Being healthy should be part of your overall lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent chronic diseases and long-term illnesses. Feeling good about yourself and taking care of your health are important for your self-esteem and self-image. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by doing what is right for your body. If you are not fit and healthy you may experience unhappiness with your professional, social and personal life which may prohibit your ability to enjoy any of your accomplishments.