What Does A Healthy Life? Essay

1068 Words Jul 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Everyone is talking about living a healthy life. However, very few actually practice the art of living healthy. Many of us believe, a healthy life implies looking good and feeling good. But, what does a healthy life really imply? Obviously, a healthy person is described as one, who does not smoke, does not drink in excess, has a healthy weight and eats healthy foods and exercises regularly. So, how many of us actually do all these things? In this day and age, it is not easy to commit to a healthy lifestyle.
According to the World Health Organization, only one in ten people exercise regularly and a majority do not follow a healthy diet. The main culprit is our penchant for junk food as can be seen from the popularity of fast food chains and other western eateries. even local foods such as fried noodles, friend rice and snacks and savories are laden with fat and calories. Thus, consuming this type of food on a daily basis can contribute to weight gain. Overweight and obese people suffer from many health complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even cancer.
A healthy diet consists of “three basic macronutrients- carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.” Protein comes in the form of lean meat and nuts, while fat comes from oils like almond, coconut, and peanut oil. A common misconception is that carbohydrates are only pastas. Carbohydrates can take the form as certain vegetables, fruits, and legumes. The correct foods and amount of calories depends on…

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