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Why Healthy Habits Matter

By Sara Butler

It's common knowledge that healthy habits such as exercising and eating right are good for you. But it's not as if healthy habits just happen -- they often take a lot of hard work to create on your part. So why go to the all the trouble? If you need some motivation to change a few of your habits and make them healthier, here are a few reasons why healthy habits should matter to you.

They Help You Maintain

The battle of the bulge is a fight many people struggle to win. Exercise and eating well are your two biggest weapons in the war. Quite simply, healthy habits help you to maintain a healthy weight.

According to the Mayo Clinic, it is essential to be physically active to reach and maintain a healthy weight. That translates to at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercises, such as walking or cycling, per week. Even if you're already a healthy weight, exercise is a healthy habit that will keep you healthy as you get older.

They Improve Mood

Healthy habits, when practiced regularly, just help you feel good. When you do right by your body, then your mind reaps the benefits through the production of feel-good hormones that bathe your brain, leaving you more relaxed and happier. Plus, healthy habits help you to look better, and when you look better you feel better too.

They Fight Against Disease

One thing everyone struggles against as they get older is a chronic disease. Healthy habits can help to combat chronic conditions such as stroke, high blood pressure, and stroke. If you care for yourself the right way, you can keep factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol under control and in a safe range. This helps to keep your cardiovascular system healthy and decreases your risk for the disease.

Regular exercise combined with healthy habits can help you manage a variety of chronic health conditions such as:

  • Depression
  • Some types of cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis

Make sure you see your chiropractor regularly to help you keep your joints healthy so you can continue your healthy habits!

They Boost Energy

Everyone has felt lethargic after eating too much, especially if you binge on food that isn't very healthy. A balanced diet helps your body to get all it needs to help keep you energized and ready to tackle the day.

Your healthy diet needs to include:

  • Lean protein
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dairy
  • Whole grains

Healthy habits are the best way to ensure lasting health and wellness!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gahanna, Ohio.

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