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Healthy Lifestyle

How to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

You can live a long and healthy life by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, making wise decisions isn’t always simple. Finding the time and energy to cook healthy meals or engage in regular exercise can be challenging. But your efforts will be rewarded in a variety of ways for the rest of your life.

What you can do:

  • Most days of the week, engage in 30 minutes of physical activity. If you’re pushed for time, divide this up into three 10-minute sessions. Walking, athletics, dancing, yoga, running, or other enjoyable activities can all be considered healthy forms of movement.
  • Consume a diet that is well-balanced, low in fat, and rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Select a diet that is moderate in sugar, salt, and total fat with low levels of saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • By using smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the home, wearing seatbelts and bike helmets, and exercising caution when walking alone, one can prevent injury. Be aware of the risks associated with keeping a gun in your home if you own one. Always take safety precautions.
  • Avoid smoking, or stop if you do. Obtain assistance from your healthcare provider. The Tobacco Education Center at UCSF provides workshops on quitting smoking and relapse prevention as well as doctor consultations for smokers who want to stop.
  • If you do consume alcohol, do it in moderation. Never drink before a trip, behind the wheel, or while expecting.
  • If you believe you may have a drug or alcohol addiction, seek assistance from someone you can trust.
  • When having sex, use condoms to help prevent HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Since condoms aren’t completely reliable, talk to your provider about STI screening. You won’t be protected from STIs or HIV by birth control methods other than condoms, such as pills and implants.
  • After meals, use a toothbrush with soft or medium bristles to brush your teeth. Additionally, wash your teeth before bed and after drinking. Every day, floss your teeth.
  • Avoid the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., when its damaging rays are at their maximum. Harmful rays can penetrate both clouds and water, so neither will shield you from them. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher that offers protection from UVA and UVB radiation. Choose sunglasses that completely or nearly completely block the sun’s rays.

Keeping a Positive Outlook

Today’s women lead demanding, hectic lifestyles. With little time for yourself, you could feel as like you are being pulled in many different directions and under stress from dealing with job, family, and other issues. Learning to find a healthy work-life balance that includes some time for yourself will have a significant positive impact on your perspective and health.

Steps you may take

  • keeping in touch with friends and family.
  • Participate in your neighbourhood activities.
  • Keep a cheerful outlook and engage in activities that bring you joy.
  • Keep your sense of curiosity alive. Your health will benefit from lifelong learning.
  • Healthy intimate relationship can take on any shape, but make sure it’s never forced.
  • Recognize your stress levels and learn how to control them. A lot of anger, difficulty sleeping, regular headaches, stomach issues, and a tendency to turn to food, drugs, or alcohol as a coping mechanism are all indications of stress.
  • Regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and relaxation techniques like deep breathing or meditation are all effective approaches to manage stress. Speaking with dependable family members and friends can be quite beneficial. In times of stress, some women discover that interacting with their religion group is beneficial.
  • Get adequate rest and sleep. The average adult need eight hours of sleep per night.
  • If you experience depression for more than a few days, get medical attention because depression is a treatable disorder. Feeling sad and empty, crying a lot, losing interest in life, and having suicidal or death thoughts are all indications of depression. Get help immediately once if you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, visit a nearby crisis line, or 911.

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