Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Life Style
A healthy lifestyle is supposedly the best way to live. However, maintaining such a healthy lifestyle depends on developing healthy habits. This entails a few rules that one should abide by. These rules include the following:
Taking a balanced diet is essential for leading a healthy life. A healthy diet is one that helps in minimizing artificial trans fats in the body and enhancing the levels of un-saturated fats. These un-saturated fats are found in vegetable oils, seeds, avocados, nuts, fish etc. while saturated fats are found mainly in animal products and are known to increase harmful LDL cholesterol and cardiovascular disease risk. Foods high in saturated fats are damaging to your arteries, therefore; The American Heart Association advises limiting saturated fats to less than seven percent of total calories, which is equal to about 15 grams for the average daily caloric intake of 2,000. In order to limit saturated fat intake, you should stay away from dairy products, red meat and fried or greasy food. Such food products have very rich saturated fat content and pose great danger to human health. Thus, your diet should be focused on food with low trans fat and high un-saturated fat content.
Hydration is very important for maintaining a healthy body. When talking of keeping your body hydrated, alkaline ionized water believed my many to be most effective. It has been found that alkaline ionized water is the only water that carries large amounts of disease fighting anti-oxidants to be up to 6 times more hydrating than bottled water or tap water! Alkaline ionized water has also been known to help with cellular function; the molecular make-up of alkaline ionized water is much smaller than that of tap or bottled water, making the water’s molecular structure more penetrable to your cells. Because the alkaline ionized water molecules are able to penetrate and reach our cellular system at a much quicker rate than any other water, you get more energy, detoxification, and a better running immune system! A water ionizer is your ticket to a healthier life.
Sleep & Relaxation
Proper amounts of rest and relaxation are as important to a healthy lifestyle as a balanced diet and hydration. Every living person needs a proper amount of sleep to rejuvenate the body, as a matter of fact, sleep is needed to regenerate certain parts of the body, especially the brain, so that it may continue to function optimally. If a person continues to ignore his relaxation needs and stays awake for extended periods then his neurons may begin to malfunction causing visible negative changes in the person’s behavior. Some organs, such as muscles, are able to regenerate even when a person is not sleeping so long as they are resting. This could involve lying awake but relaxed within a quiet environment. When doing so the person’s brain is not getting any rest and even though cognitive functions might not seem necessary in this scenario the brain, especially the cerebral cortex, is not able to rest and remains semi-alert in a state of “quiet readiness”. This is a one way ticket to bringing on or compounding stress. Without proper rest or down time, stress is definite. Stress has been known to cause the following:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Stiff neck and/or tight shoulders
- Rapid breathing
- Sweating and sweaty palms
- Upset stomach, nausea or diarrhea