Healthy Living Is A Learned Discipline

In today’s fast paced society, it seems nearly impossible to live a healthy lifestyle. Living healthy is not something we learn in school, and often times a lesson we miss from our parents. It is however, crucial to the quality of the life you live.

Healthy living is something we must take the time to learn, on our own, as we age. It is a discipline, like working out, that we must motivate ourselves stick with every day of our lives. This; however, does not meant that you should diet as frequently as possible. It actually means that you must learn to feed your body the proper nutrients, on a daily basis, so you can treat yourself to a piece of chocolate cake here and there.

Eating healthy is not as difficult as many thing. It is not about starving yourself or eating rabbit food day in and day out. Rather, it is about filling your body with natural, organic foods that are not processed, covered in toxins and chemicals, and soaked in high-fructose syrups.

If you can get this down, and implement these rules in your daily life, you will be on the path to a long, healthy life. So, you ask, how do I know what to eat? It is actually quite simple. If it did not come from a manufacturing plant, you should be good.

Foods that are grown or butchered are a good rule of thumb. None of these foods are processed, nor do they have a ton of chemicals in them to make them taste a certain way (like you would find in packaged and canned foods).

Now, if you can get your hands on the organic version of these same products, you will be better off. (Many of these items are treated with pesticides that actually harm your body whereas organic foods are not. These pesticides eventually build up in your body and act as toxins. These toxins eventually make your body function improperly which can cause severe weight gain and even other health issues.)

Having said all of this, if you can replace your processed foods with fresh foods you will find yourself in much better overall health and shape. Begin eating 5-6 small meals a day rather than three, try eating around the same times every day, add in some exercise and you will be well on your way to a long high-quality life.

Ignore the fact that some of these foods are a little more expensive or that you may have to drive a little further to get them. Think about it, you are only given one life and one body; isn’t it worth a little more to make sure you get the most out of it?

If we do not change the way we eat and live we are barely skimming by missing many wonderful opportunities this life has to offer. Do you really want to miss all this? Take the time to learn about health and nutrition; you are worth it.

Have a Healthy Living

You might be wondering how you would actually achieve a healthy living especially in a stressful environment. Do not worry because I will give bits of information that really works on your goal to maintain a healthy living.

The perfect way to achieve and maintain a healthy living is through exercise. It is indeed a very important element in order to manage stress and depression. Thus, it will also help healing injuries and prevent diseases. The extent of exercise you have is actually one of the key bases on how healthy your life is. There is a wide range of methods for you to be physically fit through exercising. In spite of this, we should not set aside the correct of exercising and every form of exercise shall be performed properly so that pitfalls and actions that may harm you will be prevented.

Walking is indeed the easiest and very popular form of exercise. Walking is somehow rejected in the past that it is way too easy to be given serious consideration. But, it has gained respect as a perfect mean of developing physical fitness activities people engaged with. There are even studies which show that fast walking when done regularly will improve the ability of human body to consume oxygen, it lower the resting heart rate, it also reduces blood pressure considerably, and it increases the efficiency of our heart and lungs. Walking will also help burn the excess calories we have in our body. So much so, walking will also provide protection to those who are obese and with high blood pressure, which are the major risks of heart attack and stroke.

Another perfect method of exercise is through engaging in indoor and outdoor sports. One way of exposing yourself to sunlight on a particular healthy period and moderate temperature is through performing you favorite sports like swimming, cycling, skiing, and even surfing. However, if you do not like being exposed to the sunlight, then, indoor activities like basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, etc. will also be good.

Nowadays, we are very much fortunate with the advancement of technology where experts are able to invent gadgets, which make the life of everyone easier and even simpler. Like for example, exercise machines are out on the market, like the body sculpture rowing machines and treadmills, which gives man the time to experience and enjoy exercise at their comfort and convenience. All these equipments were made to meet the demand of every man to experience having a healthy life exercising without going into fitness gyms. All these exercise machines, bet it a state of the art rowing machine, have indeed aid man to achieve to achieve a healthy and physically fit body. These machines are great for cardiovascular exercise that is adjustable and convenient to use. Other exercise machines that were invented are the magnetic rowing machines, bicycles, gliders, spin exercise machines, etc. The machines are invented and developed for a particular function and purpose.

Healthy life will only be achieved if you engage in various forms of exercise, may it be outdoor or indoor physical activity. Today is the great way to start for those who have not started exercise yet. You will surely find more pleasure in exercise than your usual routines. So, start a healthy living through exercise.

Silent Killers And Healthy Living Tips

Men are the heads of the home and in most cases the bread winners of their homes. It is only one who is healthy that can think of what to do and how to provide for his family. Therefore it is very essential for men to be careful with their health. Health they say is wealth. When you are healthy, you may not know the grace you are enjoying as a human being. A lot of wealthy men today are suffering from bad health and can do everything humanly possible to live healthy. But in the contrary money may not actually buy health. Money may buy you drugs, but it cannot buy you good health. Most men today are suffering from ailments they carelessly aloud to come to them as a result of reckless living. Food is good and very necessary and essential for healthy living, but you must eat the right type of food and in the right proportion to stay healthy. In this article I am going to discuss on the general health of men, the silent killers or ailments that affect men and women alike as well as some healthy tips to help us stay healthy and enjoy our living as men.

The Silent Killers: There a many ailments in this category that kills silently and slowly. For this article, am going to talk briefly on Hypertension, Obesity and Diabetes. Hypertension is always as a result of high blood pressure. One s said to be suffering from hypertension when he is constantly having his blood pressure on the high side. A normal blood pressure should be about 120/80 (120 the systolic, 80 the diastolic, your doctor can explain more on this to you). When your blood pressure is persistently equal to or greater than 140/90, your blood pressure is high (hypertension). One mistake many men make is to think that hypertension is only for old or aging people, this is wrong as it can happen to both young and old. Causes of hypertension include; stress, anxiety, excessive drinking of alcohol and excessive smoking. Hypertension destroys the heart, kidney, and blood cells. It also can lead to stroke, affects ones vision and can lead to untimely death. The opposite of hypertension is hypotension. The later occurs when your blood pressure is low. There are not many cases of the later, but it is always more severe than the former when it occurs.

Obesity can be caused by excess accumulation of body fats in ones system. Obesity affects the blood circulation in the system. These accumulated fats cover and block the artery that helps in blood circulation in the body. Reduction in the rate of blood circulation is mainly the danger of obesity. When this occurs, it can lead to hypertension. There are several ways to calculate obesity, but the most commonly used is the BMI (Body mass Index). If your BMI is between 19 and 24 one is okay. If your BMI is between 25 and 30 you are over weight. If your BMI is above 30 then you are obese. Your doctor can also help you to calculate your BMI. Another popular way is by use of machines that tell you exactly how over weight or not you are. We as men need to check the type of diets we take to avoid accumulating excess fats in our system which can cause obesity. This is because the more obese you are, the more chances of increase in your medical problems. Obesity in some cases is genetic, but most times it is as a result of bad dietary habits.

Diabetes occurs when there is excess sugar in somebody’s system. The common symptoms of diabetes include weight loss, dizziness, tiredness, excessive thirst, frequent urination and blurred vision. Like the other silent killers, diabetes has some complications which include; causing wounds not to heal fast, erectile dysfunction; it can also lead to stroke coma and untimely death.

Having identified these silent killers, how then do we avoid them and live healthy and longer?

o Go for regular check up: It is very essential to go for regular check especially as we advance in age. Check you blood pressure intermittently ,blood sugar, cholesterol level, blood count etc
o Keep good hygiene.
o Good dieting: Mix your food. Note that different foods have different nutrients that our body needs to grow and stay healthy. Eat balanced and varied diet, remember your energy needs decreases as your age increases. Make sure you take your complete balanced diet, don’t skip meals but don’t over eat. For your breakfast, lunch and dinner make sure you combine the different groups of food in your meals. We have the energy giving foods( starch and carbohydrates ), Protein foods ( plant and animal protein), Vegetable foods( green vegetables and other vegetables that are not green), Fruits, Fat and Oil. Try as much as possible to reduce your fat intake to the barest minimum. As much as you can reduce the intake of fried foods because they contain lots of fat. Try to take at least one type of fruit after or before every meal. Potassium from out fruits helps the heart muscles to function well. Fruits also contain antioxidants which protects our body from bacteria.

Summary:

Healthy living is of paramount importance to all men. I know as a man you will like to live longer and take care of your family. In summary to stay healthy and live healthy you have to;

o Eat the right food and the right proportion.
o Choose and eat food that contains more of vegetables.
o Reduce intake of fatty foods as it increases the calories in your system.
o Don’t eat heavily especially at night.
o Meat and egg are good, but as an adult you are not supposed to take more than 3 eggs in a week and not more than two pieces of meat per meal.
o Sea foods contain a lot of cholesterol which builds fat, reduce its intake.
o Choose diet moderate in sugar. Reduce your sugar intake to the barest minimum.
o Reduce intake of soft drinks, ice cream, etc these excess sugar from them later turn to fat.
o For your sugar needs, honey is preferable.
o Choose a diet moderate in salt and sodium.
o Take little of processed food.
o Reduce your intake of alcohol and cigarette, but it is advisable to STOP entirely.
o Avoid stress and anxiety as much as you can.
o Fruits and vegetables are very essential and should be taken on daily basis.
o Take enough water. Helps keep your blood pressure normal and remove toxic from your body. At least three liters of water a day is recommended.
o Exercise your body. A physical exercise helps your blood to pump well.