Lifestyle Tips for a Healthy Living

February 26, 2013 Lifestyle

healthy livingEvery day we can do little things for a healthy living: from the way we breath, to the way we think. Here are a few of them:

- Breath – it’s really important to take at least 60 deep correct breaths and then release the air carefully, every day.

- Rest – try to go to sleep earlier in the evening to make sure your organs have plenty of time to recover. Adults usually need about eight hours of sleep each night.

- Make time for yourself – it doesn’t have to be much time, 20 or 30 minutes a day are enough to relieve stress.

- Exercise – Three times a week is the least we can do to make sure our heart stays healthy and we keep our muscles trained. Even if we don’t have enough time to jog or go to a gym club we can always use the time we spend in front of the TV to do core exercises or stretches.

- Drink a lot of water – at least 8 glasses of water every day, and also fresh fruit juices or tea.

- Check up your health regularly at the doctor and dentist – pay attention to your body’s signals, even if they don’t seem important, like excessive fatigue, bleeding gums or lack of appetite.

- Be positive – don’t give in to dark thoughts, try not to worry or at least limit your worries by applying a simple test: “Can I do anything about this NOW? If not, I’ll think about it when I’m able to actually do something and not merely worry about this.”

- Be more attentive to the food products you choose – don’t buy things that contain artificial ingredients.

- Don’t eat fruits immediately after your meal, as they will be processed first and the rest of the food will ferment and affect your digestion. Try to eat fruits at least ½ hour before a meal or at least 3 hours after. Do this especially if your digestion is not working very well.

- Floss – it’s a simple daily gesture that helps you prevent a great deal of trouble, from periodontal disease and gingivitis to heart attack.

- Replace unhealthy snacks with raw hazelnuts or sunflower seeds or dried fruits, instead of chips or cookies.

- And last, but not least, don’t forget to smile and spend quality time with your loved ones. It does wonders to your state of mind and physical health.