How does healthy behaviors and choices have a positive affect on your health status and unhealthy behaviors and choices negatively affect your health status?

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readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is a very practical question. There are many ways in which unhealthy behaviors affect our health in negative ways. Let me name a few of them.

One of the greatest problems in our society is overeating. We do not eat until we are no longer hungry, but we eat until we are full. This is an important distinction, because the former promotes health and the later does not. There are many health risks with overeating. In connection to this, we also eat foods that are too oily and salty. Both have a negative impact on our well being.

Another way we compromise our health is the lack of exercise. I am guilty of this as well, just like so many others. Just by exercising a little more, we can improve our wellness tremendously. Ironically, exercise will give more energy and even clear your mind.

When we make healthy choices for our bodies, we almost immediately feel the difference. Eating less meat and more vegatables with consistent exercise can do wonders. You will feel a few years younger. I know that when I do this, I feel so much better.

The most significant point to all of this is that we can actually do all of these things without too much change in lifestyle. We just need to discipline ourselves.