What is a healthy lifestyle

 What is a healthy lifestyle

A : A healthy lifestyle is one that focuses on incorporating the eight aspects of wellbeing into one’s life (emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual).
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”*
Not only is the absence of disease a sign of having a healthy lifestyle, but also the ability to function at an optimal level of productivity is indicative of it.
Why is a healthy lifestyle so
important?
A : Not only is health important to a person at the individual level, but also it contributes to the advancement of society if more people are performing closer to their fullest potential. For more information on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle, please see the rest of this pamphlet.

Sleep
Usually, 7-9 hours is considered to be a good amount of sleep
Sleep is a time for the body to heal, recharge its “batteries,” regenerate new cells, rest the mind and allow the immune system to function at its highest capacity. For this reason, sleep actually prevents one from getting (or helps heal one if already) sick

Healthy Eating
• There is disturbing evidence amounting that people from the United States and other regions around the world are consuming more refined sugars and empty calories that at any other time in history.
These foods in excess may increase the risk for developing chronic diseases:
Soda and other sweetened soft drinks
Pastries, cookies, cakes and pies
Sugary breakfast cereals
Fried foods
Fast foods
Chips and candy
Processed foods

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Exercise

Getting exercise on a daily basis is a good idea because it releases endorphins, the “happy neurotransmitters,” and helps to reduce anxiety and stress.
It is typically advisable to get exercise for a minimum of half an hour each day.However, exercising for 45 minutes, an hour or more is even better!

 

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