Live a Healthy Lifestyle With These Simple Ways

A healthy lifestyle is very important part of our daily lives. In order to live a healthier life and make a positive impact on other peoples’ lives, we need to make sure our body is healthy.

Here's an article that will teach you the ways to help improve your health so that you have the necessary energy to achieve the things you want in life.

The phrase ‘healthy lifestyle' is an abbreviated definition of how you should live if you want to get the healthiest body you can—one that both looks good and feels good. You know the obvious behaviors that describe someone who is healthy and takes care of themselves. A healthy person doesn't smoke, tries to maintain a healthy weight, eats healthy foods with plenty of fruits, vegetables and fiber and, of course, “exercises on a regular basis.”

Then there are other elements to add to the list. A healthy person also knows how to manage stress, gets good quality sleep each night, doesn't drink too much, doesn't sit too much—basically, does everything in moderation all the time. When you look at everything that could possibly go into a healthy lifestyle, you can see just how hard all of those things are in our current world.

The good news is, you don't have to change everything at the same time. In fact, the trick to healthy living is making small changes—taking more steps each day, adding fruit to your cereal, having an extra glass of water, or saying no to that second helping of buttery 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 need to exercise, but there are many excuses not to do it. You're too busy, don't know where to start, you're not motivated or you're afraid you'll injure yourself. Maybe you think exercise has to be really hard or it isn't good enough.

Whatever definition you have about what exercise is or isn't, the bottom line is that exercise is movement. Whether it's walking around the block or running a marathon, that movement is exercise and every time you move more than you normally do, it counts.

It's great if you can spend time exercising—meaning you're sweating, working in your target heart rate zone, or doing something to strengthen your body. But it doesn't always have to be that way. Moderate activities like chores, gardening and walking can make a difference.

The Benefits of Moving More

The great thing about moving is that just a few minutes a day can have lasting benefits, many of which you may not even be aware of.

Just some of the benefits include: 

– Reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes

– Improves joint stability

– Increases and improves range of motion

– Helps maintain flexibility as you age

– Maintains bone mass

– Prevents osteoporosis and fractures

– Improves mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression

– Enhances self-esteem

– Improves memory in elderly people

– Reduce stress

Even if you opt for small changes and a more modest weight loss, you can see the benefits are still pretty amazing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that if you are overweight, reduction of 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.

In fact, you don't even have to have a goal to lose weight, especially if you have trouble sticking to a program. Why not focus on being healthy to start and worry about the weight loss once you've got some healthy habits under your belt?