Being healthy should be part of your overall lifestyle goal. Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent chronic diseases and long-term illnesses. Feeling good about yourself and taking care of your health are important for your self-esteem and self-image. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by doing what is right for your body.
Steps to developing a healthy lifestyle
- Maintain a healthy weight
Determine whether you are overweight by checking your body mass index. If you are overweight, it can lead to a higher risk of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and certain cancers.
- Eat healthy food
Always stay away from food with high saturated fats, sodium and added sugars. Eat more of grains, lean proteins such as chicken or legumes and beans, low-fat or non-fat dairy, and increase your fruits and vegetables.
- Annual physical exam
Depending on your age, certain lab tests and screenings, such as mammograms and heart tests, are necessary. Stay up to date on your health screenings to identify whether there are medical problems to address.
- Keep healthy and positive relationships:
Surround yourself with people who support you and who you feel good around. Your partner in life, friends and others who are in your life should respect you. If you find yourself in an unhealthy relationship, take steps to improve it or move on.
- Engage in physical activity every day
Take an exercise class, join the gym or just take a brisk walk outside. Making the time for physical activity is a necessity and not a luxury.
- Know when and how to de-stress
Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. Make sure that you have positive ways of dealing with stressors in your life. This might be exercising, meditating, or breathing deep. If stress becomes so severe that it is interfering with your sleep or ability to be productive, it is advisable to see your doctor.
- Quit smoking
Smoking can cause preventable diseases such as lung cancer and other cancers. Stay away from secondhand smoke, since this can also be hazardous to your health.
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