The Mediterranean Diet is much more than a mere healthy and tasty dietary pattern. Rather than focusing on individual ‘superfoods,’ it is the overall approach and combination of lifestyle practices and foods that identify it and make it so healthy and famous.
One can summarize these lifestyle practices in a single moto:
Of course, everybody would argue that today’s careers and professional obligations consume most of our time. But, unfortunately, that is not enough hours in a day to allow us to live our lives to the fullest.
As with many goals, adopting new habits and making lifestyle changes and behavior can be tough to begin with, and stick with them. But building those habits one step at a time guarantees long-term success. When one change becomes automatic, you can continue adding others.
Following the Mediterranean way of eating is a good start point. It is straightforward to adopt, and it is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, unrefined grains, olive oil, herbs, and spices. At the same time, it is low in added sugars and saturated fats.
The Mediterranean lifestyle also recommends being physically active with moderate daily activity. It is well known that this type of activity is beneficial for fitness. It also lowers the overall stress levels.
Another essential part of the Mediterranean Lifestyle is close relationships with friends and family. Interaction with people close to us and being an active part of a community contribute to the overall health and wellbeing and help drive a better, more productive, and happier life.
Enjoying life to the fullest is not only traveling to exotic destinations, dining at high-end restaurants, etc. It is the ability to enjoy life’s simple things: a walk on the beach, or nature in general, or reading a good book while enjoying a cup of tea and finding time to relax.
To summarize, the simple principles that constitute the moto
- Eat Healthily,
- Daily Moderate Physical Activity,
- Close Relationship With Friends and Family,
- Laugh Often,
- Enjoy The Simple Things In Life,
- Find Time To Relax,
- Be productive.
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