Living a healthy and stress free lifestyle naturally calls for a healthy body that is free from disease and illnesses. It also means that you enjoy a positive outlook about your life, the people in it, and the world at large.
A healthy lifestyle is a life full of energy, without regular stress about pains and aches, and what tomorrow will bring. A healthy lifestyle is about living in a healthy body, and enjoying the world around you.
Living a healthy and stress free lifestyle is built on these foundational steps:
Staying healthy calls for eating a healthy diet
A diet rich in fresh, whole foods is required for a healthy and stress free lifestyle. When you can find it, always go for foods found in its natural state. Fruits and vegetables have a very high vitamin and mineral content. Whole grains such as quinoa and whole wheat bread should be eaten rather than those less nutritious white varieties.
Vegetables need to make up around 50-60% of your total intake of food every day. The more vegetables you consume, the less sugar and white flour you will want to eat and your immune system will also help you fight off infections and illness and provide you all the energy you need.
Drink lots of water. The old recommendation of 8 glasses as day remains what you need to keep every cell in your body healthy.
Exercise keeps your heart healthy and your body agile.
Just 30 minutes daily of physical activity can benefit your health by improving your joint stability, boosting your range of movement and flexibility, helping to prevent osteoporosis and fractures and boosting your mood while lessening the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Exercise doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hit a gym. It can be simple activities such as turning off the TV for one hour or two and playing outdoors with your children or simply taking your dog for a walk.
If you already exercise regularly, incorporate an extra lap in the pool, walk an extra turn around the block, perform one more set of reps before stopping. These little increases can make a big difference.
House chores like shoveling snow, raking leaves, gardening, or vacuuming and sweeping the floor are all known to be a form of exercise.
Emotional Health makes all the pieces come together
Your emotional health plays a very big role in living a healthy and stress free lifestyle. Tune into your body to find out what causes you to be stressed. Have a healthy social life by staying away from negative people and situations. Relaxation techniques and meditation can help release negative emotions. Listen to soothing music, meditate, breathe deep to help reduce stress.
A healthy lifestyle makes life full and large
In addition to an overall good feeling, a healthy lifestyle has many benefits. A healthy lifestyle makes life worth something to you. When you’re living your life conscious of your diet, sleep, exercise, and the people you share this world with, your life will take on a new and good meaning.
A naturally healthy lifestyle can give you a longer and more productive life. You’ll feel less pain, prevent diseases and have energy like you did when you were still a child.
Living a healthy lifestyle is the only way to live your life, but it isn’t the normal way to live.