Thursday, June 27, 2013

What Does Living A Healthy Lifestyle Mean?

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What Does Living A Healthy Lifestyle Mean?

Posted in it works body wrap Do you wonder, what does living a healthy lifestyle mean?
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Many people think that living a healthy lifestyle means eating health food or exercise, but that’s only part of it.
There are many things that contribute to living healthy, some are mental and some are physical.
Living healthy does mean that you choose to eat foods that are healthy for you, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean protein, etc.  It also means that you make the decision greatly limit fast food, fatty and processed foods, foods high in sugar and salt.  These foods are not only very high in calories, but have little to no nutritional value to our body.  And they are filled with chemicals and wreck havoc on our body.
Exercise is an important part of living healthy as well.  Getting some kind of activity in your day does wonders for your mood, help digestion and can help you if you’re trying to lose weight.  You don’t have to do P90X or something strenuous to gain benefits of exercise.  You can get outside and get some fresh air & sunshine…go for a walk, play outside with your children, go for a bike ride, run, etc.  You can park further away from a store and walk or take the stairs instead of the elevator.   You can take a yoga class, Zumba or a class that interests you.  You can even play active video games on the Wii, XBox or Play Station.  There are many fun games such as bowling, boxing, fit games, Zumba, dance games, etc.
Drink water!  Drinking water is so important to living a healthy lifestyle.  You body needs it and we don’t usually drink enough.  Eight cups a water a day is good, but if you can drink more, do so.  Try fruit infused water (it’s really tasty) and a great alternative to plain water.  Water plays an important role in our skin, hair and digestion.  Drinking water really helps with controlling hunger if you’re trying to lose weight.  Try drinking a cup of water right when you wake up.  You’re body will love you for it :)
Get plenty of rest.  I know, many people are always on the go, but it’s very important to try to get 8 hours of sleep each night.  Getting rest is so important to looking and feeling healthy.  And, proper rest does aid in weight loss.
Cut down on stress in your life.  Stress can really wreck a healthy lifestyle.  Making healthier food choices can help you feel better and exercise can help you relieve stress.  A good sweat, a swift walk or jog or a fun dance session will help in relieving stress.
Some other important aspects of living a healthy lifestyle are limiting alcohol, having a positive attitude, getting some sunshine and fresh air.
All of these things together every day will help you look and feel your best!