If there is one thing every human knows, it is that health is vital but with the constant rigours of everyday day life, it becomes even harder to actualize our health goals so here are seven quick fact full reasons why you should keep your health as your number one priority.


LIVE LONGER: A recent evaluation of 20,000 people carried out and published by the Library of Science and Medicine reveals that people who exercise regularly, drink alcohol moderately, avoid smoking and consume a nutritious diet can tack an additional 14 years to their life. Don’t believe me? here’s the link (news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7174665.stm) with that being said, if you decide to load up on healthy foods daily (like dark chocolate, Vegetables and fruits, red wine, garlic, fish and nuts) in the appropriate sizes, you can actually reduce your heart disease risk by a whooping 75% and also increase your longevity by 6 years.


IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH: I personally have always wondered how exercise leads to good mental health until I discovered that researchers at Duke University made a study on it and research showed that 60% of patients (who did regular exercise) overcame their depression without using antidepressants. Isn’t that just amazing? What a great way to save costs on therapy. In addition, exercise releases endorphins which energizes and makes you feel good. Research also shows that exercise aids all kinds of changes in the brain such as reduced inflammation, neural growth and new activity patterns that promote feelings of wellbeing.


BOOSTS SELF ESTEEM: One undeniable fact about staying healthy is that it naturally boosts your self esteem. You feel younger, fit, more empowered and confident after you hit the gym or when you have an healthy body or that body figure that just screams ‘hot’. Plus, research actually shows that people who are confident in themselves are actually more happy and more productive.


WARDS OFF ILLNESSES AND DISEASES: No matter how small the exercise is, it boosts high density lipoprotein (also known as ‘good’ cholesterol) and decreases your risk of cardiovascular diseases. In fact, according to  Mayo clinic, regular physical activity can help you prevent and manage health problems like metabolic syndrome, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer and arthritis.


MAKES YOU LOOK AND FEEL GREAT: good health improves the overall appearance of your body, that is your teeth, feet, skin, hair, nails, overall figure and generally makes you more visually appealing.


IMPROVES SEX LIFE: Did you know that you can avoid using Viagra just by walking? A nine year study of 600 men done by Dr. Irwin Goldstein from Boston University School of Medicine reveals that a brisk paced two mile walk each day (30-45minutes of walking) can maintain sexual health and prevent Erectile Dysfunction as this exercise improves blood flow through the blood vessels and keeps things clear.


REDUCES MEDICAL COSTS: Truth is thehealthier you are, the less likely it is that you will have to pay medical bills constantly or pay huge sums for certain ailments that will always eat up your hard earned money. In the long run, staying healthy is cheaper than not being healthy.

Please do share your own personal reasons on why to live a healthy life in the comment boards. We will be glad to hear from you.

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