It’s a tough world out there when you brace yourself for the survival of the fittest competition. We have to be in top shape, in perfect condition, and must be able to work wonders in order to function well in our activities of daily living. But all of these would not be possible if we are not fit and healthy. It has been a fact, and will always be a fact that every person on this planet needs to be healthy in order to function to our highest and optimum potential. In other words, we have to stay healthy as much as possible.
There are so many ways to stay healthy. To achieve this, here are some of the tips that can be followed easily to achieve that ideal healthy lifestyle for a longer and happier lifetime.
Exercise. It is essential for every human being to exercise every day, thus making it one of the most important ways to stay healthy. It’s good to get out and sweat those toxins off our body and keep our blood well-circulated inside. If you are not up to a 30-minute jog early in the morning, you can always do a bit of brisk walking at the park, while taking in Mother Nature’s fresh air and admiring the incredible view surrounding you. Not only are you exercising your body, but also your mind – you are mentally conditioning and preparing yourself for the day ahead. Having done this, nothing wrong could ever go your way. Also, you can always go to the gym during your extra time and have yourself guided with a personal instructor to help you gain those muscular features for a fit and sexier you.
Healthy, balanced diet. Admit it, you’ve always indulged yourself over a couple of fries and staggering stacks of burgers and donuts from your favourite fast-food restaurants just around the corner. Remember that what you’re taking in are very rich in fat, cholesterol, sugar and many other substances that are really good in making you sick and develop life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, and worse, heart attack. Would you want this to happen at an early age like yours? Start changing your diet this instant and spoil yourself instead with salads and organic foods that are not only healthy to your body, but also delicious and appetizing to your taste buds. Don’t know where to start? How about a rambunctious Caesar salad glazed with honey-mustard dressing and topped with fresh berries and fruit bits? Instead of frying your food, go ahead and experiment other forms of cooking such as steaming, grilling or baking to avoid fats and oils.
Not too much caffeine. Not even alcohol. For coffee drinkers out there, it’s about time to refrain from drinking too much coffee. A cup a day can be tolerated, but beyond that, it is not at all advisable. Too much caffeine can cause insomnias, restlessness and irritability, muscle tremors, and nervousness. Too much alcohol, on the other hand, has also its ending terms. If you drink too much, there is a danger that you’ll with acute alcohol intoxication. With this condition, you are at risk for coma or death. Would you want to drink more?
Drink 100% fruit juices instead. Even some processed fruit juices sold at the market would not pass for the ideal healthy drink, so be wary of the labels and nutrition facts to make sure that you are getting the vitamins and minerals needed for your body. To eliminate this hassle, why not just buy a basket of fresh fruits and whip yourself up with a fruit shake with you blender at home? Not only could you save up, you could also get to choose and decide your own fruit combo to satiate your taste buds and nutrient-thirsty cells. Fruit juices are already rich in simple sugars, so there is no need to add sweeteners. Just keep it simple and fresh. Less is more.
Eat frequent but small feedings. Don’t skip meals. This way, you won’t have your stomach working overtime. This also ensures that what you have eaten is being digested properly and that all of the essential nutrients are being absorbed inside your small intestines. Thus, it is important to chew your food properly and savour the flavour. What’s the rush? Eating with proper mastication and swallowing food directing without munching can upset your stomach, causing you indigestion. On the other hand, it is also important to not skip any meal. Skipping a meal is not a solution to your diet. By missing a meal, you are depriving yourself of nutrients, and most importantly, the energy your body needs in order to function well. Make sure that your meal consists of nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, essential fats, vitamins and minerals.
Make sure that your food is rich in fibre. Fibre helps in cleaning out your digestive system, most especially inside the small and large intestines. It adds to the bulkiness in your faces, and without this, you’d be having a hard time conceiving at the throne. Constipation is what we call the passage of hard stools from the body, and if this goes on for a long period, this may cause complications to the body. If body wastes are not eliminated, this could lead to demise. Be sure to have regular elimination of your body wastes daily, to keep you clean, fresh and well-rejuvenated and balanced.
Never forget to quench your thirst. It is clearly important to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. That line that people usually tell you that says, ‘Drink 8 glasses of water a day,’ is not a lie. Having yourself well-nourished and well-hydrated with water helps keep your body in a state of homeostasis or balance. Proper hydration flushes out toxins and unwanted components of the body, and keeps you cool for the rest of the day. It prevents you from getting heat strokes especially on very hot days, and keeps your body cells bouncing with joy.
These tips are just a few of the hundred tips that you can apply to your daily living. With these tips, you are slowly paving your way to a healthier lifestyle. Having achieved these ways to stay healthy, you are indeed guaranteed with a happier, longer life.