It’s simpler than it seems, I assure you, and you can adjust to new habits little by little.
Do you want to learn how to achieve a healthy lifestyle?
- Avoid foods or substances that make your body sick
The habit of smoking, taking drugs or drinking alcohol is the first behavior to be abandoned if you want to have a healthy life.
These substances seriously damage your body in many ways and their excessive consumption can even cause death.
In addition, they are substances that create addiction, so it is 100% advisable to discontinue their use as soon as possible.
Regarding the issue of nutrition and food, there are also harmful and harmful foods and ingredients that should be avoided at all costs when our goal is to achieve a healthy life.
Processed foods are very harmful to the menu of a healthy and balanced diet: they contain little nutrients and are full of artificial components that are potentially harmful to your health.
Discard foods with trans fats, hydrogenated vegetable oils and added sugars (fructose, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup …).
- Eat natural foods
The best way to put together a balanced and healthy diet is to include only real and natural foods, that is, foods as nature offers them.
Natural foods include foods of plant and animal origin and it is imperative that both types are combined and mixed in the diet.
Having been born and evolved as omnivorous beings, our body is prepared to consume plant and animal foods, which provide us with different and essential nutrients for the human body.
Eat meat, fish, eggs, high-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats.
When it comes to carbohydrates, go for whole-grain carbohydrates, such as legumes, potatoes, or gluten-free cereals.
- Get regular physical exercise
Around 60% of the world’s population does not practice the physical exercise required for it to help improve health, says the WHO.
In fact, sedentary people have a higher risk of heart disease, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, or hypertension than those who exercise regularly.
A healthy life requires a healthy diet, yes, but if it is not combined with a routine of physical activity, you will never be 100% healthy (or at least 90%).
Practicing physical exercise favors the elimination of body fat, improves neuronal and hormonal function and prevents various diseases.
Any sport or training is valid, but without a doubt weight lifting is the one that brings you the most healthy benefits.
Try to develop a weekly and long-term physical exercise routine and make it another part of your day to day.
- Don’t stress
Stress, overwhelm, tension, anguish … prevent our health from being at its highest level.
Did you know that excess stress contributes to increased belly fat, appetite, and cravings?
A stressed person has a much higher risk of depression and other illnesses than a person who lives calm and carefree, or at least manages to leave them alone.
For this reason, do everything in your power so that stress and overwhelm cannot with you.
Try to distract yourself, have fun and escape from problems or soon all that “pressure” will be reflected in your health.
- Respect your hours of sleep
The quality and duration of sleep also play a very important role in leading a healthy life.
You can eat well, exercise, live calmly, but if you don’t respect your hours of sleep, your health will be affected in one way or another.
Adults who do not get enough sleep have an 89% higher risk of obesity than people who sleep 7-8 hours a day.
Poor and poor sleep increases cravings and appetite, reduces motivation to play sports, causes fatigue and increases the risk of obesity.
If you want to get a good night’s rest, try to sleep in the dark, avoid caffeine or alcohol in the afternoon, and schedule a more or less fixed time to go to sleep each day.
behaviors that guide you towards a healthy life. It may seem a bit difficult at first, but it is a matter of forgetting the old habits and getting used to the new ones!