Simple healthy tips for everyone

4 November 2017

  • Along with fresh veggies and fruits, eat slim meats (if you’re not vegetarian), nuts, seeds (sprouts) and salads.
  • Opt for fresh, seasonal and local produce over exotic foodstuff imported over ridiculous distances.
  •  Make sure you get a balanced diet, as often as possible
  •  Drink water – you need to stay hydrated. Not only is it good for your internal organs, it also keeps your skin healthy and lessens acne.
  • To determine your water requirement, divide your weight (in pounds) by two. This gives the daily ounce-recommendation.
  • Cut down on caffeine and caffeinated and aerated beverages.
  • Limit alcohol intake. Tobacco and drugs should be an absolute No.
  • Steer clear of sugar, stimulants and processed food.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.

 

Exercise: 

 

  • Try to get as much physical activity as you can. Skip the elevator and take the stairs, walk to the supermarket instead of hunting for parking space etc.
  • Exercise at least four days a week for 20 to 30 minutes each day. If it’s all not possible at a go, break your workouts into smaller sessions.
  • Wake up early to practice simple meditation. It harmonizes body, mind and soul. Doing household chores also counts as activity.
  • Pets can be a great source for your exercise. Especially a dog. Walking dogs, caring for them involves good amounts of physical activity.
  • If exercising alone bores you out, hook up with a partner or friend who is committed to exercise. The fun factor will also let you stay committed.
  • Exercise also works as an outlet for pent up stress. So keep exercising, especially when you’ve got work bearing down on you.

 

General Health

 

  • Get adequate rest daily. Don’t deprive yourself of sleep for extended periods of time.
  • If you’re on medication for an illness, ensure that you follow the course all the way through.
  • Skin, teeth, hair, nails are all indicators of general health. Loss of hair or lack of lustre may mean poor nutrition.
  • Make friends with your family physician. Get regular check-ups done.
  • Watch out for the signs of major illnesses, especially cancer, heart disease etc. Early detection is the key.
  • When it comes to healthy living, even little things count. Like eye health. Make sure you rest them well. They’ll serve you a long time.
  • Take care of your teeth. Dental health has been linked, among other things, to premature heart disease.
  • Try to get all your nutrition from the food you eat. If you aren’t getting it though, multivitamins and nutritional supplements are a good option.
  • Get your vitamin D from the sun. But also stay UV-protected.

 

Health and Happiness

 

  • Slow and deep breathing is a good counter to stressful situations. Practice it.
  • Surround yourself with positive energy and a strong social circle. Good vibes translates into good moods.
  • Engage in social work. Do things for the less-privileged.
  • Work on your looks, but don’t get obsessed. Pamper yourself occasionally.
  • Believe in your abilities. Work on your shortcomings. Life is a continuous self-help program.

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