The Importance Of Living A Healthy Life

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Good nutrition is a key factor to living a healthy lifestyle. It is important that you watch your diet as well as physical activity. With doing so, you will manage to decrease chances of short/long-term diseases and staying in a healthy weight range. My healthy living paper will talk about blood pressure and how significant it is. I will also touch on ways to live a healthy life, such as running/walking, eating fruits and vegetables, and drinking water. Did you know that almost 50% of American adults are living with high blood pressure and some are unaware? Blood Pressure is when your blood pushes up alongside the walls of your arteries. Systolic pressure is when your pressure of your blood is the highest and as your heart beats. Your blood pressure will fall when your heart is at rest and the pressure declines. This is called diastolic pressure. In a chart readings, the systolic pressure number typically comes first. For example, normal blood pressure would be less than 120/80 mmHG (millimeters of Mercury). Systolic is more commonly used so we’ll use those numbers. Having a blood pressure over 140 is too high, resulting…show more content…
Having a healthy diet will help you to reduce chronic diseases. Potassium is good for maintaining blood pressure. Vegetables with good potassium includes sweet potatoes, tomatoes, soybeans, lima beans, and spinach (USDA, 2016). The fibers from vegetables can also keep your cholesterol down to decrease chances of heart disease. Some of the healthiest fruits include avocados, grapefruit, pineapples, blueberries, apples, mango, and pomegranates. Cranberries and Lemons are rich in vitamin C (Elliott, 2016). The vitamins and minerals that fruits and vegetables contain are used to boost your energy. Vitamin A helps with your eyes and skin and Vitamin C tends to heal wounds. It also keeps your teeth healthy and absorbs iron. Eating healthy assists extremely with obesity and diabetes as

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