Healthy lifestyle

activity designed to increase the health of a population excluding medical treatment

A healthy lifestyle is one which helps to keep and improve people's health and well-being and can also help overcome lots of stress.[1] Many governments and non-governmental organizations work in promoting healthy lifestyles.[2] Healthy living is a lifelong effect. Being healthy includes healthy eating, physical activities, weight management, and stress management.

A healthy lifestyle includes a balanced diet. This does not mean cutting out important food groups from your diet or limiting yourself on the amount of calories per day. A well-rounded diet involves eating most food groups in every meal. Meats, dairy, fruits, and vegetables are all important components of a meal that will ensure your body is healthy.

Doing a healthy diet brings a lifestyle that can change your life into being healthier and physically fit. According to Jim Rohn, "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."

Components of a healthy lifestyle


A healthy lifestyle is mostly associated with:


  1. Participants at the 6th Global Conference on Health Promotion. The Bangkok Charter for health promotion in a globalized world. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 2005 Aug 11. Accessed 2009 Feb 4.
  2. Kickbusch I. 2003. The contribution of the World Health Organization to a new public health,private and health promotion. Am J Public Health 93(3):383-8. [1] 2009.

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