5 ways to live a healthier lifestyle

Here are five ways to live a healthier lifestyle:

1.  Diet.

Eat plenty of fresh, non-processed foods, drink 64 ounces of water daily, and limit caffeine and alcohol intake.

2.  Exercise.

Get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity weekly, or 30 minutes most days. Also, get two-to-three 20-30 minute weekly strength training sessions, focusing on major muscle groups.

3.  Sleep.

Try to get 7-8 hours every night and try to keep a regular sleep-wake cycle – go to bed and get up at the same time every day.

4.  Socialization.

It reduces stress and anxiety and improves mental functioning – and that helps guard against depression, heart disease and dementia.

5.  Have a primary care physician.

Annual visits are important for all ages because they are intended to detect disease early before it leads to serious consequences.

These are really the basics, the foundation for good health.