Healthy living should never be compromised for any reason. As the old saying goes, “health is wealth”, if you lose all your wealth someday, a healthy body and mind will still help you go through the ups and downs and struggles of life and persevere. Besides, a good health gives the mind the strength of goodness, willpower, positivity and nice feelings towards life.
To nurture good health, there are a lot of simple things you can do. Small and simple changes in lifestyle can push you miles ahead in nurturing good health. Some easy to follow Tips on Healthy Living are discussed here, to make you healthier.
Tips to stay healthy and fit
- Give your body at least 6 hours of sleep. A healthy adult should get 6 to 8 hours of sleep daily to function properly. If you are not getting adequate sleep then multiple problems of physical and mental health can develop gradually or very soon. But when you sleep right, you get the much needed physical and mental coordination and freshness to work through the day.
- Avoid lifts and escalators, and try to take stairs. Naturally it’s not recommended when you have to fly off 20 stories in your office building for a meeting or in rush hours. But whenever you can afford time, try to take the stairs for some cardiovascular action and drawing in more air and pumping more blood.
- Eat green and leafy vegetables, and fruits everyday while avoiding all processed food items. Try to make sauces and spreads, seasonings and dips at home, using natural and fresh ingredients, instead of relying on packaged products loaded with preservatives, flavors, colorings and chemicals. Eating Healthily will help you live fit and long. Processed food items are loaded with high sodium for increasing their shelf life, which impacts on kidneys and liver gradually to develop deadly diseases or unfit conditions ahead in life. Type 2 diabetes and obesity are direct byproducts of the packaged food and drinks already.
- Drink lots of water, and replace most sugary and sweetened beverages which you drink through the day with water, as much as possible. Tea and coffee are okay, but too much of tea and coffee can load your system with too much of caffeine, which is bad for heath. And too much of aerated drinks will also load the system with caffeine, and unnecessary glucose, which can convert into fat, and lead to obesity and diabetes. Water is the safest drink, and best for keeping health well. And normal room temperature water is the best to drink. To make water an interesting drink you may try infused or sparkling water also.
Do a little cardio exercise everyday to keep your heart in good health? The heart is the main organ that controls your health. The better condition it is in, the better will be your overall health. Walking, jogging, running, swimming, cycling, and free hand exercising are all forms of cardio exercises, which anyone can do.