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Factors to Consider in Order to Live a Healthy-Balanced Life

Updated on September 26, 2014

In order to live a fulfilling or successful life in terms of living a healthy life both physically and mentally, it is imperative to know the factors that contribute to living such a healthy-balanced life in the above areas.

Looking at the world today, it is easy to note a lot of people are stressed day-in-and-day-out that life turns out to be a one-big joke. The hassles of day-to-day living, trying to make ends meet, trying to keep a relationship stable, stress at the workplace and others awaiting at home, it is hard to live a balanced-life.

So, how can a person be able to live a healthy-balanced life with the pressures of daily living and still be able to 'keep' his/her sanity intact, or simply, live a balanced life which involves being healthy emotionally and physically? Learning the factors that contribute to living a balanced-life is the way forward.

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Two girls exercising | Source

Drinking beer and smoking won't help. They will not reduce stress neither will they help a person to clearly solve the problem at hand. They make situations worse because after drinking or smoking, the problem will still be there. Even taking pills to relive stress will not help in the long-run. There are natural ways one can make use of in order to live a balanced-life.

"Experts agree that a balanced life is an important part of well-being," states Everyday Health. "Although it is hard to come up with an exact definition of what well-being is, you can think of it as feeling good about your physical and emotional health."

The following are some of the factors to consider in order to live a healthy-balanced life.


This may seem as something odd but looking at the world today, it is clear majority of people are suffering physically as a result of lack of regular exercise. It does not help when a person continually takes pills in replacement of physical exercise.

The healthy benefits of exercise as studies have shown are among others: lowering or reducing the risk of having high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, back pain, obesity and osteoporosis. Also, exercise improves mood and aids a person to better manage stress.

"There are no shortcuts to a healthy lifestyle without exercise. It strengthens the body and can help to clear the mind. Above all, it's enjoyable and entirely portable, so there's no reason not to get involved."

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Grilled Triggerfish | Source

Balanced Diet/Eating Healthy Food

In this age, a lot of people go for canned or junky food which to say the least is not good. It is imperative to minimize the consumption of junk and canned food. Some of the modern diseases have been as a result of living a lifestyle of consuming these kinds of food.

Eating healthy food and observing a balanced diet does help a lot not only physically but also emotionally not forgetting fruits and drinking plenty of water.

"A nutritious, well balanced diet - along with physical activity and refraining from smoking - is the foundation of good health," states SFGate. "Healthy eating includes consuming high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water in the foods you take in while minimizing processed foods, saturated fats and alcohol. Eating in this manner helps you maintain your body’s everyday functions, promotes optimal body weight and can assist in disease prevention."

Smile and Laughter

This is another odd factor to brush away as of no importance. Smile and laugh?

One will be surprised to learn how a simple smile or a little laughter goes a long way to serving as a healthy benefit to the body - physically and mentally. It is no wonder laughter has been termed as the best medicine.

There are numerous benefits of laughter. They include: releasing stress, boosting immune system, making a person feel good about him/herself, protecting the heart, easing the tension and helps a person to have a clear-perspective of the problem at hand, thereby being able to deal with it in a clear-sober manner. The mind will not be clouded.

Reading and Learning

There is so much to learn in this age that it turns out to be a sad thing when a person dies having gained little knowledge. This is because there are healthy benefits that results from reading.

It is good to learn many things as it helps one to appreciate the life he/she lives, how to live a balanced life, appreciate different cultures and races, the nature and everything there is to learn in this world.

Also, from reading a person learns a lot of things which will be beneficial, for example, learning how to manage stress.

People learn even at old age because there is no end to learning. Reading novels and short stories help in engaging the brain which is really helpful in exercising the brain. Also, reading helps in reducing the level of stress and by the end of reading, a person will be at a good position to deal with the problem in a clear-perspective way.

Lauren Gelman and Jessica Cassity note, "A love of reading can protect your brain from Alzheimer's disease, slash stress levels, encourage positive thinking, and fortify friendships."

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Reading in Erie Park | Source

Be Yourself

Stop being a copyright. Stop imitating other people. Every person is unique. Be so. The only thing required is to change bad behaviors into good ones. Deal with the areas you are weak. Do not despise yourself you are not handsome or beautiful or sh
or or tall. Stop coveting. Every person is unique and able to do the impossible as long as one believes or have faith it is so. Fulfill your dreams by believing in yourself that you can make it.

"Self-belief is important not only for developing confidence but also for achieving success. If you believe in yourself, no one can ever stop you from reaching your goals."


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      JP Carlos 3 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      It is important to have a balanced life. Every Aspect of your life is important.