3 KEYS TO LIVING HEALTHY AND TIPS ON STRESS MANAGEMENT

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LEARNING TO STAY HEALTHY

When it comes to our bodies, there is nothing more important then staying healthy and living a healthy lifestyle. With today's world and our current fast paced life, it is harder then ever to abide by the rules to a healthy living. When are current obligations, it is hard to even get a full nights rest. When it comes to living healthy, sleep, proper eating, and exercise are crucial. You only have one body and one chance to keep it healthy. Proper sleep, eating, and exercise are 3 necessary keys to a healthy living lifestyle. All three of them play vital roles in regards to staying healthy and living a healthy life. They all are very important. It is actually the perfect combination of all three activities that ensures a healthy living.

As you should already know, your health is very important. You should make every attempt that you can to try and stay healthy, especially in these three areas. An unhealthy lifestyle can lead to health complications in the future if they are not addressed at the early stages. In this article, we will go over these three key factors to healthy living and we will also give you tips on dieting and stress. Even though healthy living, exercise, and sleep plays vital roles in the status of your health, we will also learn about other contributors that effect our health and the way we live.

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SLEEPING

Sleep is a very importing function in our life, without it, the body would eventually shut down. Sleep is a crucial function of staying healthy and making sure the body is fully energized. Our body uses sleep to rest all our organs, nerves, and other body parts. When we sleep, our metabolism slows down, our heart slows down, and our body shuts down to rest. Our bodies need sleep to reboot our system per say. Everything in our body is living and all living things must have sleep in order to survive. Our bodies need proper sleep to fully function correct, which is something hard to do at this age and time in the world. It has become a fast paced world and many of us our lucky to get 6 hour sleep, 2 hours less then the beginning average of 8 hours of sleep a night. It may not sound like much, but it can quickly add up. Men and women that continue to sleep for less then 8 hours a night, your body does not rest properly, therefore it will not function as well the following day. If this becomes a habit, it can be very unhealthy and can cause problems later on.

Yes, it is recommended that we get between 8-10 hours of sleep per day. Many of us are lucky to get to that amount. As we get older, we tend to sleep less and less. On average, most of us get between 5 and 6 hours of sleep on any given night. When we don't get proper sleep, our bodies react in certain ways. You will begin to experience watery eyes, yawning, and body aches. In addition, you will feel sluggish, experience headaches, and feel like you have no energy. This is your body telling you that it needs sleep.

Lack of sleep can also lead to health issues, such as anxiety and depression. It can also increase your chances for diabetes. There are many ways to apply to your life to make sleeping easier to do. You want to make sure your room is dark, with little or no light available. Try not to think about stressful situations, such as a doctor visit or late bills. You should try to relax at all cost. Try to set a schedule so your natural body timing will know that it is time to sleep. Lastly, make sure your bed and bedroom is comfortable. This is where you sleep and you want it to be relaxing and comfortable. Lastly, make sure you get enough sleep.

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EXERCISE

Just like sleep, exercise is very important to a healthy living style of life. Exercise burns bad calories out of our body , it builds muscle, and gives the body energy. Proper exercise is crucial to our bodies performance. There are many different types of exercise, such as lifting weights, running, walking, or playing sports. You want to choose an exercise that will push a variety of locations all over the body.

Exercise is a crucial part to a healthy lifestyle. Exercise is vital to increase your overall strength, heal certain body parts, and stay healthy. You want to be in the best condition you can, especially when you are older. Exercise is what burns the bad calories and other components in your body such as fat. Exercise is crucial for weight loss in a healthy way. Exercise burns fat all over the body.

Exercise can also decrease the chances for certain decreases, such as heart disease. When used hand in hand with eating healthy habits, exercise can make you an overall healthy person. When you exercise, you burn fat. Bad toxins then enter the bloodstream and they will be released through sweat. It also can get read of dangerous cells such as cancer and other bad cells and diseases. Exercise also decreases your chances of getting type 2 diabetes because during exercise, the body releases natural insulin to the body.

Exercises such as swimming and running can help prevent cardiovascular disease. Exercise can also decrease your chances of depression, stress, sleep apnea, obesity, and high blood pressure. Nearly 20 percent of children are obese in the world. With all the new technological advancements in gaming and computers, children are more likely to not exercise. They continuously eat fast foot and they have the high risk of being obese before the age of 18. Not only is it important for adults to exercise, it is also important to teach our children about exercise.

There are many ways to exercise, such as walking, jogging, or running. Playing sports is a popular way to exercise. You can play football, basketball, tennis, baseball, hockey, and golf. Extreme sports can be a good way to exercise. Lifting weights is the best way to exercise your arms, stomach, legs, and other body parts. It is always important to stretch before you exercise to decrease your chances of tearing a muscle or straining a muscle.

Exercise is very important in your life, for both children and adults. Exercising can become difficult the older you get. If you can, you need to start right away so when you are older, it won't be as hard. Exercising makes you a healthier person overall. It will boost your basal-metabolic rate, which is the number of calories that are needed to stay alive.

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EATING HEALTHY

The hardest part of the three keys is eating healthy. We want to eat what we want when we want. Many of us pay no attention to the harmful items that we are putting in are body, such as salts, grease, and butter. It is not that hard at all to begin eating healthy. Sticking with your new healthy eating habits is the hardest part. Many people immediately quit eating junk food and they end up failing. You want to begin slow when you start changing your eating habits. This is where many people mess up. Begin by adding fruits, vegetables, and salads with your overall meals. Try to begin watching your portions. Many people eat healthy, but they eat to many portions of one item and that is not healthy.

Eating healthy is a very important step to a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to eating healthy, you have to eat smart. You don't have to follow strict diet plans or starve yourself. That is unhealthy. You don't even have to quit eating the foods you enjoy. Start by watching your portions and adding healthy foods. Don't rush and ease into the Situation. After you have allowed some time to pass, then begin adding more healthy foods to your diet. If you happen to slip and eat some chocolate mousse, make sure you add a few minutes of exercise. It is ok to eat sweet, but not everyday. Try to limit your junk food to once a week. Make sure you don't eat before you go to bed either. If you do, the food will stick to you. As you read above, your metabolism slows down when you are asleep. This is why many people can't loose weight. They eat a lot of junk right before they go to bed.

Eating healthy is very beneficial and important as well. Eating healthy decreases your chances for diabetes, cancers, and heart disease. There are many benefits also. Eating healthy actually makes you smarter. It increases your memory. It can also give you extra energy and it has been proven that it puts you in a better mood. You also need to drink water. Try drinking less soda and replace it with water. Water cleans your body out and removes toxins and bad waste. Many people don't even know that they could be dehydration from not drinking water. This can cause headaches, very low energy, and exhaustion.

Start bringing in healthy foods to your new diet. Fish and salmon are good for you. Apples, oatmeal, beans, blueberries, and yogurt are all good for you. You can research yourself online and find out what is healthy for you and apply it to your eating habits. It can be done and it can save your life. Eating healthy is very important.

MANAGING STRESS

How many of us have been stressed out? Yes, we all have. Stress can lead to serious complications such as a heart attack or depression. It is very important to know how to manage your stress levels when they rise. I wanted to give you some tips on how to control them.

  1. DON'T STRESS ABOUT WHAT CAN'T BE CHANGED- If you think about this, it covers many things. Look, if you are stressing about a situation that can't be changed, it serves no purpose. For example, your phone is getting cut off and you have no way to pay for it. Even though stress will be felt, what can you do about it? If you have tried everything that you can and it still is getting cut off, forget about it. We can't change the unchangeable. Point blank. Quit stressing out on what we can't change. It is what it is. Stress can cause chest pains, strokes, depressions, and many other things. If we can't do anything about the situation, quit stressing. It is unhealthy. It may be hard if it concerns something like a death, but it doesn't do any good to stress yourself. What is will be.
  2. COOLING DOWN- Maybe you have been in an argument of some type. Your best weapon is walking away and cooling off. Your brain reacts for only a few seconds to anger. The rest of the time it is caused by yourself. We all say things that we don't mean. It could be that situation this time. Walk away and cool off.
  3. WALKING- If you are stressed out, go for a walk. I walk and talk to God. You can always go and talk to him. The main point is to gather your composure and begin thinking clearly again. When we are stressed, we don't think clearly. Go enjoy nature and walk to get your mind off whatever is making your stressed out.
  4. TALKING TO SOMEONE- You may want to talk to someone about why you are dealing with stress. It does help to release are problems and have someone listen to us, even if it is only to vent. Being able to release this from our mind can be self soothing. It is always good to do this with a best friend or someone that understands what we are going through.
  5. LETTING GO- How many times have we put stress upon our self by not letting go or not controlling a certain situation? We all hold grudges, memories, and pain within ourselves. We have to learn how to let these things go. We all have stress and we probably always will. But if we can learn how to adapt to it and control it from effecting us, we will become healthier for it. You have to find your own special way of dealing with stress. We all are different and stress effects us all differently. Learn what works for you and apply it.

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Robin Anderson 5 years ago from United States

Excellent - Sleep, exercise, eat... I love all three - perfect! I can do that!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Robin. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

A good informative and useful Hub. I credit my little dog, Baby for helping me to relieve stress and to get exercise. This is good advice. I voted you UP.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Lover Man and I WALK all the time, just about every day as well as an Evening Stroll. You've made a lot of good Points with this Hub on Managing Stress, which is in all our daily lives...And of course eating the right foods and getting sleep is so important. Good Hub, it's got my VOTE!


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A great hub with plenty of information and good advice to stay healthy. Some great advice on minimising stress as well which is a must in todays busy lifestyles.

I am one of those people who need 8 hours or more of sleep. Otherwise I get terrible headaches.

Gets my vote too


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Mary, thanks for the comment. It is always great to have a support system, animals or humans. They say that a dog can add years on your life, so why not.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

b Malin, thanks again for coming by. See you get to walk with your love which gives you quality time and exercise, a win-win in my book. I thank you for your thoughtful comments. Best to you and your LOVER MAN. :)


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey Rosemay. I can't remember the last time I got 8 hours in. I have been so busy lately writing and working. I appreciate you sincere comments always Rosemay.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Thanks for the great ideas. I have to get more sleep. With everything on my mind lately sometimes I drift off at about 12 and I'm up already at 4. Excersize well I'm working on that. The one good thing is that I live in the suburbs far from the temptation of fast food.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hy there Gypsy. I am right with you. I hardly ever get any sleep. I find myself on the computer only 4-5 hours later after I have went to sleep. Fast food is a big no no for sure. Thanks.


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anjperez 5 years ago

done everything except exercise. instead, i sleep more (sloth)... darn. cant get my self to get into the habit. anyway, a good reminder. (,")


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow...this was cool and very inspiring. I believe that you practiced this in your life. I love your 3 keys to living healthy. Thanks to remind us to stay in the right line and doing such of good things for us. Good job and vote up!

Prasetio


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Great hub. I so agree with everything you've said here, and love the way you put it all together and explained how many diseases can be prevented or at least forstalled by following the lifestyle you put forth in this hub.

My favorite stress buster is walking, preferably at the beach or in a beautiful park. Like you, that is where I go to pray and talk to God.

Voted up across the board except for funny.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

If you do have trouble with stress cutting caffeine and replacing it with a big mug of ice cold water to calm a nervous stomach...keeping a journal or other types of writing can be calming,reading and listening to music you find inspirational...if all else fail,go snog(kiss) your girlfriend,lol.;)


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Anjperez, I sure wish I could sleep more. I feel you. I can never get into the routime of things. I like exercise for a week and then I am bored with it again. I thought it was interesting that exercise can increase your mood. I can vouch for that because I did feel better when I did.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Prasetio, thanks for coming by again. I am glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the vote. We can follow these three factors and live healthier.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

HBN, you captured the main points about this article. Thanks for reading and your votes. I believe many people don't realize that these terrible diseases can be avoided most of the time. Walking is a great way to exercise and avoid stress.


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justmesuzanne 5 years ago from Texas

Great info, well presented! Voted up and useful! :)


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DonnaCosmato 5 years ago from USA

Great advice; most individuals can benefit from slowing down and following the three basics you point out. My favorite thing I learned from this is that eating healthy makes you smarter. All those salads and carrots are bound to taste a little better if I just keep that in mind! Thank for sharing your insightful ideas. I voted this up and shared the link with my stressed out friends.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thank you very much Suzanne. I appreciate your vote and time. I am glad you thought it was worthy content. Have a great weekend and see you soon.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks for coming by Donna. You are absolutely right and that is a great way to look at it. Brain food will sharpen the mind and I am sure it has been proven to do so. I sure do hope your friends will find this beneficial and thanks for sharing, commenting, your time, and voting my dear. Have a great weekend.


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feenix 5 years ago

Hello, thelyricwriter,

Thank you very much for writing and publishing this useful, awesome and interesting hub. Although I take real good care of myself and work very hard to stay abreast of ways to have and maintain good health, this post was very educational for me. I learned a few things and was reminded of a few others.

Once again, thank you.


Sueswan 5 years ago

Excellent suggestions and tips on living healthy and on handling our stress.

The one I have to work on is sleep. I usually get about 6 hours sleep.

I walk to work most days so I get my exercise.

I lost weight by adding a couple of healthy snacks to my diet instead of eating a little then going a long time without eating and pigging out at dinner. I do not eat after 7 p.m. By eating this way I have been able to maintain my weight.

Have a great day.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Feenix, thank you so much for coming by and for your comment and time. It is always a success if we can learn but one new thing a day. Thanks for the vote and I will be by soon.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Sueswan, thanks for coming by my dear. I agree. Sleep would be my downfall as well. That is good and I am happy for you. Look atcha now! That is good. Little steps like that can go a long way.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

I like the eating part, dislike the exercise part, and the sleep part seems to be somewhat elusive, especially since I joined hub pages! This hub had alot of good information. I wish I got more sleep.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Homesteadbound my dear, how have you been? LOL:) You sound like me! I always see you talking in the feed so I know you don't sleep as much!:) I give you credit, I see you and Matthews the most. Same here. Ever since hubpages, my sleep has been cut in half. All that work:(


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Wow! A great, useful and informative piece. The three points outlined says it all. Health is wealth. Voted awesome, beautiful and useful. Cheers


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Ubanichijioke, thank you so much for your comment, votes, and time. Hope all is well friend. I shall pay you a visit soon. Take care:)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi TLW, very useful and interesting hub, I love walking and enjoy fruit and most definitely need 8 hours sleep, otherwise I just don't function at all!

Many thanks for sharing my friend and voting up!


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there MM. You are a great example of staying healthy. I think many of us don't realize how important these 3 subjects are. We avoid sleep when there is too much work to do. We also avoid meals cause we have no time, ect. Thanks for coming by.


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Wonderful, Excellent, Very Interesting and Educative.

Very nicely presented. Thank you for sharing.

Voted UP & Awesome.

Best Wishes,

Kamalesh


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey there Kamalesh. Thanks for your comment, time, and vote. I thank you for your feedback. Take care my friend.


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epigramman 4 years ago

thank you sincerely for this informative hub subject because I do suffer from high blood pressure but I take a pill a day and it is working very well but lately I have also been suffering from too much anxiety so now I take an anti-anxiety pill once a day and it seems to be working - first time in my entire life at 54 that I have ever taken pills - but I do not one sure fire remedy to cure my blues or worries and that is to just come here and pay a visit to one of my favorite world class hub friends and writers and to send you warm wishes and good energy and thank you for your support at lake erie time ontario canada 11:39am


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Wonderful hub. Great tips and written well.

Voted up, useful and interesting.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

*Epi, thanks for taking the time to drop by. I am glad you found it useful Epi. It is never to late to change your life for the better, never. Epi, your one of a kind dear friend. Wishing that same energy back to you:)

*Rajan, thanks for taking the time to drop by. Appreciate your support and I am glad you found this article useful. Best wishes.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

We all suffer from stress at some time in our lives. This is a great hub with so much common sense and advice. Thank you.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

A great hub about the most important constellation of factors in the reduction of sleep!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

*Acaetnna, thanks for dropping by. We truly do. We all face stress and are similar in many ways. Stress can harm you. Thanks:)

*Audrey, thanks for the comment. Thanks for the praise dear friend. Sleep is important. The body has to properly rest.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Came back to reread--just an excellent hub!


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SommerDalton 4 years ago

Well said and very informative! Voted up plus 2!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

What a wonderful hub and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Your advice is spot on. Your hub is wonderfully made. Thank you for the good read!


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Audrey

Sommer

Eddy

James

Thanks for the great comments. I appreciate your time, votes, shares, and everything in between. Hope you all have a great night and thanks again.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Wonderful tips, Lyric writer. Spot on advice, as James said!! We need to make up our minds to do these things! Thanks for this, which I share.


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RichieMogwai 4 years ago from Vancouver

Excellent article! It's a nice reminder to get enough exercise and eat the right kinds of foods. I have no problem with getting enough sleep, but your article just made me realize how I am missing out on exercise.


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epigramman 4 years ago

I just come back to re-read this invaluable hub presentation as I think sometimes stress, anxiety and situational depression gets ahold of me and won't let me go - there is much information here courtesy of your research to digest and it's good to come back and use it as a reference guide - sending warm wishes and good thoughts your way from lake erie time ontario canada 3:38pm


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curious dreamer 3 years ago from India

informative hub.......

voted up...........


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girishpuri 3 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Very useful hub, good suggestions for sound health, and this is true, health is wealth, thanks for this wonderful hub, God bless.

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