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The importance of physical activity and a healthy diet

Katarina Poljak

Eating a healthy diet is about feeling good, having more energy, improving your health and boosting your mood.

Good nutrition, physical activity and healthy body weight are essential parts of a person's general health and well-being.

Did you know that being physically active manages many health problems and improves mental health by reducing stress, depression and pain? In addition, regular exercise helps prevent metabolic syndrome, stroke, high blood pressure, arthritis and anxiety.

Maintaining physical activity through regular exercise and proper nutrition with a healthy diet can provide extraordinary benefits, including happiness, increased energy levels, improved health, and adding years to your life. Furthermore, a nutritious diet and exercise routine plays a crucial role in how you look and feel.

Developing healthy habits can seem daunting, but you will find that living a healthy life is not as difficult if you commit and stick to it. It's never too late to start building a better quality of life!

Here are some benefits of a healthy lifestyle:

  • Weight control

If you are overweight, you can safely lose weight through a healthy diet and regular physical activity. If you do not have weight problems, physical activity and a healthy eating routine will help maintain your current weight and reduce the risk of putting on weight as you get older.

  • A healthier heart

Exercise and good nutrition can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • A longer and healthier life

When you practice healthy habits and exercise, you increase your chances of living longer. For example, studies show that those who only walk 30 minutes a day significantly reduced the stakes of premature death.

  • Improved sleep

Millions of people around the world suffer from sleep deprivation. A healthy diet and regular exercise can positively affect your sleep habits. Note that it is not recommended to exercise or eat before bed, but proper healthy habits can help stop restless nights.

  • Improved mood

Exercise is often recommended for people suffering from anxiety or depression because physical activity can stimulate brain chemicals, such as serotonin, to produce a feeling of joy and relaxation. Eating a healthy diet with less sugar and simple carbohydrates also helps.

  • A stronger immune system

Your body is better prepared to deal with bacteria and stay strong when leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, as well as sticking to a regular exercise routine, will keep your immune system strong throughout the year.

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Author: MSc in Kinesiology and Sport Science, Marijana B. from Sporty Delight

Do you need help to get started with a healthier lifestyle?

Get in touch with Marijana at Sporty Delight.

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