Health is defined as a general physical condition: the general condition of the body or mind, especially in terms of the presence or absence of illnesses, injuries, or impairments. The physical condition some other people have not been taken into proper account and its aftermath has led to series of problems. As short as life is, we make it shorter when we become careless. I want you reading now to keep in check of your health, and so here are five ways to help you live a good life.
- EAT WISELY
- Eat fresh foods;
Commercially packed and fast foods contain high level of sugar, salt, fat and chemicals which are causes of heart diseases, stroke, cancer and other illness.
- Do not eat too much;
World Health Organization reports a dangerous worldwide increase in over weight and obese people, often the result of overeating.
- Eat mostly plants;
Eat thorough washed fresh fruits and vegetables for snacks instead of chips or candy.
- Drink plenty water;
Water is so beneficial, so easy, so free but yet so easily overlooked. It’s really a no brainer (actually your brain is 90% water). Your body is about 70% water, the majority of your blood and every cell in your body is composed of water. Therefore, you need water to function properly. Drinking plenty will increases energy & relieves fatigue. Promote weight loss. Removes by-products of fat, reduces eating intake (by filling up your tummy if consumed prior to meals), reduces hunger (natural appetite suppressant), raises your metabolism and has zero calories. It flushes out toxins. Since your brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted. It’s a natural headache remedy.
2. TAKE CARE OF BASICS BODY NEEDS
- Get Enough Rest;
Study shows that during sleep, our body and brain repair themselves, benefiting memory and mood.
- Take Care Of Your Teeth;
Brushing your teeth after meals and especially before going to bed, will help ward off tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. It’s reported that elephant do not die of old age but that they slowly starve to death after their teeth wear down and they can no longer chew.
- Go To The Doctor;
Regular checkups from accredited health care providers can head off many serious problems.
Exercise is beneficial for everyone. Regular periods of moderate exercise a week can be very helpful. Jogging, brisk walking, biking, taking parts in active sports etc get your heart to beat faster and cause you to break to sweat. By this way it helps you improve your endurance and prevent heart attack and stroke. Combining such aerobic exercise can also strength your bones, internal muscles, limbs and help to control your weight.
4. PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
- Keep Yourself Clean;
The United States America Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports, “Hand washing, constant bathing and brushing of the teeth is the important thing that you can do to help prevent the spread of infection to stay healthy and well”. Make whatever necessary effort to keep your home/environment tidy and clear, inside and out.
- Avoid Infectious Diseases;
Blood borne diseases such as HIV/AIDs, malaria, syphilis, and brucellosis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C etc. are transmitted primarily through sexual contact and transfusion. Vaccination can help prevent some infections, but a wise person must take necessary precautions when with someone with an infectious disease.
- Avoid Injuring Yourself;
Obey safety laws when working, riding or driving. Avoid excessive sun exposure, which causes cancer and premature aging of the skin.
5. MOTIVATE YOURSELF AND FAMILY
Keep in mind a higher purpose or objective in life. Have faith in what you do. Every great achievement was once considered impossible. Always say good things to yourself. And always make good plans and target; for a target set is a target to be achieve. Don’t waste your time creating regrets, but rather invest your time creating value.