Just Say No Essay

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Just so no to living an unhealthy lifestyle. In order to live a long life it’s important to live a healthy lifestyle. Eating right is obviously a vital part of that. Another important part is exercising. There are many different opinions on what types of foods a person should eat or how much a person should eat on a daily basis. This paper will be discussing how the average person should eat and exercise to be healthy.
Eating healthy is a lot easier than one might think. What some people try to do is change all their eating habits in one day. This is what makes it so hard to eat better. Going from eating mostly junk to eating all healthy foods overnight will make some people want to give up ...view middle of the document...

The best thing to drink with any meal is water. One should limit his dairy intake to one to two servings a day. A glass of milk for breakfast would be ideal.
Eating small healthy snacks throughout the day is a good way from keeping oneself from eating too much at meal time. The best kind of snack would be something healthy. A good choice would be something like fruits, vegetables, a handful of almonds, or maybe a glass of juice. Things like cookies and other sweets should be limited to once a week or for special occasions.
Another way to eat healthier is to cut back on salt intake. Some people don’t realize how much salt they accidentally take in. A lot of salt is in things like canned foods, frozen dinners, and fast food. One easy way to reduce salt intake is to eat fresh or frozen vegetables instead of canned. Chips and pretzels contain a lot of salt as well. Going for a few carrot sticks for a snack instead of a bag of chips or pretzels is another way to cut back on salt.
One important part of living healthy is exercise. A person doesn’t have to exercise for hours on end to be healthy. Around thirty minutes a day is enough to make the difference. The point of exercise isn’t always to lose weight or to build up muscle. “Exercise and physical activity are a great way to feel better, gain health benefits and have fun” (www.mayoclinic.org).
One good benefit to exercising would be that it improves your energy level. “Exercise and physical activity deliver oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and help your cardiovascular system work more efficiently” (www.mayoclinic.org). It also gives a boost of epinephrine. These things combined helps a person’s body to work more efficiently. Therefore not requiring as much energy to complete its tasks.

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