Is It Possible To Have A Healthy Lifestyle In The Modern World?

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Many of our ancestors lived in a time when it was much easier for them to have a healthy lifestyle as they were not surrounded by as much junk food or bad food. Many could make better lifestyle and food choices than we do today.

It is possible to have a healthy lifestyle in the modern world, but it will be a choice that needs to be made. Having a healthy lifestyle is a choice in today’s world. We can choose to exercise more, eat better, get more sleep and move more. Those are all choices we can each make.

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Living A Healthy Lifestyle In The Modern World Is A Choice

For each of us, especially if we live in a fast-paced world where we spend hours at a time at our desks without moving, living a healthy lifestyle in this modern world is simply a choice. We can choose to exercise, eat right, and find ways to destress our lives.

It may seem simple, but it is not always easy to make the right choices for a healthy lifestyle. For most of us, it is a choice to make the right decision in life to do all we can to ensure we keep and maintain our health.

I love this quote by the author Anne Wilson Schaef:

“Good health is not something we can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.”

Anne Wilson Schaef

I love how she says that health is not something we can buy. You can be very wealthy and have poor health or be very poor and have good health. Health and taking care of your health is something that has little to do with money but more with the choices you decide to make.

8 Basic Things You Can Do To Have A Healthy Lifestyle In This Modern World

We can do everything to survive to have a more healthy lifestyle in this modern and fast-paced world that we live in. As most of us are under stress or are living a fast-paced lifestyle, we need to choose to have a healthy lifestyle.

Here are eight basic things we can all do to have a healthy lifestyle in today’s modern world.

Get Moving – Exercise Daily

Exercise Daily

We all have a choice to decide whether we will get moving and exercise or not. We can all decide to walk and exercise more.

I will be the first to admit that walking is not my favorite exercise; I suffer from bad knees, but I also know that it is something I need to do every day.

I have chosen to get out and get moving every day and to ensure that one of those exercises I do includes walking.

Eat Mainly Homemade Food And Not Junk Or Processed Foods

In the western world, we are surrounded by junk and processed food. It is much harder for us to eat fresh foods, so we often depend on the processed or prepackaged foods we are eating.

It can take time to cut up fresh vegetables and cook our meat fresh instead of opening up a package and sticking it in the microwave. But by eating mainly fresh food and not junk or processed foods, we ensure that our bodies get all the nutrients they need.

Eat More Fresh Fruits And Vegetables

Learn to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. I always prefer the fresh version of the vegetables or fruit to the canned or frozen version.

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is part of also eating more homemade foods; it will take time to cut up those fresh fruits and vegetables, but in the long run, the food will taste better, fresher, and healthier.

That is a win-win situation for everyone.

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Avoid Eating Heavy Foods At Night

I try never to eat after 7 pm and rarely eat anything after 9 pm. Eating a heavy meal stays in your stomach all night, and you have no time to exercise it off.

Try to eat your main meal earlier in the day. I like to eat my main meal at lunch or at the latest, about 4:30 pm. I think that not only do I feel better, but I also sleep better on a semi-empty instead of a full stomach.

Learn To Go Without Food

We live in a world where we are constantly eating or snacking. Some of us will have snacks on our desks, so we spend the days mindlessly snacking and really have no idea what and how much we eat.

Try to learn to skip meals and not eat in between meals. Our bodies are not made to try to digest our food constantly.

Get To Bed Early

I have found that if I can get to bed early, I feel so much better the next day. Getting to bed early helps me to be able to do a few things:

  • Sleep Better – When I get to bed early I sleep better at night.
  • Feel Better The Next Day – Getting up early feels good and helps me feel good throughout the day.
  • Get In My Exercise – If I get to bed early and get up early, I also get in my exercise. For me and my lifestyle, I have found that if I do not get my exercise in early during the day, many times, it just does not happen.
  • Gives Me Added Clarity – I find that getting up early helps give me added clarity throughout the day.

Get Out And Move More

In the modern world, it can be easy to spend our days in a chair or at a desk and not move as much as we should. We may find that in a day, we are doing very few steps or not moving as much as we should.

Moving and getting up to move is also a choice. We can decide to sit down and watch tv, or we can choose to go out for a walk. We can decide to take the stairs instead of the elevator, or we can wait for the elevator to come.

All these are also a choice. We can make a decision that we will move more and sit less. Even at our desks, we choose to get up more and move every hour. Do a few squats beside our desk each hour or walk while we are making a call.

We can park at the end of a parking lot and walk further, or we can decide to take our dog out on a longer walk than usual.

Drink More Water

Most of us do not drink enough water. We drink soda, juices, coffee, tea, or sports drink but not enough water. Our bodies are made to work with water.

The US National Academies of Science has determined that an average man or woman needs to have the following amounts of water:

“The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is: About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men. About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women.”

Mayo Clinic

No matter how much water you think you are drinking, the truth is that you are probably not drinking enough. Our bodies run better and function better when we drink enough water.

All these eight things are basic things we can all do in our lives to ensure a healthier lifestyle in this fast-paced modern world. They all take work; we need to make them a habit in our lives.

They should be such a habit that we can walk past the junk food aisle in the grocery store and go straight to the fresh fruits and vegetables. Or that we can ensure that exercising is such an important habit that helps us to have a healthy lifestyle

It is possible to have a healthy lifestyle in the modern world, but it is a choice that we must all make. As so many bad choices surround us, we need to make the right and healthy choices in life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a healthy lifestyle?

: A healthy lifestyle involves making choices that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This includes engaging in regular physical activity, consuming a nutritious diet, managing stress, and avoiding harmful substances.

Is it possible to have a healthy lifestyle in the modern world?

Yes, it is possible to have a healthy lifestyle in the modern world. However, it may require some adjustments and conscious choices in order to prioritize health in a fast-paced and often stressful environment.

How can I incorporate physical activity into my modern lifestyle?

One way to incorporate physical activity into a modern lifestyle is to find ways to be active during the day, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or going for a walk during lunch breaks. Additionally, making time for structured exercise, such as a workout class or gym session, can also be beneficial.

How can I eat a nutritious diet in the modern world?

Eating a nutritious diet in the modern world can be challenging, given the abundance of fast food and processed foods. However, focusing on whole, unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats can help. Planning meals ahead of time and preparing meals at home can also be helpful.

How can I manage stress in the modern world?

Managing stress in the modern world may require some intentional choices, such as setting boundaries with work or social media use, practicing mindfulness or meditation, and engaging in stress-reducing activities such as yoga or art therapy

How much sleep do I need for a healthy lifestyle?

The amount of sleep needed for a healthy lifestyle varies by individual, but most adults require 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Prioritizing sleep hygiene, such as limiting screen time before bed and creating a relaxing sleep environment, can help improve sleep quality

How can I maintain a healthy lifestyle while balancing work and social obligations?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle while balancing work and social obligations may require some time management and prioritization skills. This can include scheduling exercise or meal preparation time, saying no to obligations that do not align with health goals, and seeking support from friends and family.

Can a healthy lifestyle prevent chronic diseases?

While no lifestyle can completely prevent chronic diseases, engaging in healthy habits such as regular physical activity, nutritious eating, and stress management can reduce the risk of developing certain chronic diseases

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