Simple Ways To Live A Healthy Lifestyle
How cliché does the phrase ‘healthy lifestyle’ sound to you? We want to feel good and look good, yes –but what does it actually mean when we say living a healthy lifestyle? Well, there are the obvious things that describe a healthy person: one who doesn’t smoke, eats healthy foods and exercises regularly. Sounds so simple, right?
In fact, the trick to healthy living is making small changes like adding fruit to your cereal or drinking extra glass of water. So, what else can you be doing to live healthy?
Exercise. We are couch potatoes in our own leisure time, and that counts a lot in weight issues. Yes we need to exercise, but we have so many excuses not to do it. We got a lot of reasons from too busy to not motivated. Sooner we realize, the more we postpone our exercise, the more weight we gain.
Now, if you are really not the exercise buff, then you can opt to moderate activities like doing some chores, gardening and walking.
Benefits on spending more time in outdoor activities
- Reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes
- Improve joint stability
- Increase and improve range of movement
- Help maintain flexibility as you age
- Maintain bone mass
- Prevent osteoporosis and fractures
- Improve mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Enhance self esteem
- Improve memory in elderly people
- Reduce stress
As a start no need to aim for weight loss, just focus on the above benefits and your weight issues will be solved sooner.
Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t just make you feel healthy but it also gives more medically observable benefits like lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle
Not ready yet for a structured program? Then start small.
Play more physical games. Once a week, turn off the TV and put off the iPads, and do something a little more physical with your family. Play games, take a walk…almost anything will be more active than sitting on the couch.
Walk more. Why don’t you take the dog for a walk more regularly? Makes your pooch happier and makes you burn more calories.
Do some chores. Working in the garden, raking leaves, sweeping the floor –try these and it surely keeps your house and garden look good and makes you feel even better.
Eating healthy. Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t complete if healthy eating is not a part of it. Clean diet help with weight management, improve your health and quality of life.
Eat more fruit. Add fruits to your cereal, your salads or make it your dinner.
More veggies. Add reds and greens wherever you can–a tomato on your sandwich, peppers on your pizza, or extra veggies in your pasta sauce.
Healthy salad dressing. If you eat full-fat dressing, switch to something lighter and you’ll automatically eat less calories.
Go for low-fat dairy. Switching to skim milk or fat free yogurt is another simple way to eat less calories without having to change too much in your diet.
Always remember that living a healthy lifestyle isn’t about making drastic changes to your eating habits and turning 360 degrees to exercise. Making small changes each day can lead to big rewards. Go back to the top of this article and figure out where and how to start living healthy today.