A healthy life is about living a life that has a lower risk of being seriously ill and potentially dying early (We can’t include the factor of dying from accidents though). Living a healthy life is a very subjective definition because everyone has their own definition of being healthy (spiritual, food, relationships). But if you put it in a lifestyle sense, everyone can surely relate on it.
If you put it in a “health” sense, it can be clearer and almost everyone can agree on it. It’s about having a healthy lifestyle. Like having a regular exercise, eating the proper food, away from vices and proper management of stress. These are the things that we will discuss below.
Having a regular exercise: Regular exercise has been associated with stress management, and being healthy. Exercise doesn’t just help you manage stress, it also helps relieve anxiety, helps with sleep, normalize blood sugar, helps with immunity boosting and just an overall activity that promotes healthy living. If you have a sedentary lifestyle and you don’t have a good exercise plan, it’s time to get one before you get health problems that are too early for your age
Eating the proper food: Eating good food that is low in fat, low salt, high protein, high in vitamins and fresh can greatly help with your overall health. What most people don’t realize is that most of the diseases that contribute to morbidity and mortality in the later years in life is mostly because of unhealthy diet.
Stay away from vices: The most common vices are smoking and drinking, contributing to heart and lung problems. They make organs weak and make a person’s lifespan shorter. Even if you exercise everyday, if you smoke or drink too much you are still at risk of getting lung and heart complications in the future. The only way to lessen the risk is to stop.
Proper stress management: One of the risk factors in cancer and diseases in general is stress. In reality, a person can never be stress-free even for a single day, because whether we like it or not we will always face stress. Stress is hard to manage because the factors that contributes to it are mostly not controlled. Traffic, bad customer experience, death in the family, car crash, losing a game just to say a few. It might be hard to get away from it, but managing it is possible as long as you have means to manage it. Sleep, meditation, massage, and exercise has been known to help relieve stress, if you haven’t done any for the past month, then it’s time you should.
Being healthy can be many things for many people, like having spiritual health, monetary health, office, home and so on. But the common factor in all of this is lifestyle health. If you have a bad stress management, has vices, has an unhealthy diet and only does exercise on rare occasions, can only mean that you have an unhealthy lifestyle. Being “unhealthy” is not cool, and the more unhealthy you are, the more at risks you are to get certain disease and conditions in the near future.