Which one would you choose to change to keep healthy?
1. The kind of food you eat
2. The amount of exercises you do
3. The amount of stress you withstand
Health is one of the main concerns of people all over the world, since without good health, people will find it hard to enjoy life, let alone fulfilling their responsibility in the society. But people’s ideas vary when come to the topic of how to maintain good health. Some people prefer to change the food they eat, so that they could feel good about themselves, while others may argue that doing more exercise is much better, as it can consume the extra calories. However, from my perspective, reducing stress that people withstand is the best way to keep healthy.
To begin with, it is not easy to change the food people eat. Most people have to study in school or work in companies. Therefore, what they can eat at lunch greatly depends on what is being offered in the neighborhood. It is because students or office staff often only have about one hour at noon which is only enough for them to go to some places nearby. If they are lucky enough to have healthy food restaurant around, like vegetables, they could have a better chance to carry out this method. But most people are surrounded by various kinds of junk food, since junk food is usually tastier and more attractive. Therefore, people couldn’t be expected to change the food they eat easily. In addition, even though they do manage to change somehow, they couldn’t ensure that they could eat regularly with a lot of stress and they tend to have meals at odd hours, which is definitely not beneficial to their health.
Moreover, people may give up changing the amount of exercise soon. People have tons of work or study assignments every day, and thus they have lots of stress, which means they usually barely have time to complete all the required tasks at work or in school. In this case, even though they want to do more exercises every day, they wouldn’t have time to. For example, a person may have to go to work at 8 in the morning and come back home at 7 in the afternoon. He/she may even have to continue to work after reaching home until late. In this case, even though he/she decides to increase the amount of exercise for the sake of health, stress may make him/her give up after even the first try.
Furthermore, reducing stress could help people get better sleep. With so much stress resulting from tons of work or assignments, people could hardly get enough sleep at night. For example, because people have to get up early and stay up late for assignments or projects, on average, people in the city could only get 5 to 6 hours sleep per night, which is not really sufficient to maintain good health, since night time is critical to the recovering of vital organs. However, reducing stress could offer people more sleep at night and thus having better health.
Since it is hard to change the food people eat and the amount of exercises people do, reducing stress is the best way for people to stay healthy.