You may often ponder over what’s healthier for you. Don’t you? For some people, it’s tough to live a healthy life. Also, when it comes to examining which food has most nutrients or is organic, that also becomes difficult to understand.

For all these thoughts, the answer is quite simple. Both physical and healthy eating leads to a better lifestyle. Let’s take a sneak peek of how eating healthy can be more effective for you.

Eating Healthy

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Nevertheless healthy eating comes with many benefits. It maintains a healthy body weight which decreases the risk of many chronic diseases and body ache.  Additionally, healthy meals also save your time, it can be prepared in less than 20 minutes, unlike unhealthy meals. Sounds interesting, right?

It’s a myth that healthy eating is expensive. Also, anyone can prepare or eat healthy foods as it doesn’t require special kitchen equipment. The main pros of healthy eating is, that it keeps your blood sugar level well-maintained and gives you a very positive feeling.

Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit found that lack of proper diet caused at least 30% of all cancers in Western Countries. Reconsider this fact and start maintaining a healthy diet.


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If you compare exercise with healthy eating, there is a primary benefit of exercise, it burns calories. It is considered as one of the efficient ways to burn calories. People who have more muscle mass tend to have a higher resting metabolic rate in that way they burn more calories while resting.

Exercise can be one’s hobby too, adding fun element for them. But this doesn’t apply to eating. Exercise can build up your muscles and bring your body in a well-toned shape. But exercise alone cannot guarantee you an ideal weight. There are many people who work out but don’t eat healthy can still be overweight.

Exercise need more time and money. A person has to take out time from their busy schedule to plan a workout. Not to mention, not everyone can work out. People with a disability or any medical condition are unable to exercise.

Healthy Eating vs. Exercise

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Although, exercise and healthy eating give each other tight competition. But the winning crown goes to Healthy eating. There are many people who can’t maintain a healthy weight despite being active because they lack in eating healthy meals while Vegetarians are more likely to have lower BMI than non-vegetarians.

Physical activity and low body weight lead to a long and healthy life. Even the gym instructors advise to pay more attention to diet rather than lifting heavy weights at the gym because diet plays a part of 80% and exercise is based on rest of the 20%.

Ardyce Yik, a registered naturopath at the Integrated Medicine Institute in Central, Hong Kong elaborates this 80/20 rule is indeed accurate and recommended by most of the nutritionist. However, if you can keep a good balance between both then there’s nothing stopping you to live a long and healthy life.


Now that you know all of these facts, wouldn’t you pursue a healthy eating too?