How To Stay Happy and Health in 2012

  • August 17, 2012
  • By Swisse

Living a healthy lifestyle in 2012 is about getting the right balance of health and happiness. Health is maintained through nutritious food choices and regular exercise balanced with relaxation and having fun. Moving towards a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean drastic changes. Creating small, achievable changes to how you live each day will lead to vast rewards. Health and happiness are synergistic. Therefore, by living a healthy lifestyle, happiness will follow suit. So figure out what you can do to start on your road to health and happiness today!

Good diet, healthy lifestyle and the role of vitamins

Making the right nutritional choices is an integral part of leading a healthy and happy life. In a time where food choice and availability are abundant, it can be difficult to understand what constitutes a healthy diet. Keeping your diet interesting is one of the keys to maintaining healthy nutrition. This can be accomplished through eating a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, nuts and seeds. Including vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements in your daily regimen ensures you meet your necessary nutrient requirements and prevents illness from knocking you down during stressful times. Eating a healthy diet is essential. However, allow yourself to enjoy the occasional indulgence. After all, there is a lot of truth in the old adage “everything in moderation, including moderation”.

Can you actually get enough vitamins from everyday food?

Fresh, unprocessed food contains a broad range of nutrients, further demonstrating the importance of consuming fresh, healthy foods every day. Attaining adequate nutrition through our daily diet is becoming increasingly challenging. Both local and global scientific studies indicate that men and women have deficiencies in important vitamins and minerals, including calcium, zinc, magnesium and vitamins A, B and C. Moreover, a balanced diet may not always provide the necessary vitamins and minerals due to food production, transport, modern farming techniques and processing methods. Furthermore, scientific studies have confirmed that a good diet may not be enough to deliver optimum health and disease prevention. In 2002, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article recommending, “All adults take one multivitamin daily” (vol 287, no 23, 19 June 2002).

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