Eat healthy fats in moderation. Poly-unsaturated, mono-unsaturated and omega-3 fats are all good lifestyle choices.These good fats lower your LDL cholesterol and raise your HDL cholesterol, which correlates with decreased risk for heart disease.
Select foods that are low in both sugar and highly refined carbohydrates.Minimize your consumption of sweets, soft drinks, sugary fruit juices and white bread. Choose whole fruits, freshly-squeezed juices and whole grain bread instead.
- Eat fruits and vegetables for their high vitamin and mineral content.
- Choose lean meat, beans and tofu for their protein content.
- Enjoy whole grains such as whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, brown rice and quinoa.
- Eat low-fat dairy products. Skim milk and reduced fat cheeses will reduce your fat intake while ensuring that you receive enough calcium.
- Take a multivitamin to ensure that you are taking in adequate vitamins and minerals.
- Frequent and routine exercise everyday will boost your immune system. Also, exercise helps to prevent “diseases of affluence” such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. Remember that your physical health can also affect your mental wellness. Physical activity also improves your mental outlook and may prevent anxiety and depression.
- Explore information from positive psychology and sustainable happiness. Happy people tend to seek out and act on health information so paying attention to your happiness and well-being can help you to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
- Incorporate organic foods. Shop at a natural food store or buy food from your local farmer's market.