Healthy Lifestyles: What They Are And How To Live Them!
LIFESTYLE refers to the four stages of a person’s development, which are Childhood, Adult, Marriage, and Retirement. Lifestyle is the general attitudes, interests, behaviors, and orientations of an adult, group, or society. The word was first introduced by Austrian psychiatrist Alfred Adler in his 1930 book, The Case of Miss R. with the description of “the basic personality of a person as set early in life”. The theories of this movement were expanded upon by American psychiatrist, Philip Zimbardo, in his book called, prisons of hate.
In a nutshell, LIFESTYLE is about habits and behaviors that we develop over the course of our lives. This includes the way we think, act, communicate, make decisions, decide on important issues, adjust, adapt, or discard self-destructive behaviors. One of the biggest factors of why people stay with the same partner for a long period of time is due to LIFESTYLE. It fosters a feeling of security, safety, togetherness, and belongingness to a group or community. A study was done recently on a married couple who completes a course in which they undergo a number of lifestyle changes.
The study found that there was a remarkable difference between their first meeting and the last few events they attended. The subjects stated that they felt more comfortable after the first visit and even became friends. During the course, the best lifestyle photography session was chosen by all of them. They were interviewed regarding their satisfaction with each event and they also felt happy and relieved about all the changes they had undergone through the course.
Adorno’s concept of mass culture as the source of our societal problems and concerns has become one of the most influential theories in the field of aesthetics. For Adorno, our lives are governed by a series of different “lifestyles.” He believed that these different lifestyles can be seen at the level of individual personality. This goes hand-in-hand with his theory about mass culture being an obstacle to progress.
In his book, Theory of Style, Adorno suggested that the key to aesthetic appreciation is understanding the differences among various lifestyles. This is because although we have similar cultural, linguistic, and historical roots, we live very different lives. Even within our own culture and language, there are many differences in our lifestyles. There are westerners who are christened, but practice Protestantism, while Asians may be christened, but engages in Buddhism. Aesthetic appreciation is very difficult for an outsider to understand because it is based on his interpretation of the different cultures and lifestyles. He believes that we need to break free of the constraints of his concept of “lifestyle,” and create our own unique, yet common sense and rationalistic approach to existence.
A healthy lifestyle should be a way of living that is comfortable, yet productive. Adorn your body with clothing that fits you well, but is not restrictive in terms of comfort. You do not have to follow the exact lifestyle that your parents or grandparents followed, just because you think it is fashionable. Be free to adopt new lifestyles and beliefs, but remember that these must still fit in with your healthy lifestyle choices.