What is your definition of good health? In spite of the ever-changing opinions of the experts as to what’s good for our health, one aspect of the food and drink we consume remains the same: balance!
If you are attempting to lose weight by “dieting”, know that successful dieters do not use the word “diet”. Diet and physical activity are two important factors to maintain a healthy weight. Many people, even the well-educated, often have a mistaken view of what makes them healthy. They often believe that daily regular exercise, bowel movements, or a certain dietary routines will by itself be enough to have good health.
A balanced diet is a mix of the primary nutriments (protein, carbohydrates, fats, and minerals). Proper nutrition is as important to one’s health as regular exercise. If you are at all concerned about you weight, don’t stress over “dieting”. Just eat healthy and in smaller portions. You weight loss will be a satisfying side effect. Eat in moderation. Eating a well-balanced diet is the healthy thing to do.
Physical exercise maintains physical fitness and overall health. This includes healthy weight, bones, strong muscles & joints, good physiology, lower surgical risks, and fortifying one’s immune system. Walking, running and swimming — aerobic exercises — focuses on cardiovascular endurance and the density of your muscles. Weight training or sprinting — anaerobic exercises — increases muscle strength. Rest and recovery are just as important to your health as the exercise. If the body is in an injured state, it won’t improve with exercise.
Ask your doctor and he’ll recommend specific exercises for your particular situation. Exercise keeps you strong and limber. It improves cardiovascular fitness and lowers your weight. Never be too busy that you cannot exercise. There is always a clever way to fit in some kind of exercise each day. Check your day planner and free up some time slots to fit in some exercise.
Everyone knows of the benefits of diet and exercise, but physical well-being and longevity are keenly affected by your emotional state. Mental health is vital at every stage of one’s life. How mentally healthy are we to react to life’s situations? Continued stress can have an impact on your health. It can weaken your immune system.
Keep your emotions under control. Anger and hostility, for example, raises your blood pressure and is linked to heart disease and hardening of the arteries. Stay calm and your blood pressure will stay normal. Keep your “cool”.
Slow down and remember the concept of quality of life. Try not to hurry through your day. Rushing increases one’s stress level. The body tries to overcome stress and after you slow down, the body returns to normal. If it persists, however, you develop physical and psychological problems. You won’t be able to lead a normal life. Many times stress is connected with people struggling to make ends meet or who stress out to acquire more possessions.