Changing Your Habits for Better Healthy Living – Easy Techniques
Important Habit That You Must Change For Better Healthy Life
We never realise that even just little modification in the way we do things can have long term health benefits like good control of blood pressure, reduced chances of diabetes, delayed ageing and more years to your life.
Scientific research done by reputed institutes have proved that slight modification in the way we eat, our activity, sleep can bring long term health benefits.
This study was conducted on a large group of volunteers, which lasted over two years.
The volunteers were divided in two groups, one was asked to continue the life style they were leading, others were suggested some modification.
Those volunteers who suffered from any disease like blood pressure or diabetes were asked to continue the treatment.
Volunteers were asked once a week for physical check up and once in three months blood test for cholesterol, sugar etc was done.
Volunteers who were asked to do modification in their life style were very minor modifications, like eat 12-20% less than what they have been eating, walk for just 20-30 minutes four times a week, if they had alcohol they were asked to cut it down by about 20% of their weekly consumption and sleep for at least 7 hours every night.
After two years when all statistics were put together and analysed, surprising results were found, it was proved that just cutting down about 12 -15% of daily food intake, moderated reduction in alcohol intake and doing moderate exercise four to five days a week can do wonders.
The volunteers in the modified life style group had lost weight, they were feeling happier and healthier, their work performance had improved, cholesterol results were low, BP was lower, sugars were better controlled.
We can understand from this study that even small changes in our life style can bring BIG benefits to our health.
So, it is not very difficult to be in good health, just change little things and you will remain healthy and happy for life time.
Contemplation: Are you thinking of making changes?
Making the leap from thinking about change to taking plan can be hard and may take time. Asking yourself about the benefits and things that get in the way of changing your habits may be helpful. How would life be better nd healthy if you made some changes?
Think about how the benefits of healthy eating or daily physical activity might relate to your overall health. For example, suppose your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is a bit high and you have a parent, brother, or sister who has type 2 diabetes. This means you also may develop type 2 diabetes. You may find that it is easier to be physically active and eat healthy knowing that it may help control blood glucose and protect you from a serious disease.
You may learn more about the benefits of changing your eating and physical activity habits from a health care professional. This knowledge may help you take action.
Look at the lists of pros and cons below. Find the items you believe are true for you. Think about factors that are important to you.