Hi I'm Stella Metsovas and today we're talking about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The first and definitely most important advantage is disease prevent, yes, disease prevention. Did you know that people in rural villages rarely suffered from the devastating consequences of modern disease? We all know you are what you eat and each region of the world has its own twist on cuisine based on what they had around them millennia ago like the Icarians, the Cretans, the Okinawans, they are perfect examples of health and longevity. The Mediterranean diet is constantly being hailed as one of the healthiest and finest options out there. People all over the world wish to learn the secret to the long lived vitality and it seems to be found in the Mediterranean inspired meal. The ingredients have been linked to lower levels of cancer, obesity, heart disease and Alzheimer's just to name a few of major diseases we know of today. Second is an increased energy and vitality so regular exercise and movement, the key word is movement, okay, so moving throughout the day by living a healthful lifestyle also plays a role in increasing energy levels and reducing fatigue. Third is healthy weight. Healthy lifestyle choices can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and improve overall health and well being and finally, overall health and happiness, your mood is so important to your overall health right? So your metal health depends upon your healthy lifestyle choices more than you know. Keeping your diet in check by consuming ingredients like those found again, yes, in the Mediterranean diet and keeping overall carbohydrates low according to your lifestyle demands and constant movement throughout the day, keeps your mood and brain happy and balanced.