The importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for overall health and preventing chronic diseases has long been recognized. A healthy lifestyle is simple to obtain; it does not necessitate doing anything “out of the ordinary.” To differentiate truth from fiction in most modern health advice now being offered, I will suggest that a certain bit of independent thinking is essential.
The most crucial thing you can do is eat a healthy diet. Avoid toxins in your meals as much as possible by eating enough of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; gently exercise a few times per week; avoid smoking, particularly secondhand smoke; and don’t gain too much weight (which should come naturally if you eat right and exercise). While it is not always practical to consume only organic foods, the EWG suggests 12 fruits and vegetables that should be organic due to higher pesticide residue levels. Environmental contaminants should be avoided as much as possible if you want to live a healthy lifestyle.
Our modern way of life is tremendously easy, but it may also be highly unhealthy. Most of us consume too many processed foods and too few fruits and vegetables; we rarely exercise; and when we develop chronic diseases like diabetes, we rely on traditional pharmaceuticals to help us feel better – yet these prescriptions can have catastrophic side effects. We persist with our unhealthy behaviors instead of understanding the necessity of living a healthy lifestyle for ourselves and future generations, and then we take powerful, toxic medication to alleviate our inevitable symptoms.
Of course, we don’t have complete control over every aspect of having a healthy lifestyle. Whether we like it or not, we will be exposed to certain environmental pollutants. However, we have complete control over many of these variables. We should be responsible and make the best decisions we can whenever possible.
This is why it is critical to ensure that you eat well as a crucial component of living a good LIFESTYLE.
I say “lifestyle” because I know that “eating well” can sometimes be a source of resentment for people who believe that adopting a healthy lifestyle necessitates “sacrifice.”
People who ate bad things used to tease me, saying I wasn’t truly living since I didn’t eat pizza or drink beer – to which I always responded, “How much LIVING can you do while your body is healing from what you put in it?”
Changing from an Unhealthy to a Healthier Way of Life