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If you’re feeling lethargic and sick all the time, then you should reevaluate your overall lifestyle. A recent 2003 study shows, people who engage in unhealthy habits like smoking, lack of physical activity, lack of sleep, and having a poor quality diet are at risk for premature health decline and death.

A healthy lifestyle is usually associated with preventing diseases and providing enough energy. Living healthy is not all about exercise and a high-quality diet. The term “healthy living” means balancing both physical and mental being. Having a healthy lifestyle will add more years, which will increase your life’s longevity.

To improve the overall quality of your lifestyle, here are some tips:

  • Make sure to get adequate exercise. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes per week (75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity).
  • Be cognizant of what you put in your body; what you consume heavily influence your well-being. A poor diet that is high in fats and sugars can increase your risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, and expose you to various forms of cancer.
  • Learn how to manage your stress will benefit you in the long-run. Stress is known to cause many complications to your body like high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, etc. Improve your mental health by taking walks outside, getting adequate sleep (7-8 hours), meditate, or hang out with friends. Learning how to de-stress can improve your quality of sleep and brain functionality.