Good health is the key to lift the life expectancy in the United States. Due to improper diet and poor lifestyle, the decrease in life expectancy is continuing to happen. Now, the expectation of increasing it can be possible if you know how to maintain good health.
Good health comes in many principles. These principles can make a big difference in maintaining overall health. It can also reduce the development of serious diseases.
As I observe the lifestyle of people around me, I always see them forgetting the good health standards. They ignore the essence of a balanced diet; exercise and getting plenty of rests which are the keys to maintaining good health.
But the temptations are strong, and it starts with a little piece of sweets, short orders in fast food, more caffeine and alcohol influence by co-workers and peer groups. These temptations were a part of my life a few years ago.
And I realized that maintaining good health with proper lifestyle is the most important, especially when you know that your health is your only treasure. So, when I decided to get in the groove of good health, there are specific rules that keep me on the right track.
Rule No. 1: Eat a variety of nutritious foods.
My daily food selection includes a balance of good carbs, protein, fruits, veggies, and dairy products. More than 40 different nutrients that our body needs can make our body good health.
Rule No. 2: Eat in moderation.
Also, I practiced eating in moderation. Proper portions of eating can maintain your weight, and it is a part of a healthy and balanced diet. Don’t get confused when we say eat in moderation. For instance, you can have a medium-sized piece of fruit for one serving. A cup of pasta equates two meals, and a pint of ice cream contains four servings.
Rule No. 3: Don’t skip meals for lasting good health.
Skipping meals to lose some weight is a myth. And I guess so. So, instead, it actually leads to out-of-control hunger and frequently results in over-indulging. The key to good health is to have at least two balanced meals.
Rule No. 4: Consider some portions of certain foods.
I still eat all the foods so my body will have healthy digestion of food. When you found out the food is rich with salt, fat and sugar, you should not totally ditch out those. You can add some salt, fat and sweets to your diet but make sure in moderation. Unless the doctor advises you, you should follow it.
Rule No. 5: Good health means water is life.
In a year, I only drink sodas and alcoholic beverages on a special occasion. I stay away from sugary drinks. According to studies, sugar is a source of empty calories that can use up essential vitamins and minerals in your body. But water helps not only to hydrate but to aid in blood circulation, the removal of toxins from our bodies and in the regulation of our body temperatures. That is why I chose water over other drinks in the counter.