Why healthy habits are important?

When we were kids we loved to play and eat junk food. As adults we find ourselves eating healthy and exercising because it is important to keep our bodies strong. The key to living a long life is making healthy choices such as exercise and eating right.

There are many benefits of living a healthy lifestyle like feeling better mentally and physically which make it worth the hard work. This article will talk about the importance of keeping your body fit through eating right and exercising with tips on how to do so. It will mainly talk about exercise, its benefits and ways to keep fit.

Talking about the importance of both exercise and eating right can be a long conversation so I will keep this article short by just discussing on benefits of exercise. When we are young we are full of energy. This is the time when we take oversized breaths to burn off all that energy.

As we get older some of us start gaining weight from either lack of diet or too much junk food in our diet. It is easy to become inactive as you try to shed those extra pounds or if you have put weight on your body does not like it's old age so you start increasing stress levels due to work and family obligations. This makes you feel exhausted daily.

It is important to keep your body active and exercise because it's good for your health. Studies have shown that people who are physically fit have almost three times the longevity of those who are not. It improves the immune system making us less prone to illnesses like heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Regular exercise has numerous benefits such as:
1) Reducing the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke by 28%.
2) Improving physical performance and endurance in athletes.
3) Increasing flexibility, muscle strength, and coordination as well as bone density.
4) It reduces the risk of depression and anxiety.
5) It increases self-confidence and self-esteem, increases stamina, stamina and strength, also helps in preventing osteoporosis which is a form of bone healing disease.
6) It strengthens your cardiovascular system by improving blood circulation to the vital organs. Also, it burns extra calories that you may have gained during a long recovery period after an illness or surgery.
7) This may help in the treatment of digestive system diseases like constipation, diverticulitis, and irritable bowel syndrome by increasing the transit time of food.
8) Regular exercise reduces the risk of asthma and certain types of cancer such as colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

1. Activities at home: Make sure that you are exercising at least 30 minutes a day. Even if you are just standing up and moving your arms around or riding a stationary bike, that's still exercising.
2. Do muscle strengthening exercises for 20-30 minutes 3 times a week: A simple example is lifting light dumbbells or skipping (always try to skip with your non-dominant leg).
3. Walking: Take 10,000 steps every single day (10,000 steps = one mile). You can do this by parking further away from your destination, walking back and forth in your home or office, taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, and so on.
4. Participate in physical activity like swimming, yoga, aerobics, or jogging: You can do these activities once a week but they should always be fun for you.
5. Eat healthily: Stay away from junk foods because they contain fats and large amounts of sugar which you do not want in your diet. Instead, try fruits and vegetables because they are healthy nutrients that are good for your body.