GOOD NUTRITION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF LEADING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.
A healthy habit is any behaviour that benefits your physical, mental, and emotional health and ultimately, you are what you eat. Your diet combined with physical activity can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer and promote your overall health. These habits improve your overall well-being and make you feel good. Healthy habits are hard to develop and often require changing your mindset but the impact can be far-reaching, regardless of your age, sex, or physical ability. You won’t change your mindset and behaviour overnight, so be patient and take it one day at a time.
- Balanced diet
- Regular exercise
- Good night sleep
- Regular medical check-up
- Lots of water intake
Benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle
- CONTROLS WEIGHT
Eating right and exercising regularly can help you avoid excess weight gain and maintain a healthy weight. Even if you’re not trying to lose weight, regular exercise can improve cardiovascular health, boost your immune system, and increase your energy level.
- Plan for moderate physical activity every week by adopting simple ways to increase activity throughout the day like walking instead of driving, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and pacing while you are talking on the phone.
- Eating a balanced, calorie managed diet can also help control weight like starting the day with a healthy breakfast would save you running to get fast food before lunch. In fact, skipping breakfast can raise your blood sugar, which increases fat storage.
2. IMPROVES MOOD
Doing right by your body pays off for your mind as well as physical activity stimulates the production of endorphins, the brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. Eating a healthy diet as well as exercising can lead to a better physique which will boost your confidence and self-esteem, decrease stress and improved cognitive function.
Making social connections is another healthy habit that leads to better mental health. Don’t isolate yourself. Spend time with family or friends on a regular basis and if there is physical distance between you and loved ones, use technology to stay connected.
- COMBATS DISEASES
Healthy habits help prevent certain health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. If you take care of yourself, you can keep your cholesterol and blood pressure within a safe range. This keeps your blood flowing smoothly, decreasing your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Regular physical activity and proper diet can also prevent or help you manage a wide range of health problems, including:
- BOOSTS ENERGY
When you eat a balanced diet your body receives the fuel it needs to manage your energy level while regular physical exercise improves muscle strength and boosts endurance, giving you more energy and helps you fall asleep faster and get deeper sleep.
- IMPROVES LONGEVITY
When you practice healthy habits, you boost your chances of a longer life. The American Council on Exercise reported on an eight-year study of 13,000 people. The study showed that those who walked just 30 minutes each day significantly reduced their chances of dying prematurely.
THE BEST AND WORST FOOD A MAN CAN EAT
GROUP A – Eat as often as you like
Bananas – (Eat as often as you like)
Bananas help to restore the potassium that drunken, dehydrated cells need to fight a hangover. It is called the morning-after fruit.
Citrus – (Eat as often as you like)
Eat oranges and grapefruits, and someday your knees and elbows will thank you. Rich in Vitamin C and appear to lower the risk of some degenerative joint conditions.
High Fibre Cereals – (Eat as often as you like)
Studies show that guys who eat bran cereal frequently are happier, more alert, and have greater energy levels than guys who don’t. Oatmeal is just as powerful, drastically increasing the supply of fuel to working muscles.
Tomatoes – (Eat as often as like)
Tomatoes are one of the best vegetables you can eat. It comes with 35 calories and 40 percent of your daily vitamin C apiece plus loads of cancer-fighting lycopene in every bite
Chicken – (eat as often as you like)
Chicken is one of the best muscle foods on legs. At 27 g of protein per skin-and-boneless 3-oz breast,
Spinach – (Eat as often as you like)
The iron in spinach is spackle for your sinew, helping to rebuild the muscle tissue that strength training tears down.
Apples – (Eat as often as you like)
An apple a day could keep a hacking cough away. Studies show that apples help to counteract damage from inhaled cigarette smoke.
Turkey – (Eat as often as you like)
Turkey helps to recover lost zinc from weeing after a lot of alcoholic consumption. Loss of zinc causes testosterone levels to plunge.
Berries – (Eat as often as you like)
The compounds in fresh berries work like Drano, inhibiting the build-up of “bad” LDL cholesterol in your pipes.
Fish – (Eat as often as you like)
Make it your goal to eat broiled or baked fish at least once weekly. Compared to once-monthly fish eaters, you’ll be 28% less likely to suffer an irregular heartbeat.
Broccoli – (Eat as often as you like)
Every stalk of crunchy green broccoli contains hundreds of compounds called indoles and the isothiocyanates-the nutritional equivalent of Teflon against illness and disease.
Beans – (Eat as often as you like)
The “un-song hero” of food. Beans are the rich supplier of antioxidants that help to keep you from ageing. Although all beans are good, black beans are the most potent antioxidant source.