According to a recent study, I came across a very peculiar at the same time known result that a very few adults meet the criteria for a healthy lifestyle. According to the study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, only 3% of American adults got a perfect score on the basis of four basic criteria for healthy living. Whereas 13.8% met three of the criteria, and only 34.2% met only two criteria. It was also found that women scored better than men, but it wasn’t a huge difference. Though if you follow some tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, then you can get your health in check.
– So do you think you’re leading a healthy lifestyle?
I cannot answer this because you will have to figure out if you have been on the path or not. Yes, we know that occasional bunks are allowed everywhere but you need to be consistent at the same time. Now, how can you find it? Ask yourself, Do you smoke? Are you able to maintain a healthy weight (a BMI of 18-25), or are you successfully losing weight to attain a healthy weight? Do you eat fruits and vegetables daily? Do you exercise 30 minutes or more, 5 times a week? Now, these are the standard criteria that most of the dieticians or physicians will follow to check if you are leading a healthy lifestyle, if your answers are also somewhat gushy, then we have some tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
So without further ado, let us give you the answers for how to maintain a healthy active lifestyle.
– An exercise routine is a must:
We are not asking you to force yourself and work heavily in the gym, but all you need to do is keep yourself as active as possible. You can stick to easy exercises, swimming, walking, or keep yourself moving by doing some household work. Make sure to follow your body and let it do what it can. It is important to keep your body exercised and ready for the next challenge. Exercise will also help you in fighting diseases and it has many other benefits too. You can look for some apps that can provide you workout and also diet tips for free. Most importantly you don’t need to visit a gym or any such place.
– Always look out for positive stuff:
In order to have a great mental, physical and emotional state, you must surround yourself with positive energy. It is as important as performing exercises or eating healthy food. Yes, not all problems can be avoided. But, I am sure it will help you in facing problems with an optimistic approach. You can also see the difference when you do positive things and surround yourself with positive energy. You must always look on the brighter side and make the best of each situation. Nothing will happen if you tend to depress yourself except for degrading your health. And, if it can be sorted, then why not give it a try.
– Lose weight as soon as you can:
I don’t need to tell you that for maintaining a better lifestyle, it is important to focus on your weight. According to several reports, many of the Americans are overweight and this can increase the risk of several health conditions including high blood pressure high cholesterol type 2 diabetes heart disease stroke some cancers gallbladder disease. Not just them, but it can all cause problems in normal breathing pattern, and also several others. One of the most common problems is arthritis in the weight-bearing joints, such as your spine, hips, or knees. Once you lose weight, you will feel how good your body reacts to different things, and you will be able to live a longer happier life.
– Be conscious in your diet:
This is the most common thing that you need to take care of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You need to keep eating healthy. Make sure to add fruits, vegetables, and other healthy items in your diet. Focus less on carbohydrates, high sodium, and unhealthy fat.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not an easy task, but if you do it by following these steps, then you will definitely see results.