There is no doubt that a healthy lifestyle improves the quality and length of your life. There are three main components to obtaining a healthy lifestyle and they are: avoid cigarette smoking, follow a regular exercise regimen, and practice good sleeping habits.
If you smoke, than you should take steps to stop.
Physical inactivity is one of the major reasons why a lot of Americans are overweight. Check out the WebMD site http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/exercise-lose-weight, for tips on how to get started.
Did you know that regular exercise helps with tension, depression, feelings of inadequacy, and worries? Go to http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/depression-and-exercise/MH00043.
Seven steps to help you add regular exercise to your routine:
- Recognize the importance of physical exercise
- Consult your physician
- Select an activity you enjoy
- Monitor exercise intensity
- Do it often
- Make it fun
- Stay motivated
Many health conditions (i.e. depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia) are either entirely or partially related to sleep deprivation or disturbed sleep. For tips on how to get a good night’s rest, go to http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sleep/HQ01387.
Murray, Michael & Pizzorno, Joseph; Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (1998)(2nd Ed.)(Pg. 33): Three River Press; NY.