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We have all heard how important it is to maintain a healthy diet and to exercise regularly to achieve an overall healthier lifestyle, but many of us have no idea why. Of course monitoring calories, carbohydrates, and so on can help maintain a healthy weight as well as help those who are trying to lose weight achieve their weight loss goals, but there are many benefits than that.
For starters, when a person actively attempts to diet and exercise regularly, they tend to be conscious about what they eat a s well as the activities that they participate in. For example, the person who may have gone out with friends for happy hour a few times a week will most likely indulge in a few alcoholic beverages and an appetizer or two to tide them over. The problem with this is that alcohol has many empty calories and chances are the appetizer will not be on the healthy side either. That being said, a person with an active diet and exercise regimen will not necessarily skip the alcohol completely, but they may limit their intake to just one drink that has fewer calories than most like a light beer or a rum and diet coke.
Another way having a healthy lifestyle can change a person’s life has less to do with the person that is living the lifestlye but rather the people that are influenced by it. Studies have shown that children often follow their parents when it comes to the things that they eat. So, when parents make it a point to ensure that their children lead a balanced diet, those habits will carry on for their lifetime.