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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
Everybody probably agrees with the above statement, but that doesn’t mean we always live according to it. We know that how we treat our bodies affects what happens to it. If we work all the time, never let ourselves rest or have a free minute, and rarely get a good night of sleep, we are sure to be worn down and exhausted, and possibly one day suffer a heart attack or develop an ulcer. On the other hand, if we sit around all day watching television and eating all sorts of sweets and junk food, we are sure to have a weak body, and probably be overweight as well. Even though we know this, it is often hard to find the motivation to lead a healthy lifestyle.Choosing an unhealthy lifestyle is a choice we cant afford to make. Because so many illnesses and diseases are directly caused by unhealthy lifestyles, they can be prevented by choosing a healthy one.
A healthy lifestyle includes a balance of nutritious foods, exercise, and plenty of rest. The human body needs food for energy.It is important to eat many different types of foods in order to get a variety of vitamins and minerals. We should get most of our energy from the first food group: breads, cereals, and grains.The second food group is fruits and vegetables. We need fresh fruits and vegetables every day in order to get enough vitamins and minerals. The third food group is dairy products,which give us calcium in order to make our teeth and bones strong. The fourth...