person’s mental and physical health…This is really a great post, thanks for sharing

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    • July 22, 2020 at 6:40 pm
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      Thank you for sharing and “yes” living a healthy lifestyle is more than just dieting it is a total commitment to improve your life.

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  • July 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm
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    Hello there, thanks for sharing this awesome article I know it would be of great help to the public as it has been for help to me. For me, I think one of the most important things that we all must avoid is the habit of smoking as I has a very bad effect on the lungs. Also too much of alcohol is still very bad

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