Benefits Of A Healthy Lifestyle
We all know that we should be eating a healthy nutritious diet, and getting regular exercise. But, have you ever stopped to wonder why this is beneficial for us? Let’s take a look at the five main benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
1. Weight Management
One of the main benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, is weight management. Following a calorie controlled healthy diet ensures that our bodies are fueled with the correct vitamins, nutrients and minerals that keep it working at optimal levels. Getting regular daily exercise also ensures that we do not gain excess weight, and helps our bodies to stay fit and strong.
2. Improved Mood
Living a healthy lifestyle helps to significantly improve our mood, relieve feelings of stress, and stabilises mood swings.
If you exercise on a regular basis, you will notice that you feel more calm and relaxed. This is because your body releases endorphins when you exercise. Endorphins are chemicals produced within the brain, and are great for your improving your mood because they make you feel happier, and more relaxed.
Exercise is particularly beneficial for those suffering from anxiety or depression. This is because the endorphins help to calm the mind, and improve the individuals mood. The endorphins released within the brain help to lift feelings of negativity, improve a person’s sense of well-being. Scientists have proven that regular exercise is just as effective as a course of antidepressants, without the unwanted side effects that tablets can cause.
Eating healthy food also improves our mood because our bodies feel less sluggish. Instead, the body is fueled with all the nutrients it needs, to work at an optimal level. Consuming a less healthy, highly processed diet can often lead to weight gain, which lowers a person’s mood.
3. Energy Boost
Have you noticed how lethargic and sluggish you feel after eating highly processed food? This occurs because our bodies have to work harder to breakdown the unhealthy food. Highly processed food is often high in calories and fat, which can lead to weight gain. This type of food offers no nutritional benefit to our bodies, and often leads to a lack of energy.
There are many benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and energy boosts are one such bonus. Eating healthy nutritious food, and getting regular exercise can help improve sleep quality, which in turn reduces feelings of tiredness, and stabilises your mood! If you get regular exercise, you will also be strengthening your cardiovascular system. You will likely feel stronger and fitter, and experience more energy to complete your daily activities.
4. Stronger Immune System
If you love feeling fit and healthy, then make sure you get regular exercise and follow a healthy diet. Living a healthy lifestyle can do wonders for your immune system, making it stronger and more resilient to common bugs and illnesses.
Strengthen your immune system by following a healthy diet rich in nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fruits.
I follow a really healthy lifestyle, but every so often a little bug sneaks into my system. One natural remedy I swear by are my magical echinacea herbal remedy tablets. Whenever I start to feel slightly ‘off’, I reach for this easy to swallow tablet, and within a day my symptoms have subsided. It’s like some kind of get quick miracle, every single time! Here’s a link to the exact tablets I buy at Amazon. I couldn’t recommend them more highly. If you have young kids bringing school germs into your home on a daily basis, you need these tablets, like your body needs water to survive!
5. Skin Health
If you want to live a healthy lifestyle, then start by making sure you drink 6-8 glasses of water a day. Water is key to keeping your body hydrated, and healthy. A hydrated body, is a happy body. Your skin is the largest organ on your body (source). If you adequately hydrate your body, you will see an improvement in skin quality, under eye dark circles, and a reduction in fine lines.
Take a look at my KGS health fad challenge, where I ‘drank 3 litres of water a day, for 30 days‘. The results were simply amazing, and truly unexpected! It started as a kind of bet to myself, but by the end I was a true convert to ensuring I drunk enough water to hydrate my body each day.
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Hi, I’m Katrina!
I created KGS Health and Fitness to empower men and women to be the best version of themselves that they can be. Everyone has a health and fitness dream, whether big or small. My mission is to help you guys achieve those goals, and empower you to succeed in life. I’m not going to tell you what you should be doing, because ultimately that’s up to you. You control your own destiny!
What I will be doing, is supporting you via constantly adding more yummy healthy living recipes, to the KGS Recipe Page. I’ve also created a great KGS Home Workout Page for you to check out, and get those calories burning like wild!
I’m a strong believer that just a few small changes to your daily life can have a massive impact on your overall health and wellbeing. Small changes can be integrated into your life gradually, and eventually become “healthy habits”.
Click here to check out the KGS Health and Fitness Shop. It’s packed full of useful home equipment that we use in our fitness videos. I’ve also added links to the cooking utensils I use to make our super healthy eating recipes.
Start your healthy living lifestyle today!