Lifestyle is a way of life established by a society, culture, group or individual. This includes patterns of behavior, interaction, consumption, work, activity and interests that describe how a person spends their time. The lifestyle of a particular person or group of people is the living conditions, behaviour, and habits that are chosen by them.

1. A set of attitudes, habits, or possessions associated with a particular person or group
2. such attitudes, etc, regarded as fashionable or desirable.
3. A luxurious semirural manner of living.
For example; in areas within a close proximity to the sea, a surf culture or lifestyle can often be present.

Your lifestyle plays an important role in your health. It includes the behaviour and activities that make up your life.

1. The work you do.
2. Your leisure activities.
3. The food you eat.

Making decisions about the way you live.

People make decisions based on beliefs, attitude and values. Our interaction with others also shapes our thoughts and actions. You have to think about changing your lifestyle.

  • Pay attention to the way you live and the work you do everyday.

  • Talk with friends and family about health and lifestyle decisions.

  • Discuss what you may want to change with them.

  • Improve the quality of life for you and your family.

Work and activities.

The work we do affect our health. Apart from exposure to environmental hazards such as UV radiations and toxic chemicals like smoke and pesticides. Certain types of work prolonged and repetitive actions And reduced the level of activity that may leads to muscular and skeletal problems and many other problems.

Tips for becoming more active.

  • Walk as much as possible.

  • Prefer stairs instead of elevator.

  • Try gardening or home repair activities.

  • Dance.

Leisure activities like playing cards, reading, listening music have a positive impact on health by reducing stress.

Making decisions about the way we eat.

The food we eat may affect our health.The good nutrition may reduce the risk of many diseases. Our food habits can bring on heart disease, stroke, some types of cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis or help prevent them. Make good nutrition part of everyday living. Healthy food make you fit and healthier.

Tips for healthy eating.

  • Drink lots of water as much as possible every day.

  • Eat atleast 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables each day.

  • Eat beans and grains.

  • Use less salt and sugar in your diet.

If you eat healthy you will stay healthy and work effectively.


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