The Healthy Lifestyles program seeks to address weight-related health problems for children by offering caring providers, family-centered treatment programs, highly trained educators and researchers, and strong community partnerships. Fortunately, you can do something to correct these and other unhealthy behaviors. Adopt the following nine habits to keep your body looking and feeling young. Daily exercise may be the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth. A 2008 study found that regular high-intensity exercise (such as running) can add up to four years to your life, which isn’t surprising given the positive effects working out has on your heart, mind, and metabolism.
A healthy lifestyle can be yours. The great thing about being healthy is that it helps you feel good as well as doing you good. It’s about what you eat and drink. It’s about sleeping well. It’s about being physically active, and enjoying yourself without risking your health. Being healthy, physically active and socially engaged throughout your life has many benefits, especially as you grow older.
It is recommended that men haveÂ around 2,500 calories a day (10,500 kilojoules). Women should have around 2,000 calories a dayÂ (8,400 kilojoules). Most adults are eating more calories than they need, and should eat fewer calories. It is best to get at least one half hour of exercise three times a week, but any amount of exercise is better than none at all! If you do not want to go jogging or swimming, try going for a brisk walk with a friend, working vigorously in the yard, or riding your bike to work.
After getting active, remember not to reward yourself with a treat that is high in energy. If you feel hungry after activity, choose foods or drinks that are lower in calories, but still filling. The SANE Guide to a Smokefree Life is an easy-to-use, practical resource that genuinely helps people quit. It has been developed in consultation with consumers, carers, pharmacists and psychiatrists, as well as quit smoking experts.
Life is beautiful and you don’t want to bog yourself down with unnecessary health problems. Today, your vital organs may be working well, but they may not be tomorrow. Don’t take your health for granted. Take proper care of your body. Join our thriving asthma community of primary carers and specialists working together to improve the lives of people with asthma. The Asthma Experts eNews is circulated monthly and includes all the latest news, views and research from the asthma world.