Do you know how to have a healthy lifestyle? There’s no question that living a healthier life has many benefits. Over the years doctors and researchers have found an abundance of information to support the theory that the type of life-style you live will play a significant role in the type of health you will have. A healthy life-style supports good health and longevity, while poor life-style habits portend to illness and an increased risk of illness-related death at a younger age.

Create a healthy life-style

It’s no secret that a healthy diet and exercise are two of the biggest factors in creating a healthy life-style. Although these are two very important keys, there are many other things you can do to create a healthy balance in your quest for a healthy life-style.

Beyond eating right and incorporating plenty of exercise into your daily routine, do you know what else you can change to have a healthy life-style? Here are some additional changes you can make to create a healthier, happier and more balanced life.


Good SleepHow many hours of sleep do you get at night? During sleep is when your body does its best repair work after a long day of hard work and play. Your brain winds-down, your cells rejuvenate and your muscles heal from the stress and strain of the daily grind.

In order for your body to make the most of its downtime, you should routinely get 7-8 hours of sleep each night. A regular, ample 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep is an important element of a healthy life-style.

Stay active

Staying active is different than a daily exercise routine. While exercise is geared toward toning and strengthening your body, from your heart and lungs to your arms and legs, staying active strengthens your mind, soul and spirit. It keeps you young and fit on the inside.

Research has shown that those who tend to keep to themselves – inactive and non-participators in life, are the ones who are at greater risk of developing depression and other mental instabilities, as well as physical ailments. Keeping active and participating in church, school, hobbies, friends or a sport keeps you vital and happy. Your life will be richer and more fulfilling when you lead an active and healthy life-style.

Reduce stress

Stress is hard to get away from. Most of us face stress on a daily basis from work, kids, financial issues, health and everything in between. No matter where you turn, it seems like there is always something on the horizon just waiting to pounce and send your blood pressure through the roof. You know the scenarios: You’re already running late to work – and your tire blows. Or, you desperately need new breaks on your car, but now the furnace has gone out.

Regular meditation, Yoga, stretching, deep breathing exercises even regular massages are ways to help you reduce stress. When you’re stressed your body takes a hit inside and out from muscles tension to a weakened immune system,

Learning how to have a healthy life-style is the first step in creating one. The changes you make in your daily routine to healthier choices will create a happier more balanced and healthier, you.