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How to Lead a Healthy Life

Getting older puts health and life in a completely different light. Staying health is our most important job, because we only get one chance. There are many parts of being healthy; one without the other will collapse the entire pyramid.

There are five main steps that you need to complete to lead a healthy life:

1. Your body needs energy: Feeding your body the right foods in the right amount of proportions is the perfect way to get that energy. You need three servings of dairy products, three servings of good protein, four servings of fruits, five servings of vegetables, and 10 servings of grains and cereals. Cut back on that food you know you should not eat, like candy, chips, and sodas.

2. Your body needs movement: Everyone knows that exercise is a key part of being healthy, even if we do not like it. Exercise is not only to keep off weight, it can make your body more flexible and thus can prevent many types of injuries, builds better bones, strengthens your immune system, and can prevent depression. Try to get at least an hour of exercise three times a week, minimum to keep a healthy body.

3. Your mind is an integral part of your health: If you are continually stressed, work long hours, and have no time for yourself, your health is going to suffer. Getting enough sleep, going out to have fun, and being with your family can do wonders for a healthy mind.

4. Cut out harmful habits: Your body is not made for consuming large amounts of alcohol or drugs. Smoking is a common vice for people; however, it is taking years off your life and damaging your body with every puff. Other drugs are obviously much more serious and should be completely taken out if you care about your body at all.

5. Visit your doctor regularly: If something hurts, something’s wrong. You need to visit your doctor regularly enough so he/she can take your health and make better diagnosis.

Living a healthy life may seem difficult at first, but it is a guaranteed way to feel better about yourself and your life.