By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor
Eating healthy and being physically active are very important for all people, whether we are perfectly healthy, somewhat healthy, or carry the potential for various types of disease. Recent information received from cancer research groups indicates that whether we are disease-prone or lucky enough to be disease-free, the health goals for both are exactly the same.
Here are 3 simple goals of healthy living that will help prevent disease:
- Achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
- Be physically active.
- Eat healthy foods and beverages that supply valuable nutrients to nourish, repair, and heal your body as needed.
These are great ways to work towards a healthy lifestyle and will aid in reducing the risk for disease, such as cancer, and other chronic diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and osteoarthritis.
For practitioners such as myself, it is relieving and enlightening for research to support the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle through the activities we take part in and the food we eat. Not only that, but it puts increased emphasis on the reality that through the healthy habits of today, we can protect ourselves in the future.
In fact, healthy fitness and healthy eating are now all that more important for us to do for ourselves and families and not just a generally “good idea.” With the research findings that will be explained to you through my next few blog posts on this topic, you may find that these healthy pursuits instead transform into a “must do.”
For more questions about diet and nutrition-related issues, please contact me! I’d be happy to help in any way I can!
Would you add anything the the list of goals for healthy living above? Tell us in the comments!
This information is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. All material in this article is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition, and before undertaking any diet, exercise, or other health program.