The World Health Organization (WHO), defines Health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not simply just the absence ofdisease.
The actual definition of Healthy Living is the steps, actions and strategies one puts in place to achieve optimum health.
Healthy Living is about taking responsibility for your decisions andmaking smart health choices for today and for the future. So healthy living would consist of:
Physical (For the body):
• Good nutrition, eating right
• Getting physically fit, beneficialexercise,
• Adequate rest
• Proper stress management.
Emotional Wellness (For the mind):
• Self-supportive attitudes,
• Positive thoughts and viewpoints
• Positive self-image.
You also needto give and receive:
• Love and compassion;
• You need to laugh and experience happiness;
• You need joyful relationships with yourself and others.
• Openness to your creativity,
• Trust in your inner knowing.
And all aspects of one’s self, must work in harmony to achieve wellness, so you need to create a balanced life.Why is it important?
A healthy lifestyle is a valuable resource for reducing the incidence and impact of health problems, for recovery, for coping with life stressors, and for improving quality oflife. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows our lifestyles play a huge part in how healthy we are. From what we eat and drink, to how much exercise we take, and whether we smokeor take drugs, all will affect our health, not only in terms of life expectancy, but how long we can expect to live without experiencing chronic disease.
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