These days there is a lot of talk about living a healthy lifestyle. Let us see what living a healthy lifestyle means. For the most part a person who lives a healthy lifestyle does not smoke, eats a healthy diet, exercises & maintains a healthy weight.
All of these may sound easy & to be fair it is easy. It requires that one makes lifestyle choices, & the key is to make changes slowly so that it does not shock your system & your body will be able to handle the changes. In this way, your body will be able to accept & create a new habit. Small changes like drinking another glass of water or adding a few more steps to your routine & even starting to add fruits to your cereal are just a few of the possible changes you can make. Exercise is also required as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Many people seem to think that exercise has to be a certain amount of vigorous action.
However, the truth is that any movement is movement & it will help. Any activity will help even if it is as simple an activity as gardening. Any moderate activity will be a big help. Performing your regular chores, cleaning the house & maintaining the garden are just a few examples. Just adding a little activity to your daily life will do some of the following for you. You can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke & diabetes. It will reduce stress & enhance selfesteem. Exercise can also improve memory for older folk. Even a small amount of activity will improve your life in many ways. A small change & moderate weight loss will produce many health benefits in your life. Just 10% weight loss in obese people will reduce blood pressure, cholesterol & increase longevity of life according to health studies.