This topic split into two because the topic is too broad. On the first part, I will only tackle 4 benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The other four can wait on another article. Remember that a healthy lifestyle helps us to lessen the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases and other type of cardiovascular diseases.
Here, are the simple benefits that we could get from having a healthy lifestyle:
1. Good Health:
Don’t worry about a thing if you don’t have extra money to spare since this is for free. You just need to invest time on researching about it and to implement it on your life. Of course, you need to do significant changes on your lifestyle that might do you bad like smoking, drinking and sleeping late at night. You also need to follow a strict diet and visit exercise at least three times a week. If you got a good health, then you don’t have to bother with health care costs, illness and injuries, doctors visit. Perhaps, keeping your job will be the best one. Also, keep you in a good mood most of the time and helps you to form good employee/employer relationships.
A healthy lifestyle keeps your weight in check. A healthy weight will significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and other obesity-related illnesses. There are millions of people from all over the world who are obese. Obesity contributes to many childhood diseases such as orthopedic disorders, sleep apnea, type II diabetes mellitus, asthma, high blood pressure and cholesterol, skin disorders, emotional and psychosocial problems (Spigel, 2002), and many more. But don’t be scared, if you’re one of them, since there are exercises that you could do to keep your weight in check – walking and strength training not only lets you keep a healthy weight, but also helps you to onset of and/or prevent osteoporosis and some research shows that people who participated in such activities develop bone density and begin to reverse the disease. Other benefits are: Weight reduction, reduced tension and stress, improved well-being, Enhanced self-image and self-esteem and improved physical function.
Though, there are some drugs that can bring cholesterol down to normal levels, diet and exercises provide other benefits that drugs don’t. Not only, they help you to keep a healthy weight, they lower blood pressure, and lower the risk of developing diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle heightens the risk factor for disease. With exercise and a balanced diet, you can fully use the insulin in your blood; thus helping you to control, alleviate and prevent many diseases. Exercise, cessation of tobacco consumption, eating a high-fiber, low-fat diet, controlling body weight, and learning to cope with stress, lower the risk of heart disease.
Tell me! Who wouldn’t want a healthy body? Of course, no one will answer that they don’t want it since we can do almost anything if we have a healthy body (Well, at least some realistic goals). Nothing can beat healthy living. According to a study, conducted by Tufts University at the New England Medical Center, patients with cardiovascular disease enrolled in an exercise program and the test shown significantly reduction of LDL cholesterol and other risk factors beyond what’s provided by drug therapy. Even if, you lose a little weight, this can greatly impact your health thus helping you to reduce medical and pharmacy costs, help avoid bariatric surgery, and co-morbidities such as asthma, hypertension, and diabetes.