The Best Lifestyle Habits That Keep Diseases At Bay
Yes, there is a scientific saying which reminds us that, “We are what we eat.” But doctors discovered that dieting alone is not enough to keep one completely healthy. Research reveals that it is only when a good diet combined with daily physical activity can qualify one to have “Good Lifestyle Habit.”
So how can you really prevent diseases with Good Lifestyle Habits? They say you simply follow the right lifestyle habits daily.
But how is it done exactly?
Dos And Don’ts of Good Lifestyle Habits
1. Eat a healthy diet.
2. Maintain a healthy weight.
3. Get enough physical activity.
4. Do not smoke or use other forms of tobacco.
5. Limit or do away with alcohol use.
Always choose healthful meals and snack options that help you prevent heart diseases and their complications. Make sure to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid processed foods.
Eat foods that are low in saturated fats and cholesterol and high in fiber. This helps in preventing high cholesterol levels in your body which eventually leads to heart complications and high blood pressure.
Limiting salt (sodium) intake helps to lower your blood pressure.
Low sugar intake in your diet can also reduce your blood sugar levels. This helps control diabetes.
Being obese or overweight increases your risk of heart disease. To determine if your weight is in a healthy range, you calculate your body mass index (BMI). If you know your weight and height, you can easily calculate your BMI at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/index.html.
Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels. For adults, 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise are recommended, like brisk walking or bicycling, while in children and adolescents 1 hour of physical activity daily.
Smoking increases your risk of heart disease and lung cancer. So, if you don’t smoke, then all the better.
Drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure. Doctors recommend 2 drinks for men in a day and only 1 drink for women.
Good lifestyle habits entail eating a balanced diet, drinking enough water, having enough daily physical activity, and avoiding smoking and excess alcohol intake.
My advice: put this in practice daily and avoid unnecessary illnesses which are very expensive to treat, or worse, they can cost you your dear life.