The key to living a healthy lifestyle relies on controlling three aspects of your life. The most important being diet, followed by exercise and finally looking after your mental health. Diet requirements are mostly never met due to our busy lives and because of this, we need to remember the basics such as eating three meals a day. Having foods that consist of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk. Moreover, choosing lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. Avoiding sugar enhanced drinks such as soft drinks or energy drinks and not eating heavy meals during hot summer months.
Regular exercise can prevent many health problems such as heart disease, an increase in cholesterol and many more. Exercising can lead to having higher self-esteem and self-confidence and help in controlling weight gain. Exercise doesn’t have to be intense, 30 minutes of modest training or exercise per day can be very beneficial no matter what the exercise or training may be. Starting slowly and gradually increasing can help from getting strains and injuries.
Lastly, having good mental health can change your perspective on life and allow for a more enjoyable and sought out lifestyle. This can be achieved by getting the required 7-9 hours of sleep. Furthermore, taking a walk and reflecting on what you should focus more on in your life and avoiding the harmful and unbeneficial things. Try and make planned conversations with others and learn to say “no” when something doesn’t feel appealing. And finally, let yourself be pleased about the little achievements in your life and they allow you to pursue that feeling for the harder challenges.
About the Author: Haseeb Tahir is currently serving as the Nazim Isha'at for Majlis Woodcroft - Region South Australia, and is a valuable member of the MTA Team. Alongside his contributions to the community, Haseeb is currently working as a Real Estate Agent and has also started his own cinematography production company.