In order to develop a healthy lifestyle you must examine your relationship towards bad habits.
Then you must have the will and determination to make changes.
The key elements to instilling a healthy lifestyle are:
* avoiding smoking of any kind,
* curbing or cutting out alcohol consumption,
* following a daily exercise program,
* making healthy food choices, and
* practicing good sleeping habits.
Smoking is the most detrimental vice a person can have, because it has been proven to be one of America's leading causes of death. The U.S. Surgeon General, has determined that cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for heart disease and cancer.
There are certain measures which have been helpful in the aid to quit smoking. They are:
* nicotine chewing gum,
* nicotine skin patches,
* relaxation methods such as yoga and meditation.
To date over fifty million Americans have quit. Set a specific day to quit and add yourself to this number.
A diet rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, protein, nutrients and plenty of water is what all of us should be eating. Unfortunately due to the enormous chains of fast food restaurants, clinical studies have determined that one in three adults in the United States is considered obese. Even more shocking is the fact that one out of every five children in the United States is overweight! According to a recent study published in the journal "Obesity": "86% of American adults will be overweight by the year 2030."