Healthy Living You Can Start Now

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), unhealthy eating habits and lack of physical activity are major global health risk factors. Increased production of processed foods, rapid urbanization and unhealthy lifestyles make you vulnerable to many types of health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Starting a healthy lifestyle can keep you from these health risks.


A healthy lifestyle is a long-term commitment to the overall health benefits of your body and your life. Improving your physical, mental and emotional health will also improve your quality of life and positively affect the people around you.

Implementation of Healthy Lifestyle

Adopting a healthy lifestyle needs to be tailored to your age, gender, level of physical activity, health condition, and even your eating habits. The results will also vary, you cannot expect or expect the same lifestyle changes as someone whose body or health condition is different from yours, such as following a model or an idol actor.

Here are some ways to start a healthy lifestyle that you can immediately adopt and develop into a new routine or routine.

Know your health status and make an appointment if needed.

Do a medical check up that you may or may not have done very often and also check out the list of vaccinations you should get. Some types of vaccinations are given more than once with a specific schedule. Immediately make an appointment with your doctor if regular medical examination results show any abnormalities or vaccinations.

Check your body mass index (IMT) and waist size to see if there are any risk factors for illness, such as obesity. You can do this at the same time as regular checkups. Also know your level of physical activity, such as how much activity you do during the week and how intense it is. By knowing your physical condition and your health, you can determine the next step in a healthy lifestyle change. Talk to your doctor about the types of activities and dietary patterns that are recommended for your condition.

Adjust your diet or diet and stop bad habits.

Start making a daily diary of what foods you consume on a daily basis. Yes, that includes the fries you consume while waiting for your train schedule, for example. Do it without any judgment. Remember, you do this to find out what needs to change from your old diet. You can't switch to a healthy lifestyle if you don't know what your old habits need to be. Discuss with your doctor and nutritionist about the type, amount of food intake, and other dietary tips you need.

Increased physical activity and stress management.

Adults are encouraged to set aside at least two and a half hours per week for aerobic activities (such as walking and running) with moderate intensity. Or you can set aside an hour and 15 minutes a week to do high intensity aerobic activities, plus muscle strengthening activities, such as push-ups and sit-ups, at least two days a week. Create a flexible, realistic, and fun physical activity calendar and weekly goals.

Maintaining mental health is also part of the healthy lifestyle. Include activities such as yoga and meditation to relieve stress. Determine ways or activities you can do when stress and emotions strike, such as running up and down stairs or sitting quietly in the toilet to refocus. Breathing exercises not only remind you to be grateful but also to re-evaluate the perspectives and decisions you need to make. Remember the positive things that happen in life and you will realize how much you already have or have.

Improve bedtime.

Make a regular sleeping schedule. Get your device, computer or television turned off at least two hours before the specified bedtime. Heavy exercise before bed is also not recommended. You can take a warm shower and drink a cup of tea to relax your body and mind, thus helping you to get enough sleep. Don't worry about sleep disorders, consult your doctor immediately for proper treatment, if you have trouble sleeping.

Improve relationships with people around you.

Changes in lifestyle are not just diet and exercise, social interactions with people around you also contribute to your mental and emotional health. You don't have to equate all aspects of your life with your neighbors or friends, but you still need to spend time socializing, whether virtual or face-to-face. Improving relationships with each other will provide comfort to each other. However, if you find it difficult to socialize, or if you are in an unhealthy relationship, you need immediate help. Your doctor will help you find out the source of the problem and how to resolve it.

Many also do activities that stimulate your brain's creativity with people around you. It is good that this activity began at an early age with formal education supporting one another. According to neurologists, doing this kind of activity would have a greater impact on overall brain and body health than computer games played individually.

While it may be difficult to turn away from your old habits, you need to realize that by making a healthy lifestyle a new one, the risk of contracting various types of illness will decrease. Physical appearance improves, mental health is improved, and your energy levels increase.

A healthy lifestyle also increases your chances of living longer. A study shows that walking for at least 30 minutes daily can significantly reduce the risk of dying at an early age.