The 10 Best Ways to Stay Healthy
‘Health is wealth’ is an old saying but still holds true. It is crucial for everyone to lead a healthy life. There was a time when humans were healthy but now everything has changed, due to the changes in eating patterns, lifestyle, work culture, and with the introduction of junk food. Now people are struggling to stay healthy.
However, even amidst all the adversities, one can lead a healthy life. A healthy life is a base for a happy life.
Here are 10 best ways to stay healthy:
- Drink a Lot of Water
Yes, drinking plenty of water can help you stay healthy. How, you ask? When you drink water, it flushes out toxins from your body, which is important if you want to have a healthy life. It is recommended to drink at least 8 - 10 glasses of water daily. Make sure you drink 2 glasses of warm water the first thing every morning, as well. Drinking warm water in the morning improves digestion and bowel movements.
- Exercise Daily
There are many forms of exercise, such as yoga, walking, jogging, going to the gym, swimming, power yoga, running etc., any of which you can do to stay healthy. However, it is important that you pick an exercise regime according to your body, age, and medical conditions, since there are several exercises which are prohibited in certain medical conditions.
- Have a Balanced Diet
There are lot of things to eat but that doesn’t mean that you will keep on eating. Your diet should be balanced and should contain all the essential minerals and vitamins. Food should be eaten according to the stomach and not according to the taste.
- Eat Food on Time
You should always have your food on time. Long variations in eating time can lead to several digestion related issues which further leads to many other health problems.
- Limit Consumption of Tea and Coffee
Tea and coffee should be consumed in moderation as these drinks may be good temporarily but do not provide any health benefits.
- Avoid Smoking and Drinking Alcohol
Whether you are a social drinker or smoker, or a chain smoker it doesn’t matter; as long as you are into these habits, you are affecting your health. These habits don’t take toll immediately, but they affect your health adversely in long run. In some cases, smoking can even damage your lungs or hinder their functions.
- Avoid Junk Food
Junk food may look fancy and can be very tasty, but junk is always junk and should be avoided in order to stay healthy.
- Eat Light Dinners
Make sure your dinners are light. It is also important that there is a gap of at least 2 hours between your dinner and your sleeping time. Hitting the bed immediately after your dinner is the worst habit you can have, it only leads to multiple health issues in long run.
We are in the era of pressure and stress. Hence, it is essential that we spare at least 10 – 15 minutes daily for ourselves to mediate, to go within, and be introspective. Meditation is a powerful tool which helps one to de-stress and handle the pressure of life calmly.
- Be Happy
And last but not least, be happy! Yes, it is crucial that you are happy. You may say that you are going through the worst in your life but trust me, taking stress for something you can’t help will not help you anyways, however, being happy even in the adverse situations make you strong mentally, emotionally and physically. A happy mind leads to a happy and healthy life.