From the time that we are small children and throughout our entire adult lives, we are constantly being told about the importance of our health. While good health is to a large degree what keeps us alive, our health goes much further than that both on a personal and sociological level. According to the World Health Organization, “better health is central to human happiness and well-being. It also makes an important contribution to economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive, and save more.” However, the problem lays in that being healthy is often easier said than done. It is for this reason that the healthiest people have gotten themselves into the routine of practicing healthy habits.
A habit is something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it. And although the healthiest people do make a habit of performing healthy and beneficial practices, very often, it is just as easy, if not easier, to find oneself stuck with unhealthy habits.
Most people know what healthy habits they should adopt, or at the very least, which unhealthy ones they should give up. However, have you ever sat down and stopped to think about why you practice the good ones – sustaining life aside? What are the benefits of eating well, exercising, and avoiding harmful substances?
For starters, and one of the biggest contributing factors to adopting healthy habits is the control of one’s weight. Eating clean and healthy foods and exercising regularly can help us to avoid excess weight gain and maintain a healthy weight. And it isn’t only your body that benefits, for a healthy lifestyle will also increase mood. According to the Mayo Clinic, physical activity stimulates the production of endorphins. Endorphins are brain chemicals that leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. Eating a healthy diet as well as exercising can lead to a better physique. You’ll feel better about your appearance, which can boost your confidence and self-esteem.
While healthy habits can leave you looking better and feeling better, it can also help you maintain that good feeling by helping to combat diseases. Healthy habits help prevent certain health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, depression, certain cancers, arthritis, and high blood pressure. And not only will healthy habits keep you from getting sick, but they will also help to boost your energy throughout the day, eliminating those one’s common feeling of fatigue and lethargy.
Although the above are certain benefits that are associated with healthy people who practice healthy habits, it seems that some key pieces of information have been left out; mainly, what these healthy habits are.
Like most journeys, the path to becoming healthy can take many different roads to get to the same destination, and that journey will likely look very different depending on who is taking it. While all of these tips and habits that you will read today are proven effective and regularly practiced by some of the healthiest people, we realize that they may not be for everyone. It is for this reason that we encourage you to take a look at this list from a holistic view, and take the elements from this article that compliment your life, not make it more difficult.
So with your well being and the public’s overall health in the forefront, allow us to present to you some of the regular habits of the world’s healthiest people. And the best part – they aren’t even that hard!
Looking to lower your blood pressure? How about your anxiety and stress levels? Or how about how you experience physical pain? Most of us would quickly answer yes to these question, however, the answer is a simple one that many of the healthiest people in the world practice - meditation.
Meditation has a holistic impact on most people's lives, helping to improve concentration, increase self-awareness and happiness, as well as some studies indicating that it even slows the aging process. And like so many other helpful and healthy tips on this list, you don’t need an expensive membership to reap the rewards of simple meditation.