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Searching for a healthy lifestyle in the city

BEIRUTMarch 30, 2017

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than five persons in ten live today in urban areas and this number will increase to seven persons in ten by 2050. If no changes are to be done by that time, we will have to face serious costs in health.

Today, living in a city is affecting our health. The use of the car led citizens to adopt a sedentary lifestyle, which increased the risk of obesity and chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.

It is therefore eminent to start searching for a healthy lifestyle, while staying in the city. Moving to the suburbs in not a solution, however, changing your daily habits is.

Hitting a gym near you, with your friends, working out at home, or even short walks in the afternoon are essential to both your body and your mental health. You can have a walk in Ashrafieh when the weather permits. Especially in Spring, while it's not too hot nor rainy. Define a nice itinerary in the neighborhood, and follow it several times a week, walking at a good pace.

Improving your physical activity will reward your state of mind.

Have a strong will, start working out. You will not only have a healthy body, but also a healthy mind, fresh and stress free, all of that in the city