Healthy Lifestyle

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Healthy lifestyle

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people's health and well-being and overcome lots of stress.[1] Many governments and non-governmental organizations work in promoting healthy lifestyles.[2] Healthy living is a lifelong effect. Being healthy includes healthy eating, physical activities, weight management, and stress management.

A healthy lifestyle includes a balanced diet. This does not mean cutting out important food groups of your diet or limiting yourself on the amount of calories per day. A well-rounded diet involves eating most food groups in every meal. Meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables are all important components of a meal that will ensure your body is healthy.

Components of a healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is mostly associated with:

Food group

food group is a collection of foods that have nutritional properties or biological classifications that are almost the same. People have written nutrition guides to put different foods into food groups and recommend daily servings of each group for a healthy diet.

Common food groups

  • Dairy, also called milk products and sometimes grouped together with milk alternatives or meat. This is usually a smaller category in nutrition guides.[1][2][3] Some examples of dairy products ae milk, butter, yogurt and cheese, and most nutrition guides put them in a different place from other food groups.[1][2] Some groups, such as the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have said that dairy products should not be a food group. The HSPH says that "research has shown little benefit, and considerable potential for harm, of such high dairy intakes. Moderate consumption of milk or other dairy products—one to two servings a day—is fine, and likely has some benefits for children. But it’s not essential for adults, for a host of reasons."[4]
  • Fruits, sometimes grouped together with vegetables, include applesorangesbananasberries and lemons. Fruits are carbohydrates, like sugar, dairy, grains, and starches.
  • Grains, also called cereals and sometimes include potatoes and other starches, is many times the largest group in nutrition guides.[1][2][3] Wheatriceoatsbarleybread and pasta are grains.
  • Meat, sometimes called proteinThis group can sometimes include legumeseggsmeat analogues and/or dairy. In most nutrition guides, this group is usually a medium- to smaller-sized category.[1][2][3] Some examples of meat are chickenfishturkeypork and beef.
  • Sweets, also called sugary foods and sometimes this group includes fats and oils. Sweets is many times a very small group in nutrition guides, and sometimes this group is not included or is put apart from other food groups.[1][2] Some examples are candysoft drinkscakepie and ice cream.
  • Vegetables, sometimes grouped with fruit and occasionally with legumes. This is usually a large group. Most times, only grains, are a larger group than vegetables in nutrition guides.[1][2][3] Some vegetables are spinachcarrotsonionspeppers, and broccoli.
  • Water is treated in very different ways by different nutrition guides. Some nutrition guides do not include water,[3] while others include it,[1] and yet others make it the most important part[5] or basic part[6] of the guide. Water is sometimes grouped with teafruit juicevegetable juice and even soup,[7] and is recommended to be drunk in large amounts.

Uncommon food groups

The number of "common" food groups can change depending on who is defining them. Canada's Food Guide, which has been printed every year since 1942 and is the second most requested government document (after the income tax form) in Canada, recognizes only four official food groups, with all other foods called "another." Some of these "others" include:

  • Alcohol is put away from other food groups and recommended only for certain people in moderation by Harvard's Healthy Eating Pyramid and the University of Michigan's Healing Foods Pyramid,[8][6] while Italy's food pyramid includes a half-serving of wine and beer.[9]

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Healthy Lifestyle Choices

  • Eating whole foods instead of processed foods
  • Being mindful about food portions
  • Avoiding substances of abuse
  • Being physically active
  • Getting adequate sleep
  • Good hygiene habits
  • Practicing safe sex
  • Prioritizing medical and mental care needs

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