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January 2010

Adopting a healthy lifestyle

by Staff, on balanced diet, diet, diseases, exercise, foods, heal, healthy, healthy lifestyle, high blood pressure, lifestyle, rest, strength, susceptible

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, there are several reasons you need to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

If you adopt a healthy lifestyle, your body will be less susceptible to infections. This is because a balanced diet increases your antioxidant level and thereby improves your immune systems. A healthy lifestyle makes you less susceptible to most of the 20th century diseases. These include high blood pressure, most cancers, most cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. Adopting a healthy lifestyle means you will have a balanced diet at regular intervals, which in turn means your body will not have a reason to store body fat because it will not be anticipating starvation. A healthy lifestyle also means you exercise regularly, which also aids in melting off the fat. A healthy lifestyle gives you more energy and strength. Although many people believe that regular exercise makes you tired all the time, the reverse is actually the truth. This is because the heart is strengthened when you exercise. A healthy lifestyle makes you sleep better at night because the body will demand rest since it will need repair. If you have a healthy lifestyle, you get endorphins as a result of exercise – endorphins have a calming effect on the body and they make it easier for you to handle physical and psychological pain, thereby decreasing stress. A healthy lifestyle leads to a good looking body – this leads to greater self confidence. High self-esteem leads to a better sex life because there will be no anxiety pressure. If you have a healthy lifestyle, you will be an inspiration to others.

According to teen central, there are several aspects of a healthy lifestyle. To have a healthy lifestyle, start by eating the right diet. The diet should be balanced, meaning it should contain carbohydrates, mineral, vitamins, fiber, proteins, and essential fats. You should avoid processed foods and foods that are foods that are high in cholesterol. You should consider consulting a dietician if you have a serious weight issue.

You can adopt a healthy lifestyle by exercising. This burns the fat from your body, among many other benefits. You do not have to go to the gym to exercise – simple exercises include walking or cycling to work, using stairs instead of the elevator, pacing when talking on the phone, and other simple exercises.

You can adopt a healthy lifestyle by reducing your consumption of alcohol and avoiding recreation drugs. All drugs, depressants and stimulants alike, have side effects and they cause problems such as liver, stomach, and lung cancer, heart diseases, high blood pressure, and psychological diseases.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle by getting plenty of rest. Rest is important because it allows your body to heal and to grow. It is especially important in kids and in people who are very active. You should have a comfortable mattress so that you can rest comfortably.

You should visit your doctor if you want to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Your doctor is in a good position to advice you on the best way to do this and he/she will give you the dos and the don’ts. Staff