For those amongst us who work most weeks, or even who might lead a hectic existence back at home, the thought of being away on a vacation break topping up a tan – or a glass – by the side of the pool, being entertained and waited upon or even partaking a little of the local culture in some faraway place is an alluring one for sure. Throw in the prospect of some serious summer sunshine in place of the drab and uncertain grey aspect of a Northern European mid-season and the whole prospect transforms itself from the desirable into the irresistible.A holiday, or vacation, can take on a good many forms. For some the idea of pitching a tent in some mud coated field full of cows and unexplained holes in the ground is the perfect antidote to their hectic existence back at home. For others it is a caravan, static or mobile, with the freedom to cook whatever one likes whenever one is hungry and to wash one’s own clothes in the sink whenever they require washing.
Indeed today’s caravans, resplendent with their electronic appliances, en suite bathrooms and space to spare are an altogether different affair to the caravans of old – tiny, with no washing or bathroom facilities and a bench for a bed. For others still it is a drive to the coast, a modest hotel by the Way mouth seafront and afternoons playing prize bingo or eating chips or seafood whilst strolling along the seafront and staring out into the wild yonder. The halter skeeter and the amusement arcade, the unmistakable aroma of fresh fish and the sun bearing down on the warm sand join to create a family vacation unique to its kind.
With the increased understanding of our bodies that we have gained from science over the past few decades, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are becoming more apparent, along with the reasons why we should detoxify the body at least once a year to remove harmful bacteria, and even worms, from our digestive system. For people of all ages, weights, and abilities the benefits of a healthy lifestyle are endless. But for now let’s look at eight simple benefits of a healthy lifestyle.Good Health is not something that you buy from a drug store or a department store, but can be achieved by practicing collective patterns of health-related behavior, based on choices made from available options. Following this logic, if you wish to realize the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, you have to repeat some healthy pattern as a part of your daily or weekly activities, some patterns like eating right and exercising. Other benefits includes: Reduced health care costs, reduced illness and injuries, reduced doctors visit, Keeps you employed and improved employee/employer relations.Managing your weight is the key to attaining all of the health benefits of a Healthy Lifestyle. A weight reduction of just 10 percent will significantly reduce risk of heart disease and other obesity-related illnesses.
The second leading contributing factor to many childhood diseases such as orthopedic disorders, sleep apnea, type II diabetes mellitus, asthma, high blood pressure and cholesterol, skin disorders, emotional and psychosocial problems (Spigel, 2002), and many more. Weight-bearing exercise such as walking and strength training helps slow the onset of and/or prevent osteoporosis and some research shows that participating in such activities can actually build bone density and begin to reverse the disease. Other benefits are: Weight reduction, reduced tension and stress, improved well-being, Enhanced self-image and self-esteem and improved physical function.
Lifestyle is a term to describe the way a person lives, which was originally coined by Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler in 1929. The current broader sense of the word dates from 1961. A set of behaviors, and the senses of self and belonging which these behaviors represent, are collectively used to define a given lifestyle. The term is defined more broadly when used in politics, marketing, and publishing. A lifestyle is a characteristic bundle of behaviors that makes sense to both others and oneself in a given time and place, including social relations, consumption, entertainment, and dress. The behaviors and practices within lifestyles are a mixture of habits, conventional ways of doing things, and reasoned actions.A lifestyle typically also reflects an individual’s attitudes, values or worldview. Therefore, a lifestyle is a means of forging a sense of self and to create cultural symbols that resonate with personal identity. Not all aspects of a lifestyle are entirely voluntarism. Surrounding social and technical systems can constrain the lifestyle choices available to the individual and the symbols she/he is able to project to others and the self. There are many lifestyle factors that can impact a person’s health, such as nutrition, amount of sleep, mental stress, tobacco use, and exercise. A study in the May issue of the Journal of Period ontology identifies lifestyle factors that have the most impact on periodontal health.
The study followed a group of 219 factory workers in Japan from 1999 to 2003 in an attempt to evaluate the effect of different lifestyle factors on the progression of periodontal diseases. Each worker was evaluated on a list of the following lifestyle factors: physical exercise, alcohol consumption, tobacco use, hours of sleep, nutritional balance, mental stress, hours worked and eating breakfast. The study found that the number one lifestyle factor that independently impacted the progression of periodontal disease was smoking; hours of sleep closely followed. Over 41% of study participants who showed periodontal disease progression from 1999 to 2003 were current smokers.