Moderation is the key to a Healthy Lifestyle
In an ideal world, a person living a healthy lifestyle is one who knows how to manage stress, gets good quality sleep each night, doesn’t drink too much, doesn’t sit too much — does everything in moderation, all the time.
If you speak to your grandparents or even your parents, they might not even have heard of so many diseases that are today affecting a large global population. Lifestyle diseases are diseases that are caused due to the health-damaging choices that we make in our day-to-day life.
It is estimated that worldwide, approximately 14.2 million people between the age of 30 to 70 die every year due to lifestyle diseases. Getting full-body health checkup at regular intervals can help prevent many of the lifestyle diseases.
Common types of lifestyle diseases include:
Obesity: Anybody who is overweight suffers from breathing issues, blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc.
Type II diabetes: It is the non-insulin form, which develops in adults due to poor eating habits and bad lifestyle choices.
Heart diseases: Any irregularity or abnormality which affects the heart muscle and blood vessel walls can be referred to as heart disease.
High blood pressure: 100 million Indians suffer from high blood pressure. Some reasons for high blood pressure are stress, obesity, genetic factors, and unhealthy eating habits.
Cancer: This lifestyle disease is mainly caused by smoking, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, stress leading to lowered immunity and therefore the body’s inability to fight viruses and other infections and finally radiation from the sun.
Stroke: When the blood vessel carrying blood to the brain has a blockage, it leads to an oxygen deficiency resulting in a stroke.
A lack of sleep at night can not only make you cranky the next day but also hampers your body’s recovery. Trying out the steps below can help you sleep better and help your body’s recovery.
- Increase Bright Light Exposure During The Day
- Don’t Consume Caffeine Late in the Day
- Reduce Irregular or Long Daytime Naps
- Try to Sleep and Wake at Consistent Times
Taking care of your fitness routine is important for a healthier lifestyle. A good fitness routine reduces the risk of heart disease, improves joint stability, maintains flexibility as you age, improves one’s mood and reduces stress.
You can start the process of being healthy by adding a little more activity to your life.
- Walk More
- Do Some Chores
- Pace While You Talk
- Be Aware
- Eating Well Without Being Miserable
- Turn Off The TV and Computer
Eating a healthy diet is another part of a healthy lifestyle.
- Eat more fruit
- Sneak in more veggies
- Try a healthy salad dressing
- Eat low-fat or fat-free dairy
People who have good emotional health are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They have learned healthy ways to cope with the stress and problems that are a normal part of life.
You can work on your emotional health by :
- Practicing mindfulness
- Fostering healthy relationships
- Leading a physically active lifestyle
- Eating well
You may need a checkup when any of the below or a combination occurs.
- When you are sick
- To manage chronic or ongoing conditions
- To check on the effects of new medicine
- To help with risk factors like smoking or obesity
- For prenatal care, if you are pregnant
- For lifestyle issues like family planning
A great part of taking care of yourself is to get a full-body health check-up done.
When are you getting yours done?