Many people believe that having a healthy diet and exercising regularly are the only way to maintain a healthy lifestyle; yet, there are other factors that people should consider when trying to stay healthy other than focusing on nutrition and exercise. Malcolm Gladwell, the author of “Outliers” discovered that the people of Roseto had better health than the rest of the people in the world because of the relationships they had in town. The relationships they built made them healthier emotionally and mentally because of their sense of togetherness.
As for my health, I consider myself to be a healthy person not only because I eat right and exercise regularly, it is also from the fact that I have a great attitude and positive relationships with my friends and family which ultimately helps contribute to my health. My healthy lifestyle has a long history, it correlates with my relationships that I have with my friends who have all had a positive impact on my life.
My friends live a healthy lifestyle which is something we have in common. I consider them to be healthy because of the way they lead their life.
I never participated in drinking, smoking, or any sort of drugs that may have a bad effect on my health. With my friends also being alcohol and drugs free, it made a great continuous contribution toward my healthy lifestyle. On top of that, we also enjoy the weekly activity of bicycling around town and sometimes, a few games of basketball to keep our bodies active and in good shape. With our good health, my friends and I can ride our bicycle for many hours before we need to take a rest stop. Not only that, when we play basketball, we never get tired before the opposite team.
I have a very close relationship with my friends, so they are willing to share healthy tips that they normally would not share with other people. For example, they introduced me to vitamins they were taking such as fish oil, B12, and multi-vitamins to complete their daily nutrition that our bodies need to prevent heart disease and other diseases. By consuming such natural vitamins, I can feel more alive so I can get more chores and run more errands before feeling exhausted. Before taking vitamins, I was constantly tired all the time.
Without having good relationships with my friends and thankfully, my friends being the way they are, my health would not be as great as it is today. Aside from my friend’s roles in helping me maintain a healthy way of life, my gym membership has helped me stay healthy. I like to go to the gym because at the gym, I can lift weights and chat with others at the gym. I like to try and go to the gym at least twice a week for at least an hour each visit. My routine usually consists of forty-five minutes of weights and fifteen minutes of cardio. I enjoy going to the gym because I get to hang out with my friends and stay healthy at the same time.
The results are what I enjoy the most about the gym because when I was first started working out, I looked like I was underweight but now my weight is ideal to my height and I can bench press two times my weight. Sometimes my gym friends and I like to do activities outdoors, such as riding bikes, hiking and running. It is like I get the best of both worlds as most people know this as two birds and one stone because I get to have fun and be healthy at the same time. While I enjoy doing outdoor activities with my friends, I especially enjoy participating in outdoor activities with my family.
I enjoy spending time with my family and by combining outdoor activities and quality time together; I am able to spend my time wisely. Besides spending time outdoors, my family also encourages me to eat healthy. My mom enjoys cooking healthy and delicious meals at home. What that means is that I can eat healthy delicious foods at home rather than buying fatty processed foods outside. As a result from eating healthy, my yearly physical check-up activity levels from the doctor are all in the healthy level for blood pressure, sodium level, sugar level, and cholesterol level. From this fact, I feel that I am able to live a longer life.
Since I get the best from all three worlds, I would like to think that I am living a healthy life. My friends help contribute to my healthy lifestyle by always talking to me and giving me good advice on how to stay healthy. My family helps contribute to my healthy lifestyle by encouraging me to spend time outdoors and by cooking more healthy meals for me. My family’s and friends’ advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle is always helpful and accurate. Furthermore, by staying interested and consistent in going to the gym and exercising, I am able to maintain a healthy lifestyle and have gym buddies who are also interested in staying fit.
Like Gladwell insists, “The kind of environment you create for yourself makes a real and tangible different in your level of happiness, healthy and satisfaction. ” This is why I believe that Gladwell’s theory about the town of Roseto is correct. By having multiple facets of my life pushing me to live a healthy lifestyle, I am encouraged to do so. As an end result, I will live a healthy, longer and more fulfilling lifestyle. ? Works Cited Gladwell, Malcolm. Outliers: The Story of Success. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2008.
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