How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle does not mean chomping on green veggies and running marathons every day of the week. On the contrary, you can enjoy a really healthy lifestyle by simply making a few easy but important life-changing choices. Some of them include the following:

Junk Food Is Out, Clean Eating Is In

This does not mean that you have to bid farewell to your favorite hamburger and shakes forever. You can enjoy the ‘good things’ in life, but only in moderation. For example, you can have a properly demarcated cheat day every week to hog to your heart’s content. You can put it on your wall calendar and look forward to it. The anticipation will make the whole experience more savory than ever before.

As for the rest of the week, you can maintain a low processed food and low carb diet so that your body gets all the essential nutrients but without imbibing any unnecessary empty calories.

Avoid Empty Calories as Much as Possible

Empty calories can include all kinds of processed desserts, soft drinks, and the like. Basically, the term denotes all those calories that increase your caloric intake without satiating your hunger or providing any nutritional value. For example, a 300 ml soft drink may have around 300 calories. However, they will not fill you up and you will need to eat a complete meal to curb your hunger pangs.

Even if you eat carefully, you will still end up with a 1000 calorie intake. Repeat this three times a day every day of the week and ‘Houston we have a problem!’

Avoid All Kinds of Liqueur

The problem with alcoholic beverages is that not only do they come with a surfeit of calories, but at the same time, they can make you feel really hungry. This leads to binge eating after a heady ‘binge drinking’ session.  Apart from consuming all that junk food (drinking retards your better judgment as well), it will also lead to dilation in your blood vessels. This, in turn, will increase your blood pressure and you will end up being at greater risk of a suffering a stroke.


The tremendous health benefits of exercise can never be underestimated. As a matter of fact, even light exercise, such as taking the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator or taking a brisk walk every day can go a long way towards maintaining a really healthy lifestyle.


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle has a lot to do with common sense and a bit of moderation. And it is very important that you continue to follow these tips if you are interested in remaining fit and healthy for a long time. Remember, you get only one chance at life so make sure you take good care of your body and enjoy your life to the fullest. Adopt these practices today as the first step towards a better, healthy, and happy life!