So, How to start a healthy lifestyle? Let’s find out…
You want to live a beautiful life?
You know, maybe as a lady, look good, stay in shape and be happy, or as a man, muscle up, stay healthy, and live longer.
Either way is good but have you thought about how you are going to achieve this?
Living a beautiful life is embodied in better living.
By living a beautiful life, you stand a chance of becoming the best version of yourself both physically and emotionally.
However, there are several requirements necessary to be met to achieve this beautiful life everyone so much desire.
Most people sometimes get the requirements confused and mostly conclude that a healthy life is mostly determined by genetics.
Unfortunately, this assumption is completely false and increased interest in bio-hacking and life extension over the past few years have come to show that genes have some little to do with the concept of healthy life and that environmental factors like the lifestyle we exhibit, the diet we follow, the people we relate with, and so much more are the pivoting part of a beautiful life.
Now that you know that a beautiful life requires a healthy lifestyle. Well, why not let’s find out more..
Welcome back to Thriven Authority and today’s topic will touch on science and research proven tips that can help you live a healthy life.
Let’s get started.
Food is good; at least, we know it as the substance that makes us grow.
But food, when taken in too much quantities, can become the enemy of one’s growth.
When you breach the limit and decide to overeat, your stomach notices the change and tries to adapt to it.
This adaptation causes it to expand beyond its normal size while pushing organs and causing uncomfortable reactions in your body.
But that’s even a little of the damages.
Overeating results in the overworking of your organs and can even lead to heartburn due to the continuous formation of hydrochloric acid.
To live a healthy lifestyle and to enjoy a beautiful life, you need to cut down on the amount of food you take in.
Several studies published on PubMed Central show that low calorie intake can lead to an extended lifespan with lesser possibility of diseases.
By cutting down on your food, you will also be helping yourself reduce excess weight and unwanted body fat.
There is not denying the obvious, you are a big fan of sugar and sugar-containing foods but if you want to prioritize your health over any other, then you should reconsider your take on sugar.
Of course, you might be wondering, “how can a powdery substance like sugar be something so bad that will affect my health” Well, here’s why.
Sugar is a substance that contributes majorly to the increase of body calories and weight gain.
Sugar from sweetened drinks like sodas, sweet teas, and juices contains fructose which according to a 2013 research causes your body to resist leptin, your appetite to increase, and eventually, your body weight.
This overweightness then leads to the risk of heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, and much more.
Buy avoiding the continuous temptation of taking sugar or sugar-containing foods, you gradually reduce your chances of depression, cancer, or any other deadly disease that can hurt your life.
Yea, you heard it right. If you have somehow had an unfortunate event of trying out bad nuts for the first time and now really hate them, then you need to change your nuts relationship status in order to live a healthy life.
The real truth is… nuts are awesome in taste, they can either be roasted or take raw and they are like packets of glazing goodies.
Several things can be done with nuts but their best benefits come when they are used as antioxidants and a source for protein and fiber.
According to a 2010 research by Emilio Ros, it was discovered that nuts are great for limiting heart diseases, reducing inflammation and high blood pressure, and for dealing with metabolic syndrome.
When you make it your habit to consume at least 3 servings of nuts per week, then a joint 2013 research says that you will have a 39% lower risk of premature death.
Whether you are already a regular cigarette or weed smoker or an individual who is ruminating on giving it a try, you should know that this act, which might seem like fun at the moment, is very much linked with diseases and early deaths.
To live a beautiful life, your healthy lifestyle needs to include you walking away from all act of smoking.
According to a 2013 study funded by Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council, it was evaluated that smokers lose over 9 years of their lifespan and are 3 times more prone to premature death.
You can quit smoking at anytime and according to a 2002 study, doing so as early as your thirties will help you increase your lifespan by up to 8.5 years.
But there’s more. You also decrease your risk of sexual dysfunction, ulcer, cancer, kidney disease, and much more.
If you’ve somehow taking a few minutes to observe the pattern, then you must have realized that it is those things we cherish the most the end up causing much damages to our health.
But fortunately, this is only when we consume them in too much quantities and the same goes for alcohol.
Too much alcohol is bad for the body and a 2013 research by Rajesh and Vincent has shown that the heavy consumption of this liquid can lead to heart, liver, and pancreatic diseases without leaving out premature death.
It is better not to consume alcohol at all but if you must, then you should regulate your consumption as research on lower consumption has shown that there is a 17% decrease in the risk of early death and a reduction in the possibility of diseases.
No research strongly supports the moderate drinking of alcohol and you might want to consider wine as a fall back option.
If there’s one reason the earth keeps getting fatter and sicker, then it’s because, we the inhabitants have tricked ourselves into consuming every possible processed junk food.
According to a 2011 study by a team of researchers, the problem with processed junk foods is that they have been designed to be very satisfying so much that they trick the brain into taking more than needed and possibly leading to addiction.
Unfortunately, they are low in necessary nutrients and only contain substances that put you at the risk of obesity and digestive issues.
By avoiding processed junk food, you get to escape the risk of depression, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and possibly, early death.
Don’t be surprised but if you will really love to live a healthy lifestyle and have a beautiful life, then you need to maintain a healthy social circle.
Have a group of friends or family members that you go out often with.
Several studies have confirmed that having a good social connection can help reduce stress hormone, improve sleep, improve immune function, and lessen systemic inflammation.
But that’s not all.
A 2010 study even affirmed that the chances of dying due loneliness is like that of smoking, it is just so high.
This means, when you maintain a healthy social circle, your life becomes completely awesome and your chances of early death become drastically lowered.
And that sums it for today. Which of these tips are you planning on implementing? Of course, it’s best to implement all.
So, why not try them all out and let’s know of your experience in the comments.
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