Many diseases can be prevented by just simply leading a healthy lifestyle. There’s really much truth about the adage ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ With the right nutrition and a good dose of exercise, you can stop a slew of diseases in their tracks and prevent them from afflicting you.
Fit as a Fiddle
What’s great is that being healthy and fit is not necessarily an expensive enterprise, and you reap awesome rewards for it. If you’re in tiptop shape, you don’t just feel and look great, you also have a high self-esteem and self-confidence. You don’t easily tire and you get things done on time and on target.
Diet and Exercise
There really are just two major things to consider to keep the doctor away (apple included, too): a healthy diet and a good exercise routine. These two always go together like a horse and a carriage. That is, one needs to have the other to get optimum results.
Great Looks Isn’t Just About Style
This is true. You can wear the trendiest clothes and put on the hippest accessories, but if you look frail and feeble, or overweight and out of shape, your overall appearance won’t be as pleasant as you would want it to be.
If you’re healthy, you look and feel good. So even if you wear a plain white shirt and jeans, you’ll look great.
Good Nutrition Pays Off
If you eat healthy, you live long and healthy. I mean, it can’t be any simpler than that. There are lots of good foods on planet Earth that we can indulge in, but not all of them are beneficial. In fact, some of them can be detrimental to your physical and even mental health.
The essential nutrients our body needs are vitamins and minerals, which include calcium, choline, chromium, fiber, folate, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium, protein, selenium, sodium, vitamins A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin V7, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, and Zinc.
You can get these nutrients from foods such as meat, cereals, fruits, vegetables, milk, dairy foods, nuts, grains, vegetable oil, among many others.
Be sure not to indulge in too much of any of the above mentioned foods. If you have a certain disease, be sure to ask your doctor what foods you need to avoid or have too much of.
If there’s one word that could describe all the physical activities you need to do to either stay in shape or be in shape, it’s the word exercise. It’s about exerting our muscles in a variety of ways to keep fit.
Our bodies were designed to move and do things, which means physical inactivity is not its normal course. Any prolonged inactivity, including extended sedentary periods (sitting for a long time), can therefore lead to various ailments.
You don’t have to go the gym and lift weights to be physically fit. As long as you can do cardio exercises such as running, walking or swimming and exercises like stretching and push-ups and any other fitness activities that are not too strenuous, you’ll be on your way to staying and being in tiptop shape.
Eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, and avoid stress as much as you can. Do all of these and your chances of getting sick will significantly diminish and you’ll be on your way to living life to the fullest.