How to Improve Your Health
“Health is wealth”
You must have heard health is wealth at least a dozen times in your life.
And it’s true!
If you are not healthy you would miss out on a lot of things such as a night out due to unexpected flu caused by a weak immune system.
You would have to be extra cautious when seasons are changing. Obesity might become a friend later on because you are not into ‘healthy food’. And when you are in your sixties and seventies cancer might show up to say the final goodbye!
All of this can be prevented if you just take care of your health!
But what is health?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO):
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
if you are in good physical, mental shape and your social lifestyle is a source of satisfaction it means you are healthy. There is no doubt that we all want to live a healthy lifestyle. And small changes can make big differences.
If you start taking care of your health early on you can avoid heart diseases, strokes, cancers, and many other injuries later on.
Here are 7 seven tips to better take care of your health:
Go for Healthy Food:
Exercise and everything come later. First and foremost you need to start eating healthy food. Exercise and other physical activities won’t be of any use if you don’t put healthy food in your body.
Avoid products made out of all-purpose flour such as white bread, donuts, and pasta; instead, opt for whole-grain products. Sugary drinks, candies, chocolates, fried food, alcohol, processed food, tobacco, and drugs are a big NO-NO.
Add more grains, nuts, pulses, and vegetables (especially green vegetables) to your diet. However, you can still go for coffee!
But excess of everything is bad. Try to keep a balance in everything. Once in a while fried, processed food is fine. The same is with other unhealthy food and drinks.
Also if you are on a diet eating healthy food wont be a problem for you. You can also go for Kitogenic diet, a low carb diet that leads to more weight loss, reduces your appetite, and helps acne!
Eat on Time:
Health officials advise having a healthy breakfast and light dinner. Our stomach processing slows to 20% from its full capacity at night so it’s best to have dinner early and light.
Also if you get hungry in-between mealtime, opt for nuts and fruits instead of chips and cookies.
Get Enough Sleep:
I cannot stress enough the fact that how important sleep is.
If you sleeping early, getting up early, keeping a track of your sleep cycle, and following it your insulin resistance will be increased, appetite hormones won’t be disturbed, physically and mentally you will be refreshed.
Poor sleep can also cause obesity.
Drink More Water:
Water has many nutritional properties. Not only it increases your metabolism by 24–30% but also helps to burn calories!
An adequate amount of water also keeps your blood vessels open that allows free flow of blood throughout the body. Your joints, skin, muscles, and organs will also benefit if you drink at least 12-14 glasses of water daily.
Get into Exercise:
Like healthy food exercise will help you avoid heart diseases, strokes, cancers, and many other injuries. Exercise helps you lose weight, reduce the risks of heart diseases, maintain blood sugar and insulin levels, uplifts your mood and mental health, strengthens muscles, improves sleep, and increases your lifespan.
In addition to that, exercise also helps to quit smoking and has a positive effect on the skin.
Meditation has scientifically proven benefits. Meditation is simple but effective to lessen stress. Not only that, but meditation also improves your emotional well-being.
And with high emotional intelligence, you focus on the present instead of thinking about the past or future. Meditation has also proven to increase tolerance level, creativity, and self-awareness.
Some research suggests that meditation may help people who suffer from anxiety, asthma, depression, high blood pressure, sleep problems, and tension headaches among others.
Go For a Walk:
Most people think that exercise is enough. While to some extent that is true walk can help you in ways that exercise may not be able to. Walking can help you with mental health. It can lighten your mood and extend your lifespan.
And if you walk with a loved one or your family member it’s quality time too!
Your health is in your own hands. What you eat, how you eat, and when you eat seem like minor details and we tend to ignore them. However, bog changes come from small ones. A healthier lifestyle is only one step away.
Taking the first step is the hardest part but once you enjoy the benefits of healthier choices you would be self-motivated to do better. Start with one or two health tips and when they become a part of your daily life a habit then gradually go for others.
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