The power of a healthy lifestyle: Why we all need to follow it?

The power of a healthy lifestyle: Why we all need to follow it?

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Following a healthy lifestyle requires a balance between different factors and it should be our duty to maintain that balance.

Health is like money and we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it

Josh Billings

The above-mentioned quote strongly highlights the power of being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle. Following a healthy lifestyle should be a vital part of our everyday life. However, improving our lifestyle habits to make them healthy can be difficult to understand and feel like a task. Therefore first, it is very important to understand what exactly is a healthy lifestyle? A healthy lifestyle is basically adopting simple and healthy habits on a permanent basis in your daily routine. It comprises of a balanced and nutritious diet, regular exercise, adequate rest, improved life quality and stress management. When we adopt these healthy habits, we are sure to see the numerous benefits that they bring into our life.

Apart from understanding what comprises a healthy lifestyle, it is very important that we have a good understanding of the lifestyle changes that need to be made and how they can be maintained. Due to the vast knowledge available regarding diet, exercise and stress management, it sometimes becomes overwhelming to exactly understand where to start and what to follow. However, a key point to understand here is that everybody is different and what may work for one person may not work for another. Therefore, it is important that we experiment and bring about variations in our diet, exercise, and stress management methods. This will truly help us to understand what suits our body the best. Further, in our journey of a healthy lifestyle, we need to be truly attentive to our bodies. We also need to recognize that everybody is unique as a healthy lifestyle is different for everybody.

Benefits of a healthy lifestyle

When we begin our journey of following a healthy lifestyle, we will start to realize the power it holds. This is because of the number of benefits that are associated with adopting and maintaining a few healthy habits in our life. This includes:

Increased positivity and self-confidence

As you begin to follow a healthy diet, start exercising on a regular basis and manage your stress levels, you will see that your body starts feeling great. This will make you feel happy and positive. Making small changes itself will result in increased positive and reduced negative thoughts. This, in turn, will lead to increased self-confidence and self-esteem. Research indicates that healthy eating and proper exercise also are key factors that help in managing your stress levels which in turn results in improved moods. Different studies have proven that a diet rich in nutrients improves brain function and daily exercising releases endorphins that helps ease the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Also, it has been suggested that following a diet low in glycemic index helps reduce the symptoms of depression. A healthy body contributes strongly to our overall wellbeing and makes us feel more confident in ourselves.

Weight control

Losing and maintaining weight has never been easy. There are many hurdles that everyone has faced or face during their weight loss journey. However, when we become more active and start making healthy life choices that are right for our body, weight loss can be a comparatively easy process. Also, when we bring the right balance of health and happiness in our life, maintaining a healthy weight will never be an issue and it will also result in a robust and strong immune system and better energy levels.

Disease prevention

This is one of the main benefits of following a healthy lifestyle that will strongly affect us in the long run. When we adopt healthy habits in our life, our body is able to fight diseases efficiently and prevent the onset of chronic health conditions. This includes high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, strokes, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, thyroid, etc. On the other hand, an unhealthy lifestyle can result in obesity that increases the chances of developing cancer. This highlights the importance of making healthy diet and lifestyle choices. Many research studies suggest that adopting a healthy lifestyle also increases our lifespan and makes us live longer.

There is a famous saying I am sure many of you may have heard of which states that “We become what we eat.” What we eat affects our body in more ways than we can even think of. Over the years there have been many changes in our food and diet related behaviour that has resulted in the prevalence of obesity and many lifestyle disorders. Therefore, it is very important that we bring changes to our diet and focus to make it more balanced and nutritious. Along with dietary changes, it is also very important to be physically active and exercise on a regular basis and adopt principles and choices in our life for a healthy mind. 

Top tips for following a healthy lifestyle

In addition to healthy eating and being active, one thing we need to follow is getting a good night’s sleep. This is one thing which many of us tend to overlook. However, a night of restful sleep is essential. This is the time when both our body and mind get to relax and recover.  

Never think of going for the fad diets or the quick fix diets because they will never work in the long term. They are just short term and temporary solutions for losing weight and can pose certain health risks. Hence, one should focus on adopting permanent lifestyle measures for naturally losing weight and maintaining good health. Various scientific reasons exist that justify not following the different fad diets that have gained immense popularity these days. This will be discussed further in a separate blog post.

We should never think that following a healthy lifestyle is something so complicated that we start to feel that maybe we may never be able to achieve our health and fitness goals. Instead, we should focus on just finding the right balance. This can be possible even we are busy and find it difficult to find time for our health. You can check out how in health and fitness tips for busy people.

Make healthy eating simple. Educate yourself on the different types of delicious meals that you can prepare easily using nutritious items. Make meal prep an integral part of your cooking so that a healthy meal can be prepared effortlessly. 

Learn to embrace your body and understand that everybody is beautiful. This will bring positivity in us and make us healthier.

Set fitness goals by focusing on the type of exercises we like to do. This can be different for different people. Adopt those exercises in your routine which you can do in the long term and which helps you stay calm.

Try yoga and meditation for a peaceful and healthy mind. When there is a healthy mind there will be a healthy body.

Conclusion

A healthy lifestyle is very powerful and the benefits it brings highlights why we need to bring changes in our daily routine. These benefits can change our health and life for the better. Following and managing a healthy lifestyle is a long process and is something that cannot be achieved in a day. But, this process becomes easier once we truly understand our body and what works best for it. When we make lifestyle choices and adopt lifestyle habits according to our body and start balancing health and happiness, it will result in a healthier existence and increased quality of life.

I will be writing separate blog posts in the future. There I will be discussing in detail about how we can follow a healthy lifestyle and how we can manage time for it when we are busy.

A healthy lifestyle is very powerful and and the benefits it brings highlights why we need to bring changes in our daily routine that can change our health and life for the better. Following and managing a healthy lifestyle is something that cannot be achieved in a day as it is a long process. But, this process becomes easier once we truly understand our body and what works best for it. When we make lifestyle choices and adopt lifestyle habits according to our body and start balancing health and happiness, it will result in a healthier existence and increased quality of life.

I will be writing separate blog posts where I will discuss in detail about how we can follow a healthy lifestyle and how we can manage time for it when we are busy.

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