Help Toward A Healthy Lifestyle

Jun 29, 2017 |

The two domineering factors in a healthy lifestyle are nutrition and exercise. The word diet is irrelevant as a solution, since diet almost implies a temporary solution. By maintaining a healthy weight and a low BMI, we can avoid problems associated with being overweight. With an ideal body weight, energy comes naturally in most cases.

We should all strive to do some sort of exercise on a daily basis. Walk briskly, or put 10,000 steps a day on a pedometer, go up a flight of stairs (or 2 or 15), go up a hill, bike, swim, do housework, gardening, etc. – just do something and move.

Here are easy ways to burn calories. Then there are those that are not only beneficial, but a bit more calorie-burning and rigorous.

If you are trying to fight cancer, a good start is to eat cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, at least once a week. Tomatoes combined with broccoli is one of the most powerful cancer-fighting combo.

More tips about eating and exercising can be found at Harvard.edu.

My personal health tips are:

  • Eat something within half an hour of waking up
  • Do a verb that requires movement
  • Eat something small every 2 hours, except toward dinner allow at least 3
  • Don’t eat anything 3 hours before bedtime
  • Get on an exercise schedule and stick to it
  • Find a way to prepare food so that it tastes good to you
  • Get at least 7 hours of sleep
  • Keep a food and exercise journal

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