We as students in Malaysia lead really hectic lives, what with regular schooling, compulsory extra-curricular activities, piles of homework and tuition. Sometimes it seem that there is never enough time to get everything done, so some of us resort to skipping meals or burning the midnight oil. This is not a healthy trend because, although it seems as if our bodies can take it, there will be serious repercussions when we are older. It is therefore important to maintain a healthy lifestyle now so that we can enjoy things in the present as well as later.
The first step towards being healthy is to take regular and balanced meals. Many of us skip breakfast because we wake up too late to eat it. Everyone should eat meals, at least twice a day, which have just the right quantity of all seven food groups. We should eat more whole wheat grains, fruits, vegetables and fish. Decrease intake of animal protein and fats. Remember to drink plenty of water every day. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is necessary to develop good dietary habits.
Secondly, a healthy lifestyle means regular exercise. This is not true as physical fitness is essential in building up our stamina and strength. A short 20-minutes session everyday is enough. If you like, you can walk briskly with your friends and chat at same time. Exercise also helps to relieve stress. It is important to choose a form of exercise you enjoy. People who are fit enjoy life more because they can join in all kind of activity. We should work hard and play hard too. Also, never skimp on your sleep. Go to bed early and wake up early. Most of us need about seven to eight hours of sleep. Sleep is necessary to recharge your body especially if you have been working it hard. Developing good health habits is important if you want to keep healthy.
Last but not least, maintaining a healthy lifestyle means keeping away from unhealthy habits such as smoking, excessive alcohol intake, indulging in drugs or...