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Reasons to choose a healthier lifestyle

08/04/2014

Reasons to choose a healthier lifestyle

There are many reasons why you should opt to lead a healthy life. Not just for your own benefit, but for that of those around you. In today’s modern life, a combination of lack of time and processed foods are all too commonplace, making it ‘acceptable’ to take the easy road when it comes to your health. But at what cost?


The stats say it all - a recent UK Think Tank survey states that the number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980.




But it’s not too late to start leading a healthier lifestyle. By putting simple steps in place, you and your family can enjoy a long and healthy life together.


Top 5 reasons to choose a healthier lifestyle:


1. To be able to fight infections more easily.


By eating a healthy balanced diet your body is getting the full range of nutrients it needs to build a solid defence against harmful bacteria.


2. To have reduced body fat.


Eating a healthy balanced diet regularly throughout the day will mean your body is continually getting the right proportion of carbs, fats and protein. This in turn ensures your metabolism runs efficiently without the need to store fat – which can occur through dieting or missed meals – so your body fat levels remain normal.


3. To have more energy.


As a result of eating a balanced diet and maintaining normal body fat your energy levels will soar. Your body’s internal organs are being given the correct nutrients to function at an optimum level which in turn keeps you alert, active and energised.


4. To sleep better.


When your body remains active and alert throughout the day it will naturally need time to recharge at night, so you get a great night’s sleep!


5. To have reduced stress.


A combination of a balanced diet, eating regularly, reducing your body fat and having increased energy levels, will calm the body and mind to reduce stress.


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