The term “healthy lifestyle” is an abbreviated definition of how you should live if you want to have the healthiest body possible, that is, a body that is both beautiful and pleasant. You know the obvious behaviours that describe a healthy person and take care of themselves. A healthy person does not smoke, tries to maintain a healthy weight, eats healthy foods with lots of fruits, vegetables and fiber and, of course, does regular exercise.
Then there are other items to add to the list. A healthy person also knows how to handle stress, has good quality sleep every night, doesn’t drink too much, doesn’t sit too much – basically, does everything in moderation all the time. If you look at everything that can enter a healthy lifestyle, you can see how difficult all these things are in today’s world.
The good news is that you don’t have to change everything at the same time. In fact, the trick to a healthy life is to make small changes – taking more steps each day
add fruit to your cereal, drink an extra glass of water or refuse that second serving of buttered mashed potatoes.
One thing you can do right now to make your lifestyle healthier is to move more.
Here’s Why You Need Move More
You know you have to exercise, but there are many excuses for not doing it. You’re too busy, you don’t know where to start, you’re not motivated or you’re afraid of getting hurt. You may think that exercise should be very difficult or not enough.
Whatever your definition of exercise, the bottom line is that exercise is a movement. Whether it’s going around the neighborhood or running a marathon, this movement is exercise and every time you move more than usual, it counts.
It’s good if you can spend time exercising, i.e. sweating, working in your target heart rate zone or doing something to strengthen your body. But this is not always the case. Moderate activities such as household chores, gardening and walking can make a difference.
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