This is a simple phrase but its meaning is very deep. We should always keep in mind that health, good health, is the most valuable and precious possession for any and every individual. Being healthy is a lot more than eating right and doing exercises, it’s about creating a balance in your physical, mental and spiritual states.
We must bear in mind that to be healthy, one has to be ready for the activities that will usher in a permanent lifestyle change. Here are a few starter tips to having a healthier lifestyle.
- GET ENOUGH SLEEP:
An adult should have at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep per day. People who don’t get enough rest tend to compensate by eating more -usually junk food. Also, getting enough rest keeps you refreshed and focused during the day so your mental state isn’t a mess.
- ENRICH YOUR DIET:
Chip in a little of each of the nutrients in your meals to make sure it balanced. Become buddies with your fruit and veggies, they’re what keeps you healthy.
- GO FOR ROUTINE CHECKUPS:
Blood tests for blood sugar, vitamins, and minerals, along with urine tests are standard tests you should take regularly. More elaborate tests like breast examination, mammograms (for women), PAP smear (for women), etc, should be done at the recommended intervals. It gives you a breath of relief, knowing you have a clean bill of health. Some diseases don’t show up in terms of symptoms until it is too late.
Research has shown that exercising daily brings tremendous benefits to our health, including an increase in lifespan, lowering the risk of diseases, higher bone density and weight loss. Increase locomotive activity – walking short distances instead of taking an auto-mobile, take stairs instead of the lift. Movement is life.
- REDUCE ALCOHOL INTAKE:
Like caffeine, alcohol is a diuretic. Not only that, but alcohol is repeatedly proven to have negative effects on our health and body, impacting the proper functioning of our brain, liver, lungs, and other major organs. If you drink alcohol regularly, it’s time to cut it out, or at the very least, reduce your consumption.
A healthy life, is a wealthy life. Choose not to spend your savings at the hospital, adopt a healthier lifestyle today and we’ll be with you every step of the way!