Make your life healthy and happy by simply adopting some healthy habits in your daily life. So here are some tips to make your life healthy and happy.
1. Drink plenty of Water everyday:
Adults need to drink at least 1.5 litres of fluid a day! Or more if it’s very hot or they are physically active. Studies note that it can increase metabolism by 24-30% over 1-1.5 hours. This can amount to 96 additional calories burned if you drink 2 litres of water per day.
2. Eat a variety of foods :
For good health, we need more than 40 different nutrients, and no single food can supply them all. It is not about a single meal, it is about a balanced food choice over time that will make a difference!
A high-fat lunch could be followed by a low-fat dinner.
After a large meat portion at dinner, perhaps fish should be the next day’s choice?
3. Eat Nuts :
Nuts are loaded with magnesium, vitaminE ,fibre and various other nutrients. The fats in nuts are primarily monounsaturated fats, which are considered “good fats.” These fats are naturally occurring and do not pose the same health risks as saturated fats and other fats found in processed foods. The monounsaturated fats in nuts can lower your cholesterol, regulate your blood sugar and provide other valuable nutrients.
4. Exercise Regularly:
Physical activity is important for people of all weight ranges and health conditions. It helps us burn off the extra calories, it is good for the heart and circulatory system, it maintains or increases our muscle mass, it helps us focus, and improves overall health well-being.
5. Reduce salt and sugar intake:
A high salt intake can result in high blood pressure, and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Sugary drinks are among the most fattening items you can put into your body. Certain fruit juices can harm your body as it contains sugar just as soda all other cold drinks, so their small amount of antioxidants cannot reduce the harmful effects of sugar.
6. Get enough sleep:
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
7. Avoid Junk Foods:
One of the most common side-effects of consuming junk foods is increased obesity. It’s composition of loads of sugar, calories and fats contribute to weight-gain. Obesity can cause many medical issues like diabetes, joint-pain and heart diseases.
8. Learn how to manage stress:
Stress is part of life, so you must learn how to deal with it in order to keep your sanity. Discover the source of your stress to find ways to better handle it. Taking time to laugh and have fun will go a long way in staying mentally healthy. Laughter lifts moral, keeps you in a good mood and releases stress.
9. Don’t smoke:
Smoking tobacco causes NCDs such as lung disease, heart disease and stroke. Tobacco kills not only the direct smokers but even non-smokers through second-hand exposure. Currently, there are around 15.9 million Filipino adults who smoke tobacco but 7 in 10 smokers are interested or plan to quit.
10. Have regular check-ups:
Regular check-ups can help find health problems before they start. Health professionals can help find and diagnose health issues early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. Go to your nearest health facility to check out the the health services, screenings and treatment that are accessible to you.