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The world today is a very stressful, fast-paced place to live. Many people have a very hard time making it through life without having problems at times. The best way to make it through life without major problems is to live a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle makes everything much easier to deal with, because you are in a good frame of mind, and you feel well physically. A healthy lifestyle is not just about eating a healthy diet, or exercising regularly. I think the most important thing in living a healthy lifestyle is everything in moderation. You need to eat healthy, exercise, and find a healthy balance between work and play.
Eating healthy is very important to living a healthy lifestyle, because your diet is what fuels your life. If you are constantly eating junk food and drinking alcohol, then you are causing physical damage to your body. This damage will cause you to have a lack of energy and you will not be able to do the things that you want to do.
Exercise is also very important to live a healthy lifestyle, because if you are out of shape you will not feel well or be able to do the things that you want to do. When you exercise you release different chemicals into your bloodstream that make you feel better. Exercising can be a big help getting you through a tough day, because it can give you a good head start to the day, or a pick me up after a bad day.
I think the most important way to live a healthy lifestyle is to find and maintain a balance between work and play. If you work too much then your stress level will be very high, and your health and happiness will decline very quickly. However if you play too much, your stress will also be very high, because you are going to have to worry about how you are going to pay your bills. If you strike a balance between the two then you can make enough money to pay your bills, but still have enough fun that you are able to relieve your stress. If you pay attention to these things in your life, then you will be able to live a healthy lifestyle.
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A stress free and positive lifestyle is dependent on numerous factors. If you adopt these simple self help tips and techniques, you can live a healthy and happy quality life.
1. Think Positive: A cheerful positive outlook on life is an important factor for good healthy living. Stay in the company of positive thinkers. Self-help books like “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrnes and “Stretch Yourself” by Vickrant Mahajan guide you with invaluable tips to generate good thoughts and make a positive proactive difference in your life.
2. Healthy Diet: Good nutrition means eating wholesome foods such as whole grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products. Restrict the intake of ready-to-eat foods as they are oftentimes high in sodium, fat and even sugar. Limit intake of high fat, high sugar foods. Always make sure that you do not skip any meals, especially breakfast.
3. Regular Exercise: You can incorporate exercise in your daily life with simple techniques to add more activity to your life. Start walking, play the frisbee, toss a ball to your dog, jog, play squash, swim. Usually people are too lazy to start. It is a good idea to involve your family members, your pet or your friends in your fitness plan to make exercise, a fun activity. Think and plan ways to get moving!
4. Cut down stress: If you find your temper rising, count from 1 to 10 slowly in the mind to distract yourself from disturbing situations and better mind management. Avoid people who give you stress and stressful situations whenever possible.
5. Socialize: Family and friends provide physical support in times of need, such as help with running errands, cooking, cleaning and offer a close knit sense of belonging. This feeling gives a strong sense of personal identity, prevents loneliness, help overcome anxiety and depression.
6. Sleep: A good 7-10 hours of continuous undisturbed sleep is essential for mental alertness, emotional stability and sound health.
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Many newly diagnosed diabetics, pre-diabetics, even long-time diabetics, dread the thought of learning about diabetic cooking, believing they’re facing years of boring and unsatisfying meals that will take a good deal of the pleasure out of their lives. And, unfortunately, a lot of people who have been living with diabetes for years, actually are leading boring and unsatisfying food lives and they do take a lot less pleasure in their food than before their diagnosis. The good news is that they can eat interesting and exciting food, spicy food, delicious food and can regain the pleasure of eating food that really is satisfying along with the knowledge that the diabetic diet they’re following is also a healthy diet that everyone, diabetic or not, should be eating.
It’s going to take some effort and some experimentation. You’re going to have to learn some new things, do some research, and you’re going to have to be willing to spend some time in the kitchen trying out recipes and tasting the results as you discover what you like and what works for you. But it’s absolutely within your power to eat well despite your diabetes for years to come.
Now with over 29 million diabetics and a lot of talented creative and generous people out there, you’re going to find an unbelievable amount of resources such as ingredients, recipes, advice and support available. These talented cooks have taken on the challenge of making food that’s good for diabetics, and food that people really want to eat. There’s even a whole magazine devoted to diabetic cooking called, unsurprisingly, Diabetic Cooking. There are also diabetic cooking classes available, and some are free.
Here are some basics for diabetic cooking:
- First, you will be avoiding simple sugars, fats, sodium, carbohydrates which release their glucose quickly. You’re including lots of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and more fish.
- Second, because you’re at risk for serious complications, including heart and kidney problems, you’re eating a heart-healthy diet, which is lower in saturated fat, dietary cholesterol and most importantly low sodium.
- Third, you’re eating an appropriate number of calories and limiting your portion sizes. Obesity increases your risk of developing diabetes in the first place and can bring other health problems along with it. If you’re obese losing weight can help prevent pre-diabetes from developing into diabetes.
- Fourth, you’re trying to keep your blood glucose level in a narrow and healthy area throughout the day. Therefore, you will want to eat foods which release glucose slowly (that is, foods with a low glycemic index). You’re also eating smaller portions more frequently. Some diabetics eat four or even six smaller meals each day. Or three regular meals and frequent snacks. You’re also making efforts to follow a consistent eating schedule, eating at the same times each day.
Start reducing or eliminating the amount of sugar and salt in a recipe. Learn to substitute with herbs, spices and other flavorings instead. Choose fresh or frozen (no salt added) over canned foods, which tend to be high in sodium and can be high in sugars also.
Today, there are a more sugar-free and salt-free ingredients like seasonings available. These tips will help you make your diabetic cooking easier, tastier and healthier while following the diabetic diet.
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