Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Healthy Living and Frugal Living

You hear a lot about living a healthy lifestyle, but what does that mean? In general, healthy people do not smoke, have healthy weight, eating healthy foods and exercise. Sounds simple, right?

The trick to healthy living is making small changes and of course living more frugally ... taking more steps, adding fruit to your cereal, drinking extra glass of water (not soda), etc. These are just some ways you can start living healthy without costy changes.


One of the biggest problems today is the lack of activity. We know it's good for us to ride motorcycle or driving car, but then we are accustomed to sedentary life. walking is cheap and frugal, a car or even luxury car is expensive, for sure. Actually, your body movements are part of health and the more you do exercise, you will be more healthy. Even moderate activities such as prunning thee grass, gardening and walking can make a difference.

Just adding a little movement you can:

Reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes
Enhance joint stability
Increase and improve outreach movement
Helps maintain flexibility as you age
Maintaining bone mass
Prevent osteoporosis and fractures
Improve mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression
Improving self-esteem
Improve memory in elderly people
Reduce stress. If you are stressed or depressed, the simple thing to begin recover your condition is: exercise. More about stress and exercise, here.

Simple Ways to Move Your Body

You can start the process by adding a little more activity your life. If you are not ready for a structured program, start small. Any small amounts and it all adds up to burn more calories.

Turn off the TV. Once a week, turn off the TV and do something a little more physical with your family. Play games, take a walk ... almost anything would be more active than sitting on the couch. And you save electrical bill.
Walk more. Look for small ways to walk more. When you get a letter, take a walk around the block, take the dog for an extra outing each day or walk on your treadmill for 5 minutes before getting ready for work. You save gasoline or busfare, right? And youll feel the experience of exciting life too.
Perform some tasks. Shoveling snow, gardening, raking leaves, sweeping the floor ... this kind of activity may not be 'strong' exercises, but they can get you moving while getting your house in order. You save a lot without getting flu, etc.
Make a list of all the physical activities you do on a typical day. If you find that most of the time you spend sitting, make another list all the ways you can move more and simply- get up every hour to stretch or walk, walk on the stairs at work, and you will enjoy how simple is your life without many disturbances.