What is healthy living? The World Health Organisation defines a healthy lifestyle as:
A way of living that lowers the risk of being seriously ill or dying early.
A way of living that helps you enjoy more aspects of your life now and into the future
A way of living that helps your whole family. When a healthy lifestyle is adopted, a positive role model is provided for other people in the family, particularly children.
We live in a time where half of all Australians aged between 45 and 64 have one or more chronic diseases. Most chronic diseases are preventable, as they’re linked to poor diet and lifestyle choices. Makes sense, then, that adopting a healthy lifestyle can improve your health in order to live healthier, longer lives.
Health is not just about avoiding disease. It is also about physical, mental and social well-being.
The components of healthy living are:
Eating a healthy, nutrient dense diet
Participating in physical activity and exercise
Getting enough sleep daily
Avoiding tobacco use, excess alcohol consumption and high-risk behaviours.
Enjoy Healthy Living can help you with adopting a healthy diet as part of an overall healthy lifestyle.