Guidelines for Healthy Living

joeldgreat By joeldgreat, 9th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Exercise will make you feel better, improve your health and help you perform at your best every day. Best of all, it is never too late to start. The big question is: How do I do this?


There is an increasing prevalence of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers in all countries world wide due to poor physical health. Establishing a healthy lifestyle is your primary and best prevention against many of these conditions. Experts say just 30 minutes of activity three to four days per week will help you stay healthier.

Exercising the Easist Way

There are many ways to exercise every day with out going to the gym or to a fitness club. Here are a few suggestions that are very easy and convenient to do:
1. Park farther away from work, the grocery store, or the shopping mall.
2. Take your dog for a 20-30 minute walk every other day.
3. Add exercise into your weekend plans.
4. Turn your coffee break into a walking break.
5. Use the stairs instead of the elevator/escalator.

The Benifits of Exercise

And what are the benefits of exercising? Here are just a few:
1. The capacity of air taken to your lungs increases dramatically.
2. Your heart muscle grows stronger.
3. It promotes strong and healthy bones.
4. It increases intellectual capacity and productivity.
5. Antidotes for emotional disturbances particularly “stress”.
6. And most of all it is one of the more realistic way to lose weight.

Maintaining Healthy Lifestyle

The following are tips on how to maintain a healthier lifestyle and to prepare you to cope with the stress of everyday living.

1. Structure at least three to four days a week to include a minimum of 20 minutes of aerobic exercise.
2. Eat well-balanced meals, more whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables.
3. Reduce caffeine. This substance may aggravate anxiety, insomnia, nervousness and trembling.
4. Avoid alcohol and drugs. These substances may add to headaches and swelling, decrease coping mechanisms and add to depression.
5. Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night.
6. Spend time each day with at least one relaxation technique-imagery, daydreaming, prayer, yoga or meditation.
7. And lastly, go for a walk following the suggestions above.


Maintaining a healthy balance between eating patterns and activity levels are highly recommended by health professionals and medical experts. Therefore, another way to improve your healthy living is by way of healthy eating. Guide your food choices with the help from the “Food Guide Pyramid”. A well-balanced diet coupled with regular exercise is a successful combination to help keep your body fit. But changing personal behaviors and attitudes about nutrition and health can be challenging. The following World Wide Web sites may assist you in making some lifestyle changes:

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author avatar Carol
9th Dec 2010 (#)

great and helpful article, many thanks

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author avatar hosariwi
9th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks for expert advice, for which I didn't pay!

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author avatar Paul Butters
10th Dec 2010 (#)

Ironically I've lost some pounds since being snowed in! No alcohol fr 2 weeks! I play table tennis if that helps. Informative article J.

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author avatar Denise O
10th Dec 2010 (#)

Great info Joel. All things in moderation is my key.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Angelique Newman
13th Dec 2010 (#)

Another great article joeldgreat :)

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