• Katrin Lenner

Secret to living a healthy lifestyle

There are many benefits to living a healthy lifestyle. For one, you will look and feel better. You will also have more energy and be less likely to get sick. Additionally, living a healthy lifestyle can help you live longer and prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.

To live a healthy lifestyle, eat a variety of nutritious foods, exercise regularly, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol use. Eating nutritious foods includes choosing lean protein sources such as poultry and fish, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables of all different colors, choosing whole grain breads and pastas over refined grains, and limiting sugary drinks and desserts.

Exercise should include both aerobic activity such as walking or jogging for at least 30 minutes most days of the week as well as strength training two to three times per week. Strength training can be done with free weights, weight machines at the gym, or bodyweight exercises such as push-ups or sit-ups.

Drinking plenty of water is important since water makes up more than 60% of our bodies and is essential for proper organ function.

Most adults need six to eight glasses of water per day. Finally, avoiding tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption are important for overall health; tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States while excessive alcohol consumption can lead to liver damage or other chronic health problems .

Making small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in your overall health.

Try adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet or replacing sugary drinks with water or unsweetened tea or coffee. If you don’t currently exercise regularly, start by adding some basic activity such as walking for 20-30 minutes each day. You may find it helpful to set goals (such as exercising three times per week) so that you have something specific to work towards. Adding even just a few minutes of physical activity into your day can have significant health benefits!

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