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Being healthy is not just about what you eat, even though that is a big portion. Being healthy is about how you treat your body, meaning what you put into it, and the type of things you put your body through. Most people think being healthy is an expensive and difficult lifestyle. It is really not much different or much more expensive than the way that most people live now. People are just reluctant to make changes in their lives. So these are merely excuses that hold people back from leading healthy lives.

One thing that can be done to lead a healthier life style is to change the way you eat. Everyone should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and healthy oils and fats. Some people think fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats are more expensive. Sometimes this may be true, but most of the time, you pay for what you get. So if you buy cheap food, with no nutritional value, then it is usually not healthy. If you spend the little extra on your meats, vegetables, and fruits, then in the long run you are doing yourself a favor. Also at many local farmer’s markets you can get fruits and vegetables for a much more discounted price and usually you know your products are pure and natural because they came from a farmer in your community. Another thing you can do to eat healthier is buy from a local butcher. You usually get a better deal if you buy a big portion of an animal and if it’s a local butcher. Then you can know that it is not from a major meatpacking company. This proves that not all healthy food is more expensive.

Another component to being healthy is exercise. It takes exercise to maintain a healthy body. You should exercise daily, even if it is just for an hour. Exercising keeps the body in shape and youthful. People who exercise also have good strength and are able to perform physical activity for a good amount of time.

Exercise is also proven to produce endorphins that make you feel better. Some people claim they are too busy to exercise, but there are some simple ways that exercise can be incorporated into a busy life. Some examples are going on walks, pushing children in a stroller, doing pushups and sit ups at home, and stretching. Exercising can be fun if you make it, but anyone can do it without a gym membership.

Being healthy is also about the choices you make. If you put drugs and alcohol into your body on a regular basis then you are abusing your body. Alcohol is full of empty calories that cause weight gain. This is not a healthy choice. Your body works very hard to keep you healthy so you should not do things that work against your body.

Another thing anyone can do to maintain a healthy style is take multivitamins. Some people have to take multi vitamin supplement because they are deficient in certain things, but some people take them just to stay ahead and make sure their body is getting the essential vitamins and minerals that they need.

Having a healthy lifestyle is what you make it. It is not as hard and expensive as people say. It is just people having to change habits and get used to eating healthier. Eating healthy, taking vitamin supplements, and exercising are all part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.



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