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Essential Things for a Healthy Lifestyle

Essential Things for a Healthy Lifestyle

Adopting a good and healthy lifestyle is the simplest way to live in a good health and increase your life span. While some may concentrate solely on one aspect, for example, nutrition or weight loss, living a healthy life needs more this. A healthy lifestyle requires a commitment to make best choices in every part of your life and find out that how daily decisions can affect your overall health. Here are a few things that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

Lower Stress Levels 

By minimizing your stress levels, you can prevent yourself from stress related conditions and illnesses. High levels of stress can cause both emotional and physical reactions that affect your health badly. Some of the physical symptoms of stress include tight muscles, stomach aches, backache, and headache. Stress can also result in depression, anger, irritability and anxiety. It can also cause interfere with sleep and fatigue. Therefore, take steps in limiting the level of stress you are experiencing on a daily basis. You can engage yourself in physical activities and share your feelings with friends and family to relieve tension. Try to concentrate on the positive aspects of life.

Eating a Balance Diet

A balance and healthy diet helps to make sure that your body receives the sufficient balance of nutrients and vitamins. Eating a healthy diet contributes to your health by providing your greater levels of energy and avoiding conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. A balance diet includes foods, such as seeds, nuts, lean protein, low fat diary, grains, fruits and vegetables. Eat polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats and avoid bad fats, for example, unsaturated fats and Trans. Moreover, increase the level of protein in your diet from different sources such as nuts, beans, fish, poultry, and lean meats and limit your consumption of red meat. Avoid sugar drinks and drink plenty of water regularly.

Exercise Daily

Exercise at least half a day, because it can greatly improve your health. Exercise not only controls weight, but it also improves the immune system and reduces the risk of developing diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. Exercise also helps in increasing the flow of oxygen to the brain and improves memory and mental clarity.

Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep supports overall health in many ways. The body uses sleep time in making repairs, such as restoring energy supplies and rebuilding muscle tissues. Sleep loss can result in a weakened immune system, high blood pressure and weight gain. Therefore, it is necessary to get enough sleep for a healthy lifestyle.

Author Info

Dr Nagi Safa

Dr Nagi Safa is a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeon (Weight-Loss Surgeon) at the Advanced BMI in Lebanon and at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, and holds an academic appointment at the University of Montreal. Furthermore, he is involved in the training of residents and surgical fellows on how to perform advanced laparoscopic obesity surgery. In 2010, he launched the Advanced Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (Advanced BMI) in Lebanon, and has been helping hundreds of patients from all over the Middle-East through his expertise in obesity surgery. Education: Dr Safa completed his residency training at the University of Montreal General Surgery Program. He then performed a fellowship in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and Minimal Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery), at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Montreal, which is the largest Weight Loss Surgery center in the Montreal area, and one of the busiest in Canada. Experience: During his training, and throughout his practice, Dr Safa performed more than one thousand laparoscopic procedures, including Roux en Y gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, gastric plication and many other abdominal surgery procedures. He has a particular interest in LaparoscopicRevisional Surgery including banding, bypass and sleeve. With a keen interest in the advancement of obesity surgery and newer minimally invasive surgical techniques, Dr Safa gained experience in the single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), and offers Single Incision gastric banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery. Research: His current research interests include clinical outcomes from various bariatric surgery procedures and investigations on the impact of bariatric surgery on Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome X. Memberships: Dr Safa holds professional memberships with the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Association for Surgical Oncology, Quebec Medical Association, Trauma Association of Canada, Association Quebecoise de Chirurgie, International College of Surgeon, and the College des Medecins du Quebec.