Living healthy means a longer life, a positive mind, and you’ll look better. Not only your body is healthy but emotionally as well. You’ll be able to handle and cope with stress well and you’ll be more protected against illness and diseases.

So where do you start to achieve a healthy life? It could be overwhelming at first when planning that leads to many people giving up easily when they haven’t even started yet. In reality, living healthy is not that hard but rather simple. It’s no doubt that it will require discipline but if you’re really determined, nothing will be impossible in getting that healthy life you want.

Plan a healthy meal plan
The saying “You are what you eat” fully applies here. Don’t take it literally that if you eat a potato, you are a potato. It means that if you eat healthy food, your body will be healthy too. If you eat junk food and unhealthily, don’t be surprised if your body looked like junk and closed to illness.

Eat regularly and always remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Plan your diet well that best suit your body. Include fruits and vegetables in your meal because they have the important nutrient the body needs.

It’s also important to know about protein, carbohydrates, calories, fats, and fibers. The most common misconception is about fat being bad for your body that people tend to avoid fat completely when the truth is, it’s also an essential nutrient.

Exercise
The body is designed to move more than sitting on the couch consuming potato chips while watching a series with dragons and swords. It’s time to burn some calories and sweat out the unwanted fats.

A healthy diet plan works great with exercise. It helps you to give you more fuel on your pre-workout and heal your muscles on post-workout if done correctly.

Remember to know your limits because it’s not healthy exercising strenuously. It’s good to exercise beyond your limit but there’s always a difference when you know you’re about to pass out while exercising that could even risk you to injuries.

Sleep
After a nice long workout and a healthy meal, it’s time for a good night sleep. It’s important for your body to rest for at least 8 hours a night. It helps you to recover your body and regenerate your energy. And who doesn’t want to sleep after a long hard day? Nothing feels better than falling asleep drifting off in a world where nothing is impossible in the softness of your bed.

Sleep is the key to have a healthy life. A study shows that having less than 8 hours of sleep can increase your risk of serious conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and even death.

Knowing this, you’ll be thanking your mom that she makes you sleep during the afternoon when you don’t. Now that you have taken it for granted, you’ll be wishing that you still have those afternoon naps today you’re older.