Your own health cannot be achieved without first achieving your own responsibilities. There are many resources available that teach people healthy lifestyles.
By maintaining healthy body, mind, emotions, nutrition, and spirit, we remain healthier and more balanced. We’ll be focusing on 4 different aspects of healthy living today.
Keys to Healthy Living in a Fast
1. Reduce Stress
Despite our best efforts to reduce stress, the majority of us continue to experience stress, fatigue, and anxiety on a regular basis. People who deal with stress in unhealthy ways can develop headaches, muscle tension, upset stomach, anxiety, and lack of motivation.
There is a number of things we can do to lower our stress.
Meditation, yoga, breathing, and talk with a friend. You can avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. If you have to say “no” or manage your time, try to do it the
2. Healthy Eating
Eating healthy is essential for maintaining good mental health. When you are stressed your blood pressure goes up. Also, your heart rate is faster and your body produces more stress hormones, such as cortisol. Eating healthy foods can help counteract those effects, because some nutrients found in food can make your body function better. For example, the adrenal cortex produces more steroids (which help keep a strong immune system), and the body releases less growth hormone
A great example of this would be Omega 3’s and vitamin E, which help reduce inflammation.
According to researcher, eating starches can also help reduce depression. Starches can help the brain make serotonin, the same substance found in antidepressants.
3. Exercise Regularly
One of the greatest things about walking is that it re-oxygenates the blood, increasing blood flow to the brain. One of the things that walking does is releases “endorphins” which help alleviate everything from pain, to stress, to depression.
4. Prevention is important
Some people may argue with the illogical thinking that people in Japan visit their doctors 13 times a year. While visiting annually makes sense, people in Japan do not practice annual checkups as American people do. Thus, it is not so surprising that some Japanese develop health problems early in their life.
As pain and illness become a way of life for millions of people in the US and around the world, the basic principle of alleviating and mitigating the pain and discomfort is a top priority.
More than half of all deaths are caused by diseases or injuries that we shouldn’t have, yet we do. Hopefully our goal is to lead as healthy and long a life as possible to lessen the likelihood of dying from one of those preventable causes.
More and more people are becoming health-conscious and taking the necessary steps towards a healthier life.