To have a healthy life style this will lead to live longer with having quality of life (QOL). Making few changes or adjustment in your life style, this will lead to enjoy life.
Healthy life style
Follow recommended guidelines for healthy life style, this will have great benefits in short term and long term in individual’s life. For long term healthy and quality life, you need to follow the following guidelines:
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Regular physical activity at least five time a week and of 40 minutes each day. This may comprise of aerobic (cardiac) exercise and work out. Waling is the best physical activity.
- Focus on maintaining healthy weight as per guideline and BMI.
- Drink daily 6-8 glasses of water, which should be clean and safe.
- Have a sound sleep of 7-8 hours within 24 hours.
- Keep in check of your basic two parameter i.e. blood pressure and blood sugar level
The above mention points of healthy life style if followed, this will increase the life span of the individual. Also, will reduce the risk of disease such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, heartburn, cancer, osteoporosis and obesity.
Maintain healthy body weight
Maintain healthy body weight, which means a body mass index (BMI) have a ratio of height to weight that measures body mass of less than 25. For calculation of your body weight please use BMI calculator which is freely available on the internet
As per recent study in which they have found, if you have any of these bad habit and behaviors, this will hamper the healthy life style. These bad habit factors are listed below:
- Sedentary life style means inactive life and not exercising regularly
- Not eating daily sufficient quantity of fruits and vegetables
- Consumption of excessive alcohol
If having any of the four above mentioned unhealthy habits or if it is combination of these, which may affect the health of individual and reduce life by average of 12 years. Which means go to grave earlier.
For Healthy life comply with following:
- If you are smoker than quit smoking immediately
- Watch your weight
- Eat healthy, nutritious and balance diet.
- Go for regular checkup at least once a year.
- Go also for recommended cancer screening for either sex.
- Regular daily exercise and work out
- Take care of your back.
- Avoid excessive drinking.
- Refrain from fizzy or energy drink.
Advantage of being a healthy person
The healthy person likely to protect or contest against disease and provides immunity.
Healthy living helps in preventing from various health problem such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and stroke. If individual follows the recommended guidelines as mentioned above. than we will be able to manage our blood pressure in normal range (120/80mmHg) and cholesterol level with in normal limit. Manage if a person have diabetes it helps to maintain blood sugar level within recommended limits. This will overall result in reducing of the risk of cardiovascular disease, less chances of stroke and kidney failure in long term basis. This will also protect our eyes which may be effected due to high blood pressure or fluctuating hypertension and also in uncontrol diabetes.
Researchers at John Hopkin Hospital at Baltimore, USA found that individual person who follow and work on healthy guidelines can reduce the risk of disease considerably and appreciably.
Individual should commit to themselves to follow propose smart steps for Quality Of Life (QOL) and live longer.
Trends of E-Cigarette
During recent era, the trend for smoking E-Cigarette (also refer as electronic cigarette) has become very popular especially among those who are willing to quit smoking or among young generation. It has also been observed either they start combination of smoking which means using more E-Cigarette and reduces tobacco cigarette consumption per day.
E-Cigarette apparatus provides a mist or steam of nicotine, other chemicals and flavoring agents which are inhaled and exhaled as observe in case if smoking tobacco cigarettes. Still the ratio of risk and the health outcome is under evaluation by researchers. In the initial research finding or studies, it is reported in short term they produce similar changes as observed in case of traditional cigarette.
In one of the FDA study, it is observed cancer causing substance present in half of E-Cigarette samples. They tested. Impurities which has been found in many of the sample tested. In very few samples, toxic material was also found. The overall conclusion and expert Lang says that E-Cigarette usage must be discourage. We all need to promote actively. No smoking either E or Traditional tobacco cigarette
No smoking means simply ‘Do-not smoke’
Enjoy quality of life and live longer is to adopt above proposed six points for healthy life style. The most crucial problematic factor rated bad habit of Smoking.
Haitham Ahmed MD a consultant cardiologist at John Hopkin Hospital Baltimore US states smoking affects first two vital organs that is Lungs and heart (coronary arteries).
On later stages of life smoking effects other, vital organs. With smoking risk of cancer and stroke also increases. Watch your weight means maintain Healthy body weight.
For managing healthy recommended body weight, we need to maintain a Body Mass Index which is commonly refer as BMI. This is ratio to height and weight which provides and measure body mass – less than 25.
Avoid to being listed as overweight and at all cost work to reduce body weight. If not taken care may lead towards obesity.
The obesity and smoking are two killer and lethal for individual life.
Article written by Mahmood Hussain for Baby First Pakistan