45 Healthy Ways to Live Happier and Even Longer

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We all know that health is really a priceless treasure. Therefore, to stay healthy, majority of people are willing to do anything and when I say anything, I mean anything.

To stay healthy or regain one's health, there are many methods used, from medical to non-medical methods, to logical and even supernatural [not recommended].

Mostly the method used costs a lot of money and often even violates various norms and logic. 

But actually, keeping yourself healthy is not difficult, and sometimes it doesn't even cost anything at all. 

But of course, it requires extra patience and persistence that only a few people can consistently carry out. 

Below, we present 45 ways to live a healthy life that can be used as a reference for staying healthy and always happy in life. 

The following is the explanation:

1. Increase your consumption of water

Did you know that most of us don't drink enough water every day? 

This is certainly not a good thing because, as we know, water is very important for our bodies. 

This is because we lose water every day through urine, defecation, sweat, and breathing, so we need to replenish our water intake. 

A study shows that the amount of water we need depends on various factors.

Such as climate and weather conditions, the physical activity we do, and body weight, but generally we need 2.7–3.7 liters of water intake. 

If signs appear, for example, colored or slightly yellow urine, dry lips, dry mouth, and little urination, 

Drink water immediately because these are signs that your body is starting to lack fluids.

2. Get enough sleep and rest

Getting enough sleep and rest is one of the keys to healthy living habits. 

This is very reasonable because the body really needs rest to be able to function optimally again. 

But if you don't rest well, you can compensate by eating more, but this is not recommended by health experts. 

Getting enough rest and sleep also prevents premature aging.

3. Meditation

Meditation calms the mind and soothes the soul. 

Calm itself is very beneficial for health because it can keep us away from stress, which is the source of many diseases and health problems.

4. Exercise regularly

Research has shown that daily exercise brings tremendous benefits to our health, including an increased life span, a lower risk of disease, higher bone density, and weight loss. 

If you don't have time to exercise or go to the fitness center, walking or daily activities such as choosing to climb the stairs and open the elevator will be easy and cheap replacement activities for exercise.

5. Make exercise part of the fun

When you enjoy exercise, you will naturally want to do it. 

Because forced exercise will cause suffering, which, instead of causing you to want to continue doing it, will actually make you lazy. 

So choose a sport you like and do it regularly.

6. Exercise [like playing]

Even cardio exercise, such as jogging,, will make you tired and bored. 

Give your body more fun and group sports, such as basketball, football, swimming, tennis, badminton or volleyball, and many others. 

This will be fun because you can also socialize with other people while doing healthy activities.

7. Eat more fruit

Eat more fruit and less synthetic vitamins. 

There are many types of fruit that can be consumed that are not only healthy but also delicious.

8. Eat more vegetables

Like fruit, vegetables are important for our health. 

Experts suggest that we should consume at least 5–9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. 

The bad news is that most people don't like consuming vegetables, and this is certainly not good for our health.

9. Choose brightly colored foods as antioxidants

Fruits and vegetables with bright colors are usually high in antioxidants. 

Anti-oxidants are very necessary for the body because they eliminate and ward off free radicals in our body, which can damage our body cells.

So maybe you need to start consuming vegetables and fruit with different colors, such as:

  • White (banana, mushroom)
  • Yellow (pineapple, mango), orange (orange, papaya)
  • Red (apple, strawberry, tomato, watermelon)
  • Green (guava, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, celery)
  • Purple/blue (fruit berries, eggplant, and plums). 
This color diet is also good for maintaining a healthy diet and forming an ideal body.

10. Reduce processed foods and canned foods

Processed or canned foods should be avoided for various reasons, such as: the nutritional value is often imperfect; there are added preservatives that can have a bad impact on health if consumed continuously and over a long period of time. 

2Even the addition of salt should be considered before consuming processed or canned foods too often.

11. Start loving yourself

By loving yourself, you will avoid the bad effects of stress, which can also be bad for your health. 

Apart from that, you can also get more benefits by thinking positively about your perspective on life and wider life, which will certainly make you a happier person every day.

12. Walking barefoot

There are many proven positive benefits to walking barefoot, starting with improving body posture and reducing stress on the feet and joints. 

This has scientific grounds because walking barefoot provides a massage effect that creates a feeling of comfort throughout the body.

13. Stay away from people with negative thought patterns

A positive mental attitude is an important part of a healthy life. 

This certainly means you don't need to approach negative-minded people who will poison your mind with thoughts that can cause stress, which is bad for your health.

14. Clean yourself from negativity too

Being healthy is a choice; apart from rejecting external factors, you must also be able to neutralize all counterproductive or negative thoughts that can make you unhappy and stressed.

15. Write lots of things about dreams and happiness

Keeping these thoughts bottled up inside is not healthy. 

Therefore, writing can be one of the things that triggers the release of negative things from within oneself.

This also means not just writing but also laying the foundations for a happy life in the future.

Research has shown that some teenagers and adults who grow up with the habit of writing diaries tend to be happier than those who don't.

16. Recognize trigger foods and control sugar and salt intake

Consuming excessive sugar and salt can be detrimental to health; however, it is still necessary to consume sugar and salt at the right levels.

17. Breathe deeply often

You may know how to breathe, but are you breathing in a proper and healthy way? 

Surprisingly, most of us don't breathe properly because we only breathe shallowly. 

Like an athlete who is trained in proper breathing techniques to get their best performance. 

A full breath where you really fill your lungs with oxygen will make us fresher and more enthusiastic.

18. Avoid eating that involves emotions

Not infrequently, when we are stressed or feel depressed, we eat more. 

This is a disaster for our health. A way of eating that involves emotions or indulges in emotions will cause bad effects, the most visible of which is, of course, obesity.

19. Eat small portions

Eat little but often; this will make you feel better. Because then the body will be able to digest food in the metabolic process more completely. This does not mean that it is a justification for the habit of snacking, of course.

20. Stop eating when you feel full

Most of us often have erratic eating habits; sometimes we eat too much or too little. 

It is not uncommon for social situations to be supportive, such as when we are in the middle of a party. 

Remember that you are not a grinding machine that can finish all the food served.

21. Brown carbs vs. white carbs

Replacing white rice with brown rice or rice with the husk still remaining, or white bread with whole wheat bread, is a good habit for health.

22. Live with purpose

Positive health starts from within! Are you living a meaningful life? 

Are you living in alignment with your purpose? 

Make sure to set a goal in life, and achieving it with complete calm is a good and meaningful thing for life and health.

23. Say no to greasy food

Reducing your intake of fast food, fried food, and other oily foods will have a good impact on your health.

24. Control the sugar again!

Save things that are too sweet, like candy, chocolate, and cakes with toppings that are too sweet. 

Maybe everything is delicious and extraordinary to the eye, maybe even more so when it touches the tongue, but remember that health is an absolute must.

25. Improve and pay attention to body posture

Good posture provides many benefits, such as improving breathing and making you look smarter and more attractive, which will certainly have a positive impact on mental and physical health.

26. Go organic

There is often a question, “What is organic food?” and the answer is "food that is produced without synthetic inputs such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers, does not contain genetically modified organisms, and is not processed using radiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives." 

Just by paying attention to the explanation, you might already imagine green vegetables or fruit without pesticides, which are certainly free from worry about eating them too.

27. Reduce consumption of soda and caffeine

Its diuretic properties, which mean it can speed up the rate of urine production, will, of course, reduce water intake in the body. 

It's best to replace caffeine or alcohol with sugar-free fruit juice, which contains more water and is, of course, tastier.

28. Don't drink alcohol

Like caffeine, alcohol is a diuretic, and not only that, but it has been repeatedly shown to have negative effects on our body and health, such as affecting the proper functioning of the brain, liver, lungs, and other major organs. 

If you drink alcohol regularly, it's time to stop it.

29. Prepare your own food

Most of us with a fast-paced modern lifestyle want something that is instant and readily available. 

When it comes to eating, it is best to prepare your own food. 

Because there are more things that can be controlled and paid attention to that are certainly beneficial for personal health.

30. Learn to say no

It's a difficult thing, especially for those who like hanging out with friends. 

But occasionally saying no is good and fine. Especially if it is done for reasons of maintaining a balanced diet.

31. Bring your own water bottle

Carrying a drinking water bottle may be something that is less popular, but for those who usually go to the office, it's a good idea to prepare and fill your own drinking water bottle, apart from saving money because you can refill it at the office pantry, but also for health reasons, of course.

32. Salad, and be sure to visit the salad bar at a fast food restaurant

At least if you still have to eat at a fast food restaurant, make sure to get a salad from the salad bar. 

This is to meet your daily vegetable consumption, of course.

33. Prepare for low-calorie, low-fat

Now there are many low-calorie and low-fat products to choose from, such as low-fat milk or low-calorie snacks, that you can choose as a substitute for foods high in fat and calories.

34. Quit smoking

It has been widely proven that smoking is detrimental to health, from the risk of lung cancer to mouth cancer. 

Certainly, there is no connection between smoking and virility because smoking has been proven to eliminate virility itself. 

So stop smoking now.

35. Avoid smokers

For those who don't smoke, don't put your health at risk; stay away from smokers now; and for smokers, be prepared not to have friends. 

Both have been proven to damage health.

36. Choose healthy snacks

When you're hungry and it's not time to eat, it's a good idea to choose healthy snacks such as fruit. 

Now low-calorie snacks are also available, but consuming fruit is still recommended.

37. Drink vegetable and fruit smoothies

Vegetable and fruit smoothies are certainly very healthy; besides tasting delicious, you can get the benefits of fruit and vegetables at the same time, of course.

38. Squeeze fruit juice alone

Squeezing your own fruit juice will be better than packaged juice. 

This is, of course, very reasonable because, besides the fact that there are no preservatives, you can also be sure of what goes into the juice.

39. Try turning vegetarian

Being a vegetarian is not just a matter of health, because there are also vegetarian diets that are not good. 

Therefore, before becoming a vegetarian, it is better to learn the ins and outs of being a vegetarian. 

Try to do the rest gradually.

40. Go vegan

Being vegan means that you are pure and do not consume anything that contains animal substances, including eggs, cheese, and milk. 

This may be healthy, but make sure to consult first, considering that each person's calorie needs are different.

41. Go raw vegan

This may be a trend in a person's development, from being a vegetarian to being a vegan to becoming a pure vegan or raw vegan. 

This means moving towards a consumption pattern and diet that only utilize completely natural foods. 

Once again, pay attention and consult with your nutritionist, of course.

42. Do more outdoor activities

It would be nice to do more outdoor activities, especially for those who are often in the office and almost always indoors. 

It's a good idea to spend perhaps a weekend with friends or family to plan more activities that will get you out in the sun and fresh air. 

This is good for health, of course.

43. Pay attention to dental health

Make sure to visit the dentist and ensure dental health at least once every 6 months. 

You will get more benefits by keeping your teeth and mouth healthy.

44. Try something new; take a course

Taking dance classes, aerobics classes, tennis classes, music classes, or whatever your hobby and interest is will be something fun. 

This is also beneficial for your mental health because you will socialize more with new people.

45. Hang out with healthy people

The more time you spend with people around you who are physically and mentally healthy, the better. This will increase our awareness of the importance of healthy living.

Healthy Living is Easy; The Key is Discipline

Being healthy is expensive; if we are sick, anything we have can be sold out for treatment. 

Therefore,  if you want to save money, then just live a healthy lifestyle. 

Healthy living itself is very simple. You just have to follow the 45 ways to live a healthy life as described above. 

If you are disciplined in carrying it out, apart from saving costs in carrying it out, your health will also be maintained.

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