5 Ways to live a healthy life

Healthy start to your day
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Today, we are living in a fast growing world, where everyone is in a rush to achieve goals or to reach places. In doing so, we tend to forget our health, we ignore ourselves and our well-being so that we can please others. Amid our busy life, we don’t realise how we are ruining ourselves. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not something that can be achieved in few days, we need to be constantly practising and applying the good habits.

Here are 5 ways you can live better and live longer.

Avoid excessive smoking and drinking

Excess smoking and drinking is one of the main causes of an unhealthy lifestyle. They not only create diseases like high blood pressure or heart diseases but they also destroy someone mentally. They destroy your neurons and affect your brain. Smoking and drinking may also ruin household. It creates fights among families and destroys happiness.

Have a balanced diet

The second factor to take into consideration is to include a balanced diet in your daily life. Nowadays many people are more prone to eat can food or fast food due to lack of time. But to maintain a healthy lifestyle, someone should daily eat the three groups of food that are: carbohydrates, proteins and minerals vitamins. Eating more fats will also increase the risk of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, or blood pressure. Therefore one should be very careful while eating. Another factor is to consume the right amount of sugar. Excess Sweets or soft drinks are an alarming factor as it leads to obesity and diabetes.

Exercise regularly

Thirdly, one should daily indulge in some activities or practise of some sports. These days, we see that there is a tendency for people to travel in vehicles for the smallest distances rather than walking. Regular exercise has several benefits like the fact that it reduces heart diseases, prevents high blood pressure, maintains bone mass, and reduces stress. Exercise is also a means of relaxation and boots your self-esteem.

Take up a hobby

One of the best ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to keep yourself busy. Enjoy something you like doing, keep up some hobby. This will prevent oneself to indulge in bad habits such as smoking or drinking. It will also be a moment of relaxation for yourself where you can do something you truly like.

Follow a schedule

Another important factor is to keep up a regular schedule. Having already planned your daily activities will help you stay energetic the whole day. You will not feel tired or dull because you will be aware that you have targets to complete. It will also help you to have a a good night sleep and an excellent time management.

Niharika Essoo

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Reynu joined WomenNow from the beginning on. She loves writing and combines this with her love for India, the country her parents emigrated from to the United States looking for a better life and opportunities. Studying litterature and journalism helped laid the foundation for her writing skills. She is into badminton and an avid runner. Her dream is to live between New York and Mumbai.