Essay on Healthy Lifestyle

 

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential for everyone. When we say the word health, it includes physical as well as mental health. Present lifestyle has become very hectic and confusing, people ignore their health and are always on the go.

This leads to many diseases and problems in the long run. People don’t realize this until they face some problem. Everyone irrespective of age groups should strive to maintain a proper and healthy lifestyle.

Healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean a body without any diseases or illness, but it also includes a well maintained body, a person who is not overweight, or who is not stressed and doesn’t have any emotional pressures is the one who is considered as the one who has a healthy lifestyle.

We see many people who have a beautiful skin, hair and body structure. They look fit and healthy in every way. They are happy and relaxed. Although they might be having a busy lifestyle and very hectic schedule, but all this is possible because they maintain their day to day activities and food habits in such a way that it reflects on their face and body.

People who often fall ill or are always weak are sign of an unhealthy life style and food habits. Healthy lifestyle gives you a good health and a long life without any problems or diseases. Many of the disease which have become common now like BP, Diabetes, Cholesterol etc are due to bad lifestyle, stress and food habits.

Few things which are essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle are – waking up early, exercising or practicing yoga regularly or at-least walking early in the morning in fresh air, having a proper and healthy breakfast.

We see many people skipping breakfast due to lack of time early in the morning. This is the main culprit, your body did not have any essential nutrients for 8-9 hours and eating breakfast gives you the right amount of energy.

Eat a good amount of healthy breakfast in the morning like oats, fruits or anything which has less oil. Never skip your meals. There is a misconception that skipping a meal will help you lose weight. This is completely wrong.

Skipping a meal would make you more weak and hungry and you end up eating more than required, and it has many other bad effects on your digestive system as it gives you acidity or some other complications.

Try to include more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, avoid any processed or type of fast foods, eat more of home made and freshly made food and try to drink 8-10 glasses of water per day.

Do not eat late at night and have a fixed time for every meal all through the day and maintain consistency for that. Eating at odd time also has a bad effect on your health. Do not sit for long time or spend more time with electronics. This will not only help you lose weight and be active but this also has a positive effect on your eyes and brain.

Keep track of what you are eating. Do not over eat at the same time do not starve yourself. Include any kind of physical activity which give you pleasure such as walking, jogging, dancing, aerobics anything. which makes you happy.

Get involved in your favourite hobby such as painting, music, photography etc. Listen to your favourite, or read your favourite book. Take a break, go out or visit your favourite destination or any place which away from hustle bustle of city and has a good air and peaceful atmosphere. A healthy mind would automatically be reflected on your face.

Get involved in any kind of exercise for at-least 20-30 minutes per day. Try to keep walking at your place of work or anywhere, use stairs instead of elevators. Physical exercises or walking normalizes blood circulation and heart rate.

A healthy lifestyle is essential for a longer and peaceful life. Maintaining a proper lifestyle will give you a healthy body and features and make you look attractive. This is not a rocket science. Having a proper discipline and determination to stay fit will help you to achieve your goals.

One should try to inculcate these habits form a very young age or rather from childhood. We see many small kids having a very bad lifestyle and depending a lot on fast foods, snacks or oily food like chips, sweets, candies.

While these are fine to have once in a while but it is good to avoid it as much as possible. Kids these days do not go out to play rather they spend time on mobiles and television sets. This leads to dullness and obesity in kids, and they become lazy and dull. A healthy lifestyle will lead you to stay fit, longer and cheerful throughout your life.