What Is the Meaning of Lifestyle?

The “Collins English Dictionary” defines “lifestyle” as a set of attitudes, habits or possessions associated with a particular person or group. Your lifestyle can be healthy or unhealthy based on your food choices, activity level and behavior. A positive lifestyle can bring you happiness, while a negative lifestyle can lead to sadness, illness and depression.

In a 2009 issue of the “Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance,” Dr. Jeffrey Cherubini states that happiness refers to three paths or pursuits: the pleasant life, the engaged life and the meaningful life. When blended together, psychologists believe that happiness can be achieved. This newfound happiness can change your attitude and inspire you to make better decisions regarding your health and behavior. Exercise can be used as a gateway to achieving a positive lifestyle. Dr. Mark Anshel, author of “Applied Exercise Psychology” reveals that physique self-esteem is related to exercise participation. A higher physique self-esteem can lead to greater self-confidence and motivation to live a healthier lifestyle. Incorporate at least 20 minutes of exercise into your daily routine. Take a short walk in the neighborhood, attend an exercise class, or plan a hike with friends.