Healthy Living & Lifestyle

There are many factors that affect your health. While some you cannot control (such as genetics and age), there are many other factors that are under your control.

Not only will leading a healthy lifestyle improve your health, wellbeing and happiness, studies have also shown that some of the leading causes of death such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and other serious diseases can be prevented by improving personal health habits. A healthy lifestyle can also reduce recovery times, make person look healthier and younger and provide more energy.

Eating right, staying physically active, reducing stress and avoiding or moderating harmful addictions such as smoking and drinking are the basis of a healthy life.

What You Can Do?

Healthy living must take into consideration the needs of the individual since despite similiraties in our physiology, every human being has unique physical requirements that are dependant on factors such as age, weight, physical and mental activity and any physiological peculiarities that our bodies develop or are born with.

There are, however, general guidelines that the medical community is in agreement on and it's from these guidelines that tips for living a healthy life can be established.

1. Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet including a variety of healthy foods and limit calories and saturated fats.
2. Health Fitness: Be physically active.
3. Weight Loss: Mantain a healthy weight.
4. Healthy Sleep: All living beings require sleep and regular sleep patterns are considered essential to a healthy human existence.
5. Checkups: See your doctor for regular visits (not just when you are sick ) and keep your shots up to date.
6. Blood Pressure: Control your blood pressure and cholesterol.
7. Manage Strees: Reduce stress in your life.
8. Healthy Skin: Protect yourself from too much sun – don't sunbathe or use tanning creams.
9. Stop Smoking: Smoking has no place in a healthy lifestyle.
10. Substance Abuse: Alcohol and stimulans such as caffeine should only be consumed in moderation and narcotics should be avoid at all costs . If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs there are clinics to help you.
11. Sexual Health: Practice safe sex.
12. Women Health: For women – check your breasts and get regular Pap smears.


Body Fat Chart for Healthy Body Fat Percentage

What’s your healthy body fat vs BMI (body mass  index)? The differences between your BMI and body fat percentage can cause confusion.

A healthy body fat percentage is considered a better measure of fitness than the BMI. This is because your body fat percentage measures your lean body mass compared to your body fat.

The BMI , on the other hand, assumes that everyone of a specific height should ideally be in the same weight range. This can be misleading.

Good Healthy Living Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

  • Getting exercise,

  • A positive attitude,

  • Rest and relaxation,

  • Healthy relationships,

  • And a healthy social life.

Soluble Fiber & Insoluble Fiber Foods List

Healthy soluble fiber and insoluble fiber foods are essential to your health and well being.

And you can get your optimum fiber amounts of soluble fiber and insoluble fiber foods high in fiber with this great high fiber foods list.

The bulk from both soluble fiber and insoluble fiber foods high in fiber can help prevent and alleviate constipation, diverticulosis and hemorrhoids.

Fiber also fills you up faster and for longer to help manage your weight.

The Healthiest Fruit List of Fruits

This list of fruits shows the healthiest fruits to eat.

Fruit Nutritional Values in Order

flavonoids, fiber, C (pesticides, wax coating)
Apricots carotenoids, A, C, fiber (preservatives)
Bananas B6, C, potassium (glycemic)
Blackberries flavonoids, fiber, C, K, manganese
Blueberries flavonoids, C, manganese, fiber
Cantaloupe carotenoids, C, A, potassium
Cherries flavonoids (pesticides)
Cranberries flavonoids, fiber, C, manganese
Dates (glycemic) Dried fruit
(glycemic, preservatives)
Figs (preservatives) Fruit juices
(glycemic) Grapefruit carotenoids in pink, flavonoids, C
Grapes flavonoids, manganese (pesticides)
Guava carotenoids, fiber, C
Kiwifruit C, fiber (glycemic)
Lemons flavonoids, C (wax coating)
Limes flavonoids, C (wax coating)
Mangoes carotenoids, A, C (glycemic)
Nectarines carotenoids, C (glycemic, pesticides)
Oranges carotenoids, flavonoids, C, fiber (glycemic)
Papayas carotenoids, C, folate, potassium
Peaches carotenoids, C (pesticides)
Pears flavonoids (pesticides)
Persimmons C (glycemic)
Pineapple C, manganese (glycemic)
Plums carotenoids, C
Raspberries flavonoids, fiber, manganese, C
Raisins (glycemic, pesticides, preservatives)
Strawberries carotenoids, flavonoids, C, fiber (pesticides)
Tangerines carotenoids, A, C (glycemic)
Watermelon carotenoids, C, A, B6 (glycemic)

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