• Understanding Lifestyle And Health
  • What Do You Know About Decent Lifestyle?
  • Your Life Choices And Their Implications
  • Takeaway

Understanding Lifestyle And Health

Beyond a reasonable doubt, your daily behaviors and habits can significantly impact your quality of life and health in the short- and long-term

You live a healthy life when there is a balance between your mind, body, thoughts, and emotions. The World Health Organization states that health means complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not just the absence of illness. Your habits, behaviors, or conduct may make you healthy or ill.

What Do You Know About Descent Lifestyle?

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) contribute at least 71% of all deaths worldwide on average each year. Your unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as poor diet and physical inactivity, may raise your chance of developing NCDs. 

These NCDs include 

  • Hypertension, 
  • Obesity, 
  • Heart disease, and 
  • Mental disorders.

Leading a healthy lifestyle was linked to a lower risk of heart disease and all-cause death by 55 and 58%, respectively. 

A healthy lifestyle includes 

  • Eating balanced food, 
  • Exercising regularly, 
  • Avoiding tobacco products, 
  • Getting enough sleep, and 
  • Managing stress. 

Your Lifestyle Choices And Their Health Implications

Your lifestyle decisions directly affect your well-being. The consequences of wrong choices can be life-threatening.

Here are some healthy lifestyles you can adopt, The ways to achieve them, and the benefits you will enjoy;

Exercise: It is a designed and repetitive physical activity that you do to enhance your body shape and movement through increased energy usage. You can enjoy all the health benefits by exercising for at least 150 minutes weekly. That duration is the global standard. It also means doing a moderate or vigorous activity for 30 minutes daily for at least 5 days a week.

Some of the health benefits may include;

  • Reduce the risk of developing heart disease
  • Reduce the risk of developing cancer
  • Improve your daily productivity
  • Improve your metabolic rate
  • It makes you feel good
  • Prevent bone disease
  • Prevent obesity

Healthy Meals: A nutritional diet provides enough micronutrients and water to meet your body’s physiological demands and the right amounts of macronutrients for energy. Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are macronutrients that supply the energy needed for your daily activities. Your body needs relatively tiny levels of micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals. for proper growth, development, metabolism, and biological functions. 

Some of the health benefits may include;

  • Reduce the risk of having high levels of bad cholesterol
  • Reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure
  • Reduce the risk of developing cancer
  • Reduce the risk of having diabetes
  • Prevent obesity

Quality Sleep: Healthy sleep involves adequate sleep time, proper scheduling, regularity, the absence of sleep problems, and high-quality sleep. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and Sleep Research Society (SRS), an average adult should sleep 7 or more hours per night to achieve optimal health.

Some of the health benefits may include;

  • Reduce the risk of having a stroke
  • Enhance alertness and memory
  • Prevent coronary heart disease
  • Prevent high blood pressure
  • Prevent obesity

Stress Management: There are various therapies available to reduce stress. Traditional methods of reducing stress, such as yoga and physical exercises, are effective strategies. Similarly, there are well-established advantages to conventional meditation, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT).

Some of the health benefits may include;

  • Improve productivity
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Reduce the risk of anxiety and depression

Avoiding Addictive Substances: Prevention is any action intended to discourage substance usage and reduce its harmful effects on society and health. This general phrase can refer to both initiatives to be informed of the consequences of substance abuse and staying away from accessing it.

Some of the health benefits may include;

  • Reduces the risk of having a mental disorder
  • Lower the risk of destroying your social life
  • Reduces the risk of having sexual and fertility issues


Your health status depends on your lifestyle choice. Bad habits may increase your chances of developing some non-communicable diseases. These unhealthy habits include eating unhealthy meals, staying inactive, abusing substances, ignoring your stress, and sleeping for fewer hours. 

Choosing a healthy lifestyle will guarantee your health and enhance your quality of life.


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