Health is an important factor of life, and is directly related to happiness. If you feel fit, healthy, and in shape then you will feel more confident in yourself, and more able to perform well at work, and during play. It is always a good idea to work at bettering your health, so with that in mind, here are six health improvements that you can make right now:
Do More Exercise
Top of the list, and available to you right now, is exercise. You know that it is good for your health, and it really needs no justification. You can catch some exercise in whatever way you choose. A brisk walk is considered one of the healthiest ways to gain exercise, and you can do it sustainably every day. More strenuous exercise may be sought after by those who are on a serious weight loss mission, or who want to improve their health or muscle functioning.
There are many reasons to do more exercise, many motives for doing so, and many options. Here are a few ideas; go to the gym, jog in the park, walk up a hill, go swimming, take up a sport, walk the dog, walk to the shops rather than driving, play with your kids, take up a fitness or yoga class. Whatever you choose, have fun, and enjoy the instant health benefits that exercise brings.
Eat More Fruit And Vegetables
This is pretty self-explanatory; you should try to eat a variety of fruit and vegetables every day, at least the five that are recommended, but probably more like ten different types. They are full of vitamins and rich in nutrients, providing everything your body needs. You will never be healthy of a meat and potato diet, so find your own ways to include plenty of wholesome food in your diet; learn to cook and make use of healthy veggies, and use fruit for yummy deserts.
Drink More Water
A massive 90% of the human body is made up of water, and therefore it is crucial that you drink plenty of it everyday. It is also shocking how few people tend to drink enough. Three liters a day is recommended, and more is needed in very hot climates, or where exercise causes exertion. It is fairly easy to drink more water, and will make an immediate and noticeable difference to your health. If you struggle with tap water, because your area is heavily chemically treated, then consider drinking spring water.
Eliminate Toxic Foods
As well as eating healthy foods, you would be well advised to avoid eating unhealthy foods, or to restrict your intake of them to special treats. You certainly shouldn’t be living off them and expecting to be healthy. Foods that are high in saturated fat, sugar, salt, carbs, and are low in nutritional value are not worth eating, and some chemical additives are poisonous, and can cause allergic reactions.
Try to avoid the major culprits; highly processed packaged food, frozen ready meals, fast food outlets, crisps and other unhealthy snacks, and fizzy drinks.
One way to get more of the healthy stuff, is to juice. Juicing helps you to slam down ten portions of super healthy fruit, veg, nuts, oats, and you can add delights like cinnamon, ginger, cocoa nibs, and more. A cup of freshly made healthy juice is a great breakfast, and can make for a filling and nutritious snack during the day.
You will be happy to know that the final tip is one that tells you to relax more. Stress is a huge trigger of illness, and fatigue, and can affect the nervous system and immune system in negative ways, making you vulnerable to bad health. There is one cure for stress that beats all others, and that is to relax more. Always make sure you wind down after a hard day at work, try not to rush anything that you don’t have to, and always give yourself time to physically and mentally pamper and recover.