Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Diseases
As people get older, the body will not function optimally. This condition may result in several degenerative diseases due to metabolic disorders such as obesity, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and arthritis.
Sadly, these diseases were first associated with the elderly, but are now seen more in young people between 30-40 years old. In fact, there is actually an easy way to delay the effect of degenerative diseases, for example by adopting a healthy lifestyle in the daily life.
"There are some cheap-and-easy ways to maintain your health and prevent degenerative diseases, such as healthy diet, regular exercise, and stress management. Joining a community of like-minded people to share your experience will also make your life healthier," said dr. Phaidon L. Toruan, a healthy lifestyle expert.
A healthy lifestyle consists of three elements, namely healthy eating, regular exercise, and enough rest.
Healthy eating means choosing the foods and nutrients that give you the best overall health status possible. The nutrients include carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamin, and mineral. But keep in mind that the food should not be consumed excessively because high calorie intake may harm your body function.
Generally, we will require 30-40 calories per kilogram of body weight. Therefore, if your weight is between 50 to 60 kg, then you will need 2,200 calories intake per day. A plateful of cooked rice with vegetables and side dishes has about 500 calories, 200 cc of milk has about around 200 calories, and sweet cookies have about 100 calories.
Exercise should be done regularly and in accordance with your physical abilities. By doing exercise, the body' s systems will respond automatically to improve their performance.
An aerobic exercise, for example, will help the heart work optimally. Thus, the heart can deliver bloods more efficiently, while the lungs can take in more oxygen. In addition, enough rest requires you to get a good sleep for 6 hours per day, which allows the body to rest and repair the damaged cells used in your daily activities.