A healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people’s health and well-being. A recent study found that four bad behaviorssmoking, drinking too much alcohol, not exercising, and not eating enough fruits and veggiescan hustle you into an early grave, and, in effect, age you by as many as 12 years. Lifestyle factors such as having a calcium-rich diet and exercising frequently can keep bones healthy and minimise the risk of fractures. Sunlight exposure is also crucial to up levels of vitamin D.
Regularly consuming foods and drinks high in sugar increases your risk of obesity and tooth decay. Learning how to manage your asthma and having regular asthma check-ups with your doctor can make you feel better, especially if you are experiencing depression and anxiety. Genes (not jeans) have a lot to do with body shape — there is no right” weight for someone of a certain height. If you are eating and acting healthily, your weight is probably fine.
Daily metabolism perpetuates the decline and rejuvenation of cellular tissue, and the body’s self-repair takes place when you are asleep. Memory consolidation and appetite regulation also occur during this time of reduced physical activity. The National Sleep Foundation considers seven to nine hours of sleep a nightly criterion for a healthy lifestyle.
There is nothing more damaging to a long, healthy life than smoking, which is estimated as the reason for death or disability in half the people who smoke. The dangers of smoking tobacco are so significant that it is the most important public health problem in the world, which ironically, is largely avoidable.
Don’t let your asthma stop you being physically active. Choose an activity you enjoy, as this can help motivate you, and aim for at least 30 minutes of moderately intense physical activity every day or most days. Moderately intense physical activity means any activity that makes you breathe noticeably faster and deeper than usual, but does not make you puff and pant.