Why Live a Healthy Lifestyle?
Published on: December 30, 2021

Published By: Southwest Physical Therapy

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle involves the effective management of stress, exercising regularly, and following a balanced diet. More than just your physical appearance is affected when these healthy choices are made by you every day — for the quality and length of your life can also increase because it keeps you emotionally healthy and boosts your immunity to disease.

Stamina and Energy

The absence of illness is not just what health is. In the form of longevity, strength and high energy levels, a lifetime of service is awarded to you by a healthy body. Energy levels can be boosted by up to 20 percent with low-intensity exercise, while it also decreases fatigue by 65 percent. For optimal fitness, however, it is for half an hour of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise that healthy adults should aim for on a daily basis. You can spread your activity throughout the day, and should include small changes like always shunning the elevator to take the stairs and parking further away from the entrances of the places you go to.

Disease Prevention

 In today’s society, chronic diseases like cancer, type II diabetes and heart disease are endemic. While risk factors such as  family history cannot be controlled by us, you do go a long way toward preventing disease merely by practicing lifestyle factors such as avoiding harmful habits, exercising and dieting. Southwest Physical Therapy urges that the risk of heart disease is greatly reduced  when you’re avoiding tobacco use, exercising for half an hour each day and eating a healthy, balanced diet that is low in saturated fat; the most common chronic disease in the United States happens to be heart disease. According to the American Cancer Society, people with an increased genetic risk for cancer development may also be able to prevent it by exercising regularly and eating a nutritious diet.

Mental Health

An important role is played in healthy interpersonal relationships, productivity and quality of life by cognitive function and mood. A diet rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruit in women is associated with the lowest levels of anxiety and depression than a Western diet high in refined carbohydrates, saturated fat and alcohol – which has the highest level – according to the American Journal of Psychiatry. While we need more research on the matter, everything thus far points to it being an effective protection for mental health when a balanced diet is eaten that includes a combination of healthy fats, lean protein and complex carbohydrates.

Appearance and Beauty

To maintain an attractive, youthful appearance it is vital to have healthy lifestyle habits.  For instance, antioxidants like selenium and vitamin C help slow down the aging process by preventing free radical damage to it, while vitamin A supports healthy nails, hair and skin. Obesity is also prevented with healthy lifestyle choices like exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet. A youthful appearance is promoted when you avoid smoking, excessive exposure to the sun and other habits that are potentially harmful; you are protecting yourself against any damage that can speed up the aging of your skin.

Give your healthy lifestyle a tune-up with Myofascial Release Therapy at Southwest Physical Therapy in Brooklyn, NYC as the icing to the cake to ensure to keep at bay any chronic body pain and limited range of motion, and to boost your peace, immune system, sleep, appetite, flexibility, mental prowess and performance, etc. Heck, just to feel overall much better than you currently do no matter how well you’ve been taking care of yourself, because YOU MUST REMEMBER NOT TO NEGLECT THE FASCIA!!!

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