Your good health is the greatest gift you can give yourself. A healthy lifestyle will provide you an illness free, long and happy life. The number of people who die of chronic disease such as cancer, strokes, heart failure, kidney failure etc. are increasing like never before. The life span of humans has come down drastically due to our bad eating habits, lack of activity, addiction to digital equipment, drug abuse and many other reasons. So here are some simple things you could to do stay healthy and ensure you don’t endure a life of suffering.
Exercise of course means working out; maybe hitting the gym or jogging every morning. However, it doesn’t always have to be so. Exercise includes walking, gardening or dancing; any activity that requires physical effort that you enjoy. With the busy lifestyles, you may not have adequate time in your hands for prolonged workouts; however it is advisable that you take at least 30 minutes of each day and engage in some physical activity. Make it a habit so that you don’t have to force yourself every day. Take a walk in the park during your lunch hour, take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to the grocery than taking a cab; the options are endless how you can inculcate physical activity into your daily life. You can even try joining a yoga class. It won’t cost much and only requires mat that you can easily buy from a yoga mat sale.
A simply straightforward approach to healthy diet is eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and reduce intake of red meat. Cholesterol is a growing problem which leads to serious illnesses such as heart disease and strokes. Hence, take in only healthy fats such as omega 3 and cut back on saturated and trans fats. Add much as you don’t like vegetables, they are still vital in your meals. Try eating them as snacks. Instead of munching on potato chips, eat carrot sticks. Fruits should be a part of every meal too. Whole grain cereal, whole wheat bread is healthy. Limit fast food as much as possible. If not, all those hours spent on the bikram yoga mat Australia will be a waste.
Don’t smoke and reduce alcohol
It is no news that smoking is immensely injurious to health. You need to stop no matter how hard it may seem and it is not impossible. Moderate alcohol consumption is okay, however it is better if you can stop. There are support groups, therapists, friends and family who are willing to help you get through it.