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Healthy is easy


Modern society is too obsessed with being healthy. Would you agree?


What does it mean to be a healthy person?

In general, a healthy person doesn't smoke, is at a healthy weight, eats healthy and exercises.

How many people would really fall into this category? Would you?


But there is light at the end of the tunnel for all of us.


According to specialists on the benefits of exercise in health and diseases, creating a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to mean drastic changes.

We are used to being sedentary and think that exercise has to be something intense for it to be effective


When we hear the word sedentary, what do we usually think of?



But sedentary simply means something that requires sitting or little activity. And today’s world, most of us spend part of our day sitting in front of a computer, netbook, or tablet, or just working at a desk.

Even moderate activities like chores, gardening and walking can make a difference.

Here is a list of eleven benefits physical activity provides. Use the verbs below to complete the list. Some of the verbs are used more than once

Reduce (x3) Improve (x3) Increase Help

Maintain Prevent Reduce (x2) Enhance

  • ...... the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes
  • ...... joint stability
  • ...... and improve range of movement
  • ...... maintain flexibility as you age
  • ...... bone mass
  • ...... osteoporosis and fractures
  • ...... mood
  • ...... symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • ...... self esteem
  • ...... memory in elderly people
  • ...... stress


What else can we do to live healthily? Ideas accepted here.


Post based on article "Healthy lifestyle"

Comments

Angela said…
In general, a healthy person doesn't smoke, is at a healthy weight, eats healthy, exercises, avoids stress (if it is possible, in modern life)

May be it`s not that simple to live a healthy life.
I´m surprised with the number of sick people in our country.

Perhaps because they`re famous, celebrities , we are so much worried.

The former president and the actor Gianechini have cancer, Sócrates has just died of cirrhosis at 58, and Ivete Sangalo is at the hospital with meningitis.

What´s happening?
Maria said…
I think the air, the sea are very poluted and the earth too; so, meat, chiken, fishes ,vegetables we eat are not good four our health. People is a victim of this sick planet .

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