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An Introduction to Healthy

Living a healthy lifestyle requires control and motivation. Do you truly know what it takes to be healthy?

The title of the article “An introduction to Healthy” is generic and there is a reason for it. Everyone’s perception of health in my opinion is different. There are some similarities as well as differences. What is healthy?

Sharing a few thoughts

In my opinion, healthy is living and following a lifestyle that does not cause any physical or mental harm. Eating the right foods, and exercising are usually recommended to live a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, life problems cannot be ignored. Stress will always be a part of our life and may hinder a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy by definition means “in good health.” The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) states that “Healthy eating is all about balance. You can enjoy your favorite foods even if they are high in calories, fat, or added sugars. The key is eating them only once in a while, and balancing them out with healthier foods and more physical activity.”

What is healthy
What is healthy

The above statement is simple, clear, and easy to remember. Do you truly believe that’s what you need to do? Every day we meet skeptics. Those skeptics tend to steer us from our “healthy directions” with their own experiences. They want company because whatever they have done, or been eating for a number of years has worked for them. But not everything works for everyone!

We only have one life to live

Contrary to what you may have heard or read, we only live once. Now some people do believe in reincarnation and some don’t. Do you believe if you keep eating unhealthy foods every day you will live longer?

Poor nutrition does not prolong life. Poor nutrition contributes to stress, tiredness, and our capacity to work, and over time, it can contribute to the risk of developing some illnesses and other health problems. (www.sahealth.sa.gov.au) Eating like anything else requires planning, and creating realistic goals.

Living a minimalist lifestyle can help to prevent poor nutrition. Minimalist cooking can help with healthy eating. It helps you organize your life, your kitchen, pantry, and refrigerator. Eating the right type of foods, cooking food the right way, will help to stay in shape.

Touching on religion

Many religious people believe that if they wake up in the morning and are able to breathe life, then it is a sign of being healthy. There is some truth to that belief. There is certainly some sort of meaning of being healthy which in my opinion might be calculated as a percentage. What is your percentage? Can we really give it a number? If by giving it a number, are we calculating how much time we have left to live?

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My opinion

My personal opinion on healthy is how to take care of your body mentally and spiritually. We all know stress can kill. If we don’t take care of ourselves spiritually which is correlated to our mental self, our health will be affected.

If we don’t eat properly, our bodies will not be healthy. The brain needs nourishments that can be found in foods. Eating a proper diet not only nourishes the muscles, bones, and skin but the brain as well.

So eat well, find out what works for you. Even though we are all made the same way, we are not the same. We have different likes and dislikes for foods and not all exercises regimen will work for everyone. It might be about trial and error.

Sources:

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/healthy+living/is+your+health+at+risk/the+risks+of+poor+nutrition

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/index.html

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/7-minimalist-cooking-tips

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