why healthy lifestyles are important

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The Problem

To have a healthy lifestyle you must have an appropriate nutrition and stay active. An active lifestyle should be some type of physical activity. It is important to eat better and exercise regularly. How well you eat and exercise can establish your health now and in the future. Many factors add to a need of nutritional health in elders. Eating by yourself, eating a lot or not enough, taking medicine, suffering from constant diseases or conditions, financial difficulties, and needing help with care are just a few examples of what can affect your eating habits. Even if you are a caregiver it is important to eat foods that are nutritious and reduce any types of risks. Activities often develop within age. Different studies show that by the age of 75, one out of three men and one out of two women are not active. It has been said that physical activity can help extend and improve quality of life. It can also reduce stress and moods. Staying physically active on a regular basis can help prevent certain diseases for example types of cancer, heart disease, or diabetes and disabilities as one grow older. Exercising can even improve the organization on diseases or disabilities that people may already have.

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