Top 5 Hobbies for Healthy Living


Having a healthy lifestyle should be a priority for everyone. However, it’s easier said than done. Most of the time, the everyday rhythm of life swipes us off our feet, often making it difficult to maintain our healthy habits and take proper care of ourselves.

For example, one habit that is among the hardest to keep is going to the gym. Apart from being time-consuming, regularly attending on-site workouts is also an unpleasant activity for many, despite it being extremely beneficial for our bodies.

However, there is a workaround that can help us achieve our healthy lifestyle goals without having to sleep at the gym or dread every moment we choose to do it. And the solution lies in hobbies!

Fitness expert Anthony J. Yeung of Eat This, Not That, recommends five hobbies that we can start practicing in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle in a pleasant way and with a minimum of effort.

  1. Cooking

Apart from being a pleasant activity in itself, choosing to cook and learning how to do it will allow you to better control the food you consume. In this way, you can choose the ingredients and will always know what you are eating.

  1. Hiking

If you’re looking for a fun way to include physical movement in your life, hiking will not only give you that, but will also guarantee some quality time spent in nature, enjoying the fresh air and beautiful sceneries.

  1. Reading

For the health of your brain, the healthiest hobby you can pick up is reading. It is proven to help release stress and even decrease blood pressure, having similar effects as a 30-minute yoga session.

  1. Dancing

While being a good way to get in some movement in your routine, dancing is also an extremely fun and popular activity, that can also contribute to improving coordination, flexibility and balance.

  1. Yoga

The practice of yoga is not only healthy for your body, but also for your mind. It can help you relax and reduce anxiety, as well as tone and strengthen your muscles.

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Irina Aurelia
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