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Healthy lifestyle

We often hear about healthy lifestyles on television screens, magazines and even radio funnels. Some say about healthy eating.

There is also a touch on exercise and physical activity. It also advises us to avoid unhealthy habits and eating habits.

It seems to have become a routine to hear such things. The results are not very encouraging. Malaysians still record high obesity figures and low physical activity.

Have you ever wondered why we need to adopt a healthy lifestyle? Follow this article to the end.

Why Do We Need to Practice a Healthy Lifestyle?
1. Control weight
Weight is one of the important parameters to assess a person's health in general. In simple terms, a healthy or normal weight means your health is better.

On the other hand, being overweight leads to more health risks.

The food pyramid is a good basic guide in planning a balanced and healthy diet. Do not skip meals, especially breakfast, as it will make you eat more often and more often.

At the same time, practice moderate physical activity for 150 minutes a week. Nutrition and physical activity are the keys to weight control.

2. Gives a better mood
When the body is in a healthy state, the body system will automatically function better. This includes emotions as well as mood.

A hormone called endorphins is released during physical activity. This hormone makes a person feel happy and calm.

In addition, a healthy physical condition will certainly increase self-confidence. Socializing is also a healthy lifestyle that helps make life more alive and meaningful.

3. Prevent disease
According to Hippocrates, "All diseases begin in the stomach."

Although the words of the Medical Father were not entirely accurate, they were very plausible.

An unattended diet clearly increases the risk of major diseases. These include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.

Of all these diseases, all organs in the body can be affected including mental conditions.

Make sure you have regular health check-ups every year. Believe me, prevention is better than cure.

4. Longevity
Death is in God's hands. At the same time, God also commands that we live in good health.

If the body is in good health and there are no serious chronic diseases, of course, from a scientific point of view, life expectancy will increase.

Diabetes, for example, reduces life expectancy by 6 years according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and if it is associated with heart disease, life expectancy is reduced by 12 years.

A healthy lifestyle is the best step in living a disease-free life.

Not only will health improve, productivity, economy and prosperity of the country will also grow. Start today. Let it be as long as it exists.


Date of Input: 15/10/2020 | Updated: 15/10/2020 | mozaid


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