While living longer is going to be based on a whole bunch of factors, even genetics, eating a healthy diet daily is certainly also key. It is one of the primary keys as a matter of fact, along with exercise. While people generally know that it is more than just a blanket statement. People know that, too, but they confirm to themselves their own ideas of diet and exercise, while also acknowledging the fact that they themselves are a work in progress.
The only real disconnect aside from the fact that we can all do better is a simple fact that people deceive themselves. An example of this, a good one, is fad dieting. Even if a fad diet were to help you lose weight, you still have to realize that it’s not in the healthiest way. With the weight off, that is only one hurdle cleared. You still are being hard on your body, and to boot, you have to figure out how you are going to keep the weight off.
Fad dieting is just an example, but it is a huge crutch for people when it comes to addressing issues regarding a healthy diet. They approach fad diets as mentioned to keep themselves from having to do things the right way. They take the easy way out. Do you? Unfortunately, the fad diets can be even worse in their bodies than what they were doing, to begin with. That’s not any good, and eating unhealthy in this day and age is really easy to do in general.
There is a fast food restaurant on every corner, and there are all kinds of sweets and foods loaded with fat that people enjoy. Let’s not forget the soda either. Eating well and healthily goes hand in hand with consuming the right beverages, too. What types of beverages do you drink?
Eating healthy, though full of general guidelines that can apply to everyone’s lives, can also be related to the individual. Each person is different, and there are many different ways of looking at eating healthy through this sense. For example, people are different ages and different sizes. Men and women also typically have different caloric intakes. Then you have certain conditions in play like diabetes.
How do you feel about fasting? I have always liked to fast from time to time. You do have to watch; however, I had something explained to me recently that I thought was really cool. Fasting actually is a good way to detoxify of course, and when you are doing so, it can help to prevent diseases. Just like with eating healthy, fasting isn’t guaranteed to promote longevity, but it can help.
Now, fasting is one of those things that you really have to watch, but it is also done for spiritual reasons. Plus, fasting is also not so easy to do. There are also different types of fasts. The friends talking to me about fasting and its benefits were fasting without water even but only until sundown, not the entire day. That didn’t necessarily make it any easier though, especially without water.
Now, aside from fasting, which you obviously can’t do all the time, you need to make sure you are eating healthy, not fad dieting as mentioned earlier. That means that you need to pursue a balanced diet of course, and that takes a lot of practice. How many years can you add to your life? You never know because of other factors, but you can certainly know that you are doing everything you can to your benefit so that you can live a long healthy life.