Not being able to pass a bowel movement more than three times in a week can be a sign that you have constipation. Constipation can be caused by bad habits such as lack of exercise, poor nutrition balance, and more. You can change your bad habits and include more healthy lifestyle habits in your daily routine.
Constipation can be an underlying cause of chronic diseases like Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and diabetes. Having a good lifestyle habit can benefit different areas of your life. Changing one small bad habit can positively affect your overall health.
A balanced diet starts with vegetables, white meat, and healthy carbs. Eating a well nutritious diet can help maintain your weight, improve your sleep quality, and lower your blood pressure.
Exercise is any movement that makes you move around, get your heart pumping, and sweat. Exercising daily can improve your strength and keep your blood flowing smoothly. Without exercise, it can increase your health risks by developing heart disease, strokes, and obesity.
Chronic diseases — such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, and heart disease — are the leading causes of death and disability. The United States spends $4 trillion (around $12,000 per person) annually on healthcare, and more than 75% went to treating the rising prevalence of chronic diseases. Fortunately, Harvard School of Public Health, and Stanford Center on Longevity’s evidence-based research proved that building healthy lifestyle habits can prevent chronic disease, extend longevity, and improve quality of life.
The Liu Charitable Foundation thus devoted the charitable Lively Habits App and a series of Lively Habits Video intended to educate, motivate, and condition personal behavior change by integrating 10 evidence-based lifestyle habits to benefit public health for a low-cost and low-maintenance healthy life. Download the Lively Habits app to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Go Lively!