If you want to live longer and healthier, there are certain habits that can help make this a reality. By eating well and staying active, you can reduce your risk of developing many diseases and even prevent some from ever happening in the first place.
Eat a balanced diet
Eating a balanced diet is essential to living a long and healthy life. A balanced diet means eating a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You should also limit your intake of fat, sugar and salt–especially in processed foods like candy bars or potato chips that contain trans fats.
To achieve this goal:
- Eat smaller portions when you do eat at restaurants or fast food establishments. If you can’t control the size of your meals at home, try putting less food on your plate next time you’re cooking dinner so that you’ll be less likely to overeat later in the evening when no one else is watching how much they’re eating!
- Don’t skip meals; instead make sure they are all three balanced meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) plus snacks every day — if possible .
- Exercise is the best way to maintain your health and live longer.
- You don’t have to be an athlete or run marathons; any physical activity will help you live longer.
- Make sure you get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, but don’t overdo it! You could end up injuring yourself if you push yourself too hard on your first try.
- It’s also important that the activity doesn’t hurt–if something hurts when you do it, stop immediately and consult with a doctor before continuing with that particular exercise routine or sport.
Maintain a healthy weight and body mass index (BMI)
- The first thing to do is to maintain a healthy weight. You can