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Living healthy is all about balance. And eating healthy is an essential part of a healthy life. Every now and then a cake is perfectly fine to indulge yourself. Treats are a part of one’s life. It's also important to recognise when we're pushing things too far. Sin foods should be enjoyed and savored but in moderation.
It's important that our diet constitute of balanced and nutritious foods. Make healthy food a priority in your life. Learn to love how the food makes you feel, how delicious it is. Remember that a balanced diet and regular exercise are keys to a healthy lifestyle.
This is one of the most important life skills you can learn. It allows you to have complete control of what goes into your food. Cooking from scratch will also give that elusive home-cooked taste to your food. Cooking will also help you avoid problems related to hygiene.
Eat a balanced diet:
Eat a balanced diet with each of the food groups in optimum proportions. Read up on healthy diets and consult experts if need be. Be well informed and treat your health as an asset. We all need to understand where food comes from. We need to understand how it affects our bodies.
Variety is the key:
Eat a wide range of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, eggs, pulses. Include nuts, seeds, wholegrains and naturally low fat dairy foods in your diet. When it comes to fruit and veg, different colors indicate different nutrients. The body needs them to stay strong and healthy.
Eat nutritious calories:
Calories are the fuels on which your body runs. They can come from empty calorie foods or nutrient dense foods. Calories are the first base you attack when you think of a diet. But you need a finite number of these daily for a healthy human body. So, next time when you diet curb the empty calories. And increase the nutritious calories found in organic foods.
Don’t skip breakfast:
Breakfast is the first meal the body has after a long period of inactivity. This makes it imperative to never skip this important meal. It will kick start your metabolism. It will keep you alert and awake throughout the day. Make your breakfast wholesome and make it count. Provide your body a healthy breakfast. And the body will respond with a sharp brain and a strong arm.
More than half of our body weight is water. It is an essential element for our body. Our body needs water to maintain temperature. It also uses water to remove waste and lubricate joints. Keep your water intake above the required levels to keep away from dehydration.
Once the intake of nutrients is taken care of utilize these calories for overall benefit. This can start with developing very basic habits. They can be as simple as morning walks or some stretches. It does not necessarily mean one has join a gym. The golden rule and the bottom line is that it is good to stay active.
Make sure you get enough sleep. For adults, the figure is between 7 to 9 hours of the day. It's an essential part of being healthy. It directly affects how well we can learn, grow and act in life. While we're asleep, our body has that all-important time to repair. Consider this a reboot to start the day again fresh and all guns blazing tomorrow.
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