Maintaining the physical fitness along with the festivities around the corner and having a balanced diet to lead a healthy life is a challenge stepped up in the life cycle of every individual. Keeping your life healthy by means of diet and lifestyle changes will prove to be extremely helpful to your physical and mental health.
A healthy body leads to a healthy mind is the fundamental rule to keep yourself in good health. Certain adjustment in diet and lifestyle reduces the chances of lifelong ill-health. With the modernisation and technological changes, the lifestyle is changing and leading in the increase of diseases. There are certain things which should be taken care of by people to keep themselves healthy
1. Take care of your weight
Nowadays, people are inclined towards having junk foods more as compared to healthy food. Junk food leads to an increase in weight and obesity is the result of being overweight. Obesity is associated with chronic diseases and to be away from such diseases everyone should take care of their weight. According to the “Global Health Intelligence” now recognized as a worldwide epidemic, obesity is responsible for negative effects not just health-wise but also from a cultural and social standpoint – and Latin America is no exception. Obesity is the fastest rising non-communicable disease (NCD) in the world, and now afflicts over 56% of adults in Latin America – well above the global average of 34%.
2. Focus on Physical Activity and Restrict Television Watching
With the change in the lifestyle of people, there is a drastic decrement in physical activity. This can be seen more in developing countries as they are inclining more towards mechanized vehicles rather than walking or using bicycles. On the other hand, doing some sort of physical activity on a regular basis is the major factor to control your weight and prevent obesity and chronic diseases. High intense workout or an hour walk a day keeps you fit and healthy. The children and adults these days are addicted to being engrossed in television or mobile phones which lessen the chances of them to be involved in physical activity and increase intake of food and beverages more and this results in an increase in the weight and many diseases. In this new generation of digitization and modernization children are more involved in the indoor games and not opting for the outdoor games which again result in the increase of weight.
3. Ingest a healthy or balanced diet
Our eating habits play a major role in keeping us healthy. Every individual whether it be a child or an adult everyone should intake a proper balanced and healthy diet. Overeating as well as undereating both causes diseases which can land us in trouble. Having junk food regularly is a major reason to worry about and has an adverse effect on our physical health. Have a meal consisting of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, dairy products and proteins. Always communicate with your physician about the requirement of your body. Your diet should always be backed by including the fluids in your diet, maintain a good proportion of water intake and take care of your meal size and its timing.
Sleep plays an integral role in maintaining your health. Every individual needs proper sleep to maintain their weight, mental health and immune resistance. The human body needs uninterrupted sleep at night to work properly and to be in a good physical and mental condition.
When a body works for long hours without any rest, it can cause mental and physical stress leading to many diseases. Taking a break from your busy schedule and being relaxed can protect you from severe diseases such as heart disease, headaches, digestive issues, weight gain, mental health. Relaxing does not involve that you should be working it is about taking a break from your daily routine and do some activities which will relax your mind and body. Go in for activities that relax you such as meditation, hang out with friends, walk. It is very essential to take short naps and breaks during your working hours.
6. Avoid the intake of alcohol and consumption of tobacco
Consumption of alcohol and tobacco leads to serious diseases such as cancer. It also affects the appetite of the person consuming it. Being in the state of intoxicated changes the lifestyle in many possible ways and that all can affect the health adversely.
The need for medicine arises when a person falls sick but a healthy diet and a disciplined lifestyle reduces the chances to fall ill. Being in a good physical condition is not called being healthy; to be healthy one should be mentally, emotionally and physically fit. Tenderness about yourself and being healthy is very important to be confident and maintain your self-esteem.
Being healthy is one of the important aspects of human life and it can’t be ignored. A healthy lifestyle helps to maintain and improve their mental and physical well being. There are numerous ways to stay healthy and good health maintains an enthusiasm for people to perform various activities. A healthy diet and change in lifestyle can make a huge difference in being healthy and it should be taken care of.