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Saturday, 30 June 2012

How to Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle


    Leading a healthy lifestyle is undeniably the is important duty we owe ourselves. As the saying goes, ‘If you do not have good health, you do not have wealth’. A healthy lifestyle means maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet as well as engaging in sports or other fitness related activities. A healthy diet alone however is inadequate to ensure a healthy body as physical activity helps to keep one in shape and free of sickness and disease.


    First way to maintain good health, we need to eat a balanced diet. The food must contain the different classses of food such as fats, proteins, vitamins, carbohydrate and minerals to together fiber. We should consume more vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Include whole grains such as oatmeal, whole wheat bread and brown rice as they are good sources of carbohydrate. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. As such one should take three servings of fruit and vegetables with vitamin supplements and fibers to ensure we stay healhy. Beside, the intake of salt, oil, fat, sugar, carbonated and caffeine drinks must be reduced.


    Beside that, We must also exercise regularly to maintain good health. Exercise is regular or repeated use of a faculty or bodily organ, bodily exertion for the sake of developing and maintaining physical fitness. For example, join a gym or find a sport that we like such futsal, tennis and others. This exercise reduce stress, which greatly affect how we look. Next, we can also fit physical activities into our daily routine such as walk or cycle or jog to meet our friend instead of going to meet them by car. Hence, doing these activities for thirty minutes every day keeps us fit and cheerful.


    Furthermore, Eating right and participating in physical activities, regardless of the type, are important aspects of maintaining overall health and fitness. To maintain a healthy lifestyle we need rest and sufficient sleep about eight or nine hours a day. It will help us stay healthy without any problems such as drowsy at work. Then, practicing yoga is a mental and physical therapy to relieve stressStress reduction is one of the most important thing for improve our health and looks.


    Finally, water is vital for our healthy. Water is the most important and abundant inorganic compound in all living systems. For example, Drinking water after exercise helps us to replace the fluids lost during physical activity to ensure we stay properly hydrated. When we work up a sweat during exercise, our body loses large amounts water which can lead to dehydration if we don't replace them by drinking water and other fluids. Although humans might be able to survive for weeks without food, without water we would die in a matter of days. Nearly all the body’s chemical reactions occur in a watery medium. Water has many properties that make it such as indispensable compound for life.

    In conclusion, leading a healthy lifestyle is a conscious decision. We should make healthy eating and physical activities fun and habitual, for example by trying out new sports, games and other activities as well as new food. In doing so, we will grow stronger stay active longer, look and feel better and ensures a longer life span as well as a life free of disease and complications.

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