Healthy Living

Colette Thayer, E. (2016, November 01). Healthy Lifestyle Beliefs vs. Behaviors. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://www.aarp.org/research/topics/health/info-2016/healthy-lifestyle-beliefs-behaviors.html

Colette Thayer, E. (2016, November 01). Healthy Lifestyle Beliefs vs. Behaviors. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from https://www.aarp.org/research/topics/health/info-2016/healthy-lifestyle-beliefs-behaviors.html

Aliccia Carroll

Unhealthy diet contributes to approximately 678,000 deaths each year in the United States due to poor nutrition and obesity-related diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. In the last 30 years, obesity rates have doubled in adults, tripled in children, and quadrupled in adolescents. In the year 2020, obesity rates shot up due to laziness and boredom throughout the impact of the CoronaVirus. A few ways to be healthier is to exercise, hydrate, get enough sleep, and eat a balanced diet. Being active and eating right has many benefits: it lowers health issues, aids in weight loss, boosts moods, and improves mental and physical health. It is encouraged that you be active for 30 minutes a day, drink eight glasses of water, and have balanced meals with items from all food groups. Staying healthy physically can help you stay healthy emotionally, too. If you eat the right food and keep fit, your body will grow strong and help you to cope with stress and fight illness. Eating well and exercising often when you’re younger will also help you stay in good health later in life.