When most people decide that they want to “be healthy,” what they really mean is that they want to look good. Being truly healthy, however, is about much more than that. It’s about putting the right foods into your body, getting adequate exercise, and most of all, just taking good care of yourself and of your body. The good news is that if you follow all the steps to real good health, you’ll undoubtedly look great and feel better than ever. It’s just a matter of getting out there and doing it.
First of all, to be healthy, you can’t starve yourself, but you also can’t overeat. Most people are surprised at just how much they are allowed to eat when following a healthy diet. The trick is, however, to load up on good foods. Whole grain pastas and breads, leafy vegetables, lots of fresh fruit, and lean protein are all good choices. You’ll want to steer clear, however, of junk foods, foods that are high in fat, fried foods or foods cooked in a lot of oils, and anything processed or pre-packaged. Speaking to a nutritionist to create a healthy eating plan is always a good idea for those embarking on a new healthy eating lifestyle.
In addition to eating the right foods in the right amounts, you should also be getting adequate exercise. For most people, this means at least three thirty-minute workouts per week. The type of workout will depend on your personal fitness goals. You can consult with a doctor or a personal trainer about finding the workout for you.