Healthy Lifestyle Choices

2094 Words Aug 30th, 2012 9 Pages
We all have some choices to make in our everyday lives. Our decisions have an impact on our well-being and overall health. We, as individuals, have to make sure we are making the right ones.

Choice # 1: To be physically active
To stay physically active during the summer, I went to the gym around two times a week, I swam whenever I got the chance, and I played different sports at the park like soccer, tennis and basketball. Ever since school started, the amount of physical activity and exercise I get has considerably dropped. In fact, the only exercise I get is at the gym twice a week and on my Friday after noon gym classes! That amounts to about 210 minutes of physical activity a week. The reason for such minimal exercise is that with
…show more content…
‘’ Get moving! Regular physical exercise is good for your whole body and especially your lungs. Exercise makes your lungs stronger and better at giving your body the oxygen it needs. It also helps to boost your body fight germs that could make you sick.’’ Choice # 5: To consume alcohol in moderation I drink alcohol more or less twice a month, maybe more during the holiday season and the summer. Some of my consumptions are enough to loosen me up while others are far from it. My consumptions usually are moderate except for some rare occasions. On the B.R.A.D site under ‘’Facts’’, there is a list of health consequences related to alcohol consumption. Here are two examples: ‘’1. Moderate use (2-3 drinks) can also result in depleted aerobic capacity and negative impact on endurance for up to 48 hours after the last drink has been consumed. 2. A daily glass of wine will add 10 pounds per year ’’ The site also has tips on how to control your blood alcohol concentration. These tips include allowing time between drinks and avoiding alcohol consumption on an empty stomach. Choice # 6: To ensure your personal safety I do not wear a helmet while rollerblading, cycling, or skateboarding mainly because I do not own one and because I feel like I look like a child when I wear a helmet. On another note, while on the Internet, I barely ever give out personal information unless it’s for purchases

More about Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Open Document