Good health isn’t just about good lifestyle or having a good personality — it’s also about having a positive mind, healthy eating habits, and a healthy lifestyle. In this article, we will share some amazing health tips to live a healthier life. Bookmark this post and save the tips, as they will be helpful for living a better life.
1. Drink more water
As all of us know what all minerals water has. Water is very rich in minerals and essential for our body to function. Do you know over 60% of our body is made up of water? Water is needed to carry out body functions, remove surplus, and carry nutrients and oxygen around our body. Since we lose water daily through urine, bowel movements, liquid, and breathing, we need to replenish our water intake.
Besides, drinking water helps in losing weight. The researchers are certain of that it’s because drinking more water helps fill your stomach, making you less hungry and less likely to overeat.
The quantity of water you intake depends on your age, weight, humidity level, and your physical activity. There used to be a recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water, but in 2004 this recommendation was removed and healthy adults are recommended to use dehydration to determine their fluid needs. Accept in mind that food intake donates to our fluid intake too — fruits, soups, juices have high water content. How to tell if you need water: if you have dry lips, dry mouth, or little urination, you’re probably not hydrated enough. Go get some water first before you continue reading this article!
2. Get enough sleep
When you don’t rest well, you compensate by eating more — usually junk food. Get enough rest and you don’t need to snack to stay awake. Researchers recommend at least 8 hours of sleep daily. You must sleep for 6-8 hours regularly to keep yourself charged up in the morning. You can also take an afternoon nap of about 15-20 minutes which will also lessen your lethargy and exhaustion.
Meditation soothes your mind and calms your soul. Sit every day for about 15-20 minutes in silence by closing your eyes and inhaling a deep breathe in and exhaling the breath slowly and gradually. Repeat this for about 10 to 15 times and observe every incoming and outgoing breath. You will observe a calm and peaceful mind by repeating this for a couple of days.
You can also learn various meditation techniques offered by various meditation centres/organisations which will guide you how to meditate and what all practices you can follow.
Also, you can download various guided meditation techniques online which will be helpful.
4. Prepare your meals
Whenever you can, try to prepare your own meals. When you prepare your meals, you control what goes into them, rather than picking between sub-optimal choices in a restaurant. Get quality kitchen equipment — it will be your best investment ever. Having a blender makes it a breeze to make your fruit/vegetable juices! Having a small oven makes baking and heating food so easy. According to your taste and preferences, you can prepare you to meal yourself without adding any additional preservatives.
Movement is life. The study has shown that exercising daily brings marvellous benefits to our health, including a rise in life expectancy, lowering of risk of diseases, higher bone density, and weight loss. Increase physical activity in your life. Pick walking over transport for close distances. Climb the stairs instead of taking the lift. Join an aerobics class or any Zumba or dance class. Spend more time doing activities which involve physical body movement. This will decrease the laziness in your body.
6. Eat fruits
Fruits have a load of vitamins and minerals. Do you know that oranges offer more health benefits than Vitamin C pills? Satisfy your palate with these nutritious fruits: Watermelon, Apricots, Avocado (yes, avocado is a fruit!), Apple, Cantaloupe, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Guava, Papaya, Strawberries. If you aim to consume a lot of fruits in one go, consume fruit with some fats — such as a dressing, almond butter, olive oil, or avocado — to reduce the glycaemic load.
7. Avoid passive smoking
Second-hand smoking (breathing in air from smokers) roots many of the same long-term diseases as direct smoking. Did you know? According to the CDC (centres for Disease Control and Prevention), there is no risk-free level of passive smoking; even brief exposure can be harmful to health. Get away from smokers and avoid cigarette smoke where you can.
8. Enrich your diet
Food which is rich in Vitamins/Minerals, Prebiotic Food, Wild Fermented Food. Foods with certain vitamins/minerals may be uncommon in your diet. Understand the gaps and address them via your diet. If not possible, take supplements to address these gaps.
9. Get out more often. If you have a 9-5, chances are you spend much of your time holed up in the office and not a lot of time going out and having fun. During weekends, you’re probably busy with work or running errands. Make a point to go out with your friends at least once a week. Get some sun. Go out and have a change of environment. It’ll be great for your body and soul.
Which health tips are most applicable for you right now? These are timeless tips, so bookmark this article and integrate these tips into your life. Share these tips with your family and friends to help them stay healthy.