We all desire a healthy body, a young and glowing skin free from any disease or ailment. It however seems quite hard to achieve the same with the present lifestyle and food habits of people. However with many cases of lifestyle related diseases coming up and people as young as 30 getting heart- attacks, it has become utmost necessary to check our lifestyles and ensure that we are following a healthy lifestyle.
Following are 10 tips to stay healthy which you can follow for better health:
Drink Lots Of Water
It is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. I would recommend you to aim for 9 or even more. Although I have been following the 8 glasses rule over the years quite religiously, I have increased it recently after meeting a friend who was operated for kidney stone problems. I thought to myself that I would never like to undergo such a trauma and guess what? I drank an entire bottle of water the moment I got up from bed the very next day.
Drinking water helps in removing toxins and other wastes from our body and keeps us fit and healthy. On the contrary if these toxins are not flushed off properly, then it may lead to various illness and other complications.
You are what you eat! As the saying goes, is really applicable in our lives. If you eat unhealthy food, you are bound to become unhealthy; If you eat healthy food, then you are on your way to become a healthy person.
Avoid having fat and stick to healthy food items including vegetables and fruits. Avoid having fast food and beverages which are loaded with calories but do not provide any nutrition. Also make sure you are having proper course and eat at the right time.
It cannot be put in words how much exercise is needed for the body. Our body produces good hormones when we exercise and there is smooth pumping of blood. It also helps in digesting food, burn calorie, increase stamina etc.
Enroll in a good fitness regime for a better health. You can also go for active sports if you don’t like routine exercise. Brisk walking and taking stairs instead of the lift are also good ways to make you healthy.
Maintaining Proper Weight
Our body is more prone to get ill if we are either underweight or overweight. It is hence quite necessary to maintain the ideal weight by exercise and diet to remain healthy. Get constant measurements using tape and weighing machines to track your progress and make sure that you are on the right path.
There has been many arguments over what is the ambient number of hours a person needs per day. It may depend on individual and life-style. It is however utmost important that you maintain a minimum of six hours of sleep. Also try to fix a proper timing for sleeping and waking up. This will maintain proper flow of hormones and give your body the much needed rest.
Reducing stress is also an important factor to stay healthy. A healthy amount of stress is needed to get things done; however an over of the same stress can lead to various mental and physical problems.
Indulge in a hobby, meet people and have casual conversations, laugh a lot, take vacation from work, take small failures in a good spirit and you can reduce your stress to considerable levels.
Go out and get some sun. Sun can help you secrete vitamin D which is quite necessary for your body. Also going out can refresh your senses and lift up your mood.
Smoking is one of the main reasons for bad health. It affects your lungs and increases your chances of getting lung related ailments and colds.
If you already don’t smoke, then it is a real good thing but in case you are, then try to quit it. It may need some will-power on your part but it ultimately will pay off with good health.
Taking a multivitamin supplement can provide you with the nutrients to your body which you may not be taking unconsciously.
Take a good multivitamin supplement which contains vitamin B and iron. However take care when you take fat soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E and K as its excess may harm you instead.
Cleanliness is also one important factor for a healthy life. By keeping a clean surrounding and clean habits, you can easily ward off various disease causing agents.
Keep your surroundings neat and clean. Make it a habit to wash your hands often. Use hand sanitizers if you are out of home.
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