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    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires persistence and dedication, but not without reward. Regular exercise, not smoking, limited alcohol consumption, adequate sleep, and a balanced diet are all aspects of a healthy lifestyle. In general, a healthy life style benefits people in various ways.

    According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, practicing a healthy lifestyle makes individuals’ risk of premature death 66 percent less likely from cancer, 65 percent less likely from cardiovascular disease, and 57 percent less likely from other causes. The four healthy lifestyle factors studied include limited alcohol consumption, avoiding tobacco, improved nutrition, and regular physical activity. Apart from consuming more whole and fresh foods, every individual should avoid foods with large amounts of sodium, trans fats, saturated fats, added sugars, and processed grains.

    In addition, it is no secret that a healthy lifestyle can help us shed pounds and look more youthful, but it goes beyond weight loss. For example, staying hydrated and getting adequate sleep can reduce the appearance of under-eye bags. Limiting alcohol intake reduces its aging effects on our skin and eyes, as does avoiding tobacco. Proper nutrition from a balanced diet also supplies our body with the nutrients it needs for healthy and lustrous hair, bright eyes, tight skin, and an overall glow.

    According to MayoClinic.com, physical activity triggers the release of brain chemicals that can make us feel relaxed and happier. This emotional boost can help our outlook about our appearance and improve our self-confidence. Besides, the mood-enhancing chemicals released by physical activity can help us face the troubles of a stressful day with a calmer mindset. Furthermore, exercising regularly makes our body stronger and improves its endurance. Physical activity also conditions our cardiovascular system, which helps keep our muscles energized by delivering oxygen more efficiently. As a result, we will have more energy to do everyday tasks. A balanced diet, limited alcohol consumption, and proper hydration also aid in increased energy levels, according to Harvard Health Publications. Limiting alcohol consumption also promotes a better mood.

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