Maintaining a Sustainable Lifestyle
Eat Healthy. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables every day and limiting sugary, caffeinated foods will allow you to feel better overall and help you maintain a healthy weight. Also, eat a balanced diet, with limiting the portions of your food for each meal of the day. Besides fruits and vegetables, focus on eating proteins, which will replace the amino acids in your body that are broken down through natural processes.
Be Active. Your weekly exercise should consist of at least two and a half hours of physical activity. Try including activities that change the frequency of your breathing and heart rate while still building up muscle. Staying active will help you maintain your weight and reduce blood pressure, while reducing your risk for many diseases including diabetes and arthritis.
Manage Stress in Your Life. Managing stress in your daily life will help you relax and focus on the task at hand. Try balancing home, school, sports extracurricular activities with the support of your friends and family and good use of time-management. This mindset will help you relax and always remain positive no matter the situation. Lastly, try to get between seven and nine hours a sleep a night so that you are alert during the day.
Tiffani Hamilton, Copy Editor | 2015