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Healthy Lifestyle Matters

Healthy Lifestyle Matters

Disclaimer: Elise Ho, aka “Dr. Ho” is a Holistic Health & Life Coach. Dr. Ho is NOT a medical doctor, licensed therapist, lawyer, or a bevy of other things. Products or services that Dr. Ho believes in are the only ones that she recommends. Dr. Ho may receive compensation, product, or an affiliate commission on anything you see on this site. This is a personal Website solely reflecting Dr. Ho’s personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of any organization with which I may be affiliated.

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People know the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but do you really understand why? What are the benefits of living a healthy life?


Practicing and implementing a healthy lifestyle is not only good for your physical health, but it can also significantly enhance your quality of life.



Benefits Of a Healthy Lifestyle:


  1. You will be able to enjoy more quality time and spend fewer days sick and out of commission due to illnesses than those who do not take care of themselves properly throughout their lives with Metabolism Drops. This makes for happier times ahead in all aspects with health benefits that last a lifetime!


  1. Being healthy allows you to move through daily tasks easier while doing things you love, such as exercising or hobbies. It’s more comfortable to be active when you are healthy since the body is stronger and less prone to injury or fatigue that may prevent you from living life fully. There’s no need for limitations because everyone can live their best life by taking care of themselves through improved health every day!


  1. There are no limits on how much a person can benefit from taking care of themselves with healthy living. It affects yourself and everyone around you for many years into the future when following healthier lifestyles every day. 


  1. Healthy living is important because it can benefit your mind, body, and soul. When you are healthy, you feel good about yourself, making a big difference in how others perceive you. In addition, when people focus on living the healthiest life possible, they increase their opportunities for success in all areas of life!


  1. In addition, when people surround themselves with positive influences, such as other employees who exercise before going into an office environment where stress levels tend to run high all day long, they increase the chances of making healthier lifestyle choices. 


Many people struggle with mental health issues. However, you can reduce the severity of these disorders by taking care of your mind and body through a healthy lifestyle. 


Here Are 11 Ways To Live Well:


  1. Eat Your Breakfast

Breakfast is the very first meal of the day and an important one as well! It jump-starts your metabolism and provides you with energy throughout the day. Make sure to eat breakfast every morning, so you don’t feel hungry later on in the day.


  1. Exercising

Exercise at least three times per week. Moderate exercise is particularly good for mental health, but anything more extreme can also help regulate neurotransmitter levels in the brain, affecting moods. If you already have a workout routine that works for you, continue it! But if not, try jogging, swimming, or weight lifting to find something new.


If your primary goal is to get in shape, exercising is the best way. It’s good for your heart and will give you more energy throughout the day.


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Exercise plays a vital role in sustaining a healthy lifestyle. Of course, you can always go for walks, bike rides, or swims to exercise, and it is recommended to exercise at least 2-3 every week.


Regular exercise has been proven to enhance and improve mood by releasing endorphins, which help fight depression and anxiety. For those struggling with low self-esteem or general stress levels, yoga is an excellent option because it teaches people how to be mindful of their thoughts and feelings. Yoga helps relax the mind while also challenging the body’s muscles at the same time.


It’s not just about exercise; getting a full night’s rest has proven to have benefits too.


  1. Get Enough Sleep Every Night

Sleeping well at night ensures there’s enough time for your body to rest during the day so try going to bed earlier instead of later if it helps improve your sleeping habits. 


When it comes to rest, there are many different factors that play into how much sleep we need each night, such as age, stress levels, etc. The usual rule of thumb is eight hours, but everyone’s body needs something different so try out some new techniques until you figure out what works best for you.


  1. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables! 

Fruits and veggies contain powerful antioxidants that fight against cellular damage caused by free radicals; this process is called oxidative stress. Free radical damage is one cause of serious diseases like heart disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases.


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Following a well-balanced diet full of whole grains, vegetables, lean proteins such as chicken breast or fish, fruits like berries for antioxidants, legumes for fiber content, products that provide calcium for bones, and healthy essential fats such as avocados, olive oil, can reduce stress levels.


  1. Vitamins 

Vitamins are also important because our bodies need certain nutrients to function at their best. They can only be gotten through the food we eat or supplements. You should always first consult with your doctor before taking any vitamins!


  1. Hygiene

Hygiene is an important part of people’s day-to-day lives. You have to wash up, properly brush your teeth, and shower so that you feel fresh! This helps prevent illnesses from spreading around your home or workplace. You can also use antibacterial wipes in between showers for a quick clean when there isn’t time for one.


  1. Meditation

Try meditation! It’s hard work getting into the habit of meditating every day, but it becomes much easier over time once you do. Meditation reduces stress by quieting down your mind; there are many different forms of mediation so test out some options until one feels right to focus on during sessions.


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  1. Substance Abuse

Avoid drugs and alcohol. Many substances are neurotoxins that kill off neurons in your brain (i.e., cells responsible for thinking). 

Essential brain neurons can be killed by substances such as cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, and similar. In turn, this causes addiction and other issues later on down the road. Even just one-time use of some of these drugs can cause permanent damage! Therefore, the best way to keep your brain healthy is to avoid these substances entirely.


  1. Treat yourself

Treat yourself to your favorite sweet, dessert, or chocolate! It’s important to take time out from our busy lives in order to relax properly. This could be anything from just watching TV or reading a book but make sure this break involves something which makes you happy.


  1. Socialize

Do things with other people – avoiding loneliness has got to be one of the best ways to improve anyone’s mental health status. After all, humans are social beings, so spending quality time with friends and family members really does help people feel happier overall.


  1. Family and Friends

Reach out to friends and family. Sometimes we need support from others, especially if we’re struggling with mental health. Other times it’s good for us to give that support! Even a simple phone call or text message can make someone feel like they matter when their brain is telling them the opposite.


In Conclusion


A healthy lifestyle is beneficial for all types of people, regardless if they are young or old. Everyone should be improving themselves through healthy living.

The sooner you start, the better. It’s never too late to improve your life even if you are already in a good place currently.

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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34 thoughts on “Healthy Lifestyle Matters”

  1. I couldn’t agree more. Practising and implementing a healthy lifestyle is a must for your physical and mental health. While I have been practising a healthy lifestyle for a while, pandemic fuelled it even further.

  2. Living a healthy lifestyle makes such a difference to physical and mental well-being! At the beginning of the pandemic, I stopped doing a lot of these important things (especially exercising and eating healthy), and I quickly saw a negative effect on my health before I turned things back around again.

  3. Great tips, living healthy is important these tips will help to have a better life. Thank you for sharing!

    Fransic –

  4. Such a great list of things to have a healthier lifestyle. I would add “stay hydrated, and drink plenty of water.” That is so important! I already do a lot of these things on your list, but could always improve.

    1. We likely all have room for improvement.
      Staying properly hydrated is a great area in which we can control our health and have huge impact for almost no money or no money at all.

  5. I couldn’t more with this. As someone who has just been tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene which sky rockets your chance of breast cancer, I try to live all of the above on a daily basis.

  6. I really loved reading this one. I thnk it’s awesome that you touched on things that are healthy for the mind and spirit in addition to the body. Everyone focuses on physical health, but they seem to forget about the rest.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.