Lifestyle includes the behavior and activities that make up our daily
Life. This includes: the work we do, our leisure activities, the food we eat, our interaction with family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and strangers.
Life style changes can prevent heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis and increase the well being of a person and increases longevity.
How does the environment affect our health?
The work we do affects our health. Apart from exposure to environmental
Hazards such as UV radiation and toxic chemicals like smoke, asbestos or
Pesticides, certain types of work involve prolonged repetitive actions and/or reduced
Levels of activity that may lead to muscular or skeletal problems, strained
Vision and other health problems…
Mental stress is also a big killer. It can lead to depression, sleeplessness, and Blood pressure, cholesterol and heart problems.
Food and health:
The foods we eat affect our health. Many studies show that good nutrition lowers the risk for many diseases. Our food habits can bring down many killer lifestyle diseases.
Tips for Healthy Eating:
- Eat at least 5-9 servings of fruits and Vegetables every day.
- Choose whole grain bread and cereal.
- Choose low-fat milk and cheeses.
- Try to avoid non-vegetarian foods as much as possible Avoid red meat.
- Eat more beans and grains
- Use less salt, sugar, alcohol, and saturated fat.
- Drink lots of water between meals. Avoid carbonated drinks.
Tips for becoming more active:
Walk as much as possible
Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator
Learn some fine-arts or develop healthy hobbies
Other Things You Can Do to Stay Healthy:
- Quit smoking
- Handle stress!
- If you drink alcohol in moderation.
One of the long-term benefits of living a healthier lifestyle is the prevention of diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. However, the benefit is the prevention of arthritis, osteoporosis, stroke, diabetes and other immune-mediated illnesses that are affected by the dietary and lifestyle choices we make every day.