Hello guys, welcome to Medical Advice Channel. Today am going to share with you great tips to help you live a healthy lifestyle easily. Living a good lifestyle is very important as it will help you keep good physical and mental health. Therefore it is very important to keep a healthy lifestyle as it will help prevent you from getting and developing long chronic conditions. Not only that, but you will also have high self-esteem and self-image. Now you have to note that a healthy lifestyle does not necessarily mean physical fitness.
What to do to live a healthy lifestyle easily.
If you want to be a well-rounded, healthy individual, here are a couple of staying healthy tips that may help you do just that:
Maintain a regular exercise routine
By this, I don’t mean that you have to go to the gym, you just have to keep yourself busy. Do the things you love, like swimming, taking a hike, and so forth. A walk for 30 minutes a day, every day, can change your life, both physically and emotionally. Let me give you an example of a habit I developed. I got a job somewhere which occupied most of my time. It was very hard for me to get time to do my workout routine. Therefore I had to think outside the box. I would park my car about two blocks away and walk to work. In the evening, I would also walk back to my car. This was very helpful for me and I think you should also give it a try.
If you feel it is hard for you to maintain your routine, then get a partner, someone you know is also focused on your exercise routine. This will help because your partner will give you the motivation to maintain your daily routine.
Be conscious of your diet.
As I always people on Medical Advice Channel blog, a good diet, a good body, and mental health. Avoid fast foods and junk food because they are harmful to your body. Add more Fruits and vegetables to your diet. Avoid unhealthy fats because they increase the amount of cholesterol in your system, which could lead to the development of conditions such as Angina. Take enough irons and minerals in your diet. And most importantly, make sure you take enough water. The recommended intake of water every day is eight glasses of water every day.
It might be hard the first time, but you will get used to it. You can also seek help from a nutritionist. Lack of minerals and vitamins in your diet will lead to the development of diseases such as Scurvy. Read more on my article on Vitamin Deficiency Diseases
Engage in the things you are passionate about.
There is a famous saying, “All work no play, makes Jack a dull boy.” Take time, from work, have some you time. Take care of yourself, get a massage, go swimming. This will help relieve stress. Did you know that stress kills brain cells? Did you also know that reduces the level of functionality of your immune system?
My point is, get sometimes for you and your family, connect with your family, have time to talk with your kids. Take them out and trust me, at the end of the day, you will see a difference.
Surround yourself with positive energy.
Change your mentality from “This is hard” to “It’s hard, but I can make it”. Having a positive mindset will help you avoid a lot of problems. Surround yourself with positive-minded individuals and always take every challenge that comes your way with a positive attitude. Always be determined to do something, and believe you can do it. As you know “Faith without action is dead”. Therefore don’t just do it, also believe that you can do it.
Avoid Smoking for a healthy lifestyle.
A lot of people have said this, and I will repeat it, Stop Smoking! Did you know that smoking is the leading cause of death in the United Kingdom? Yes, it is, and it has been proven that smoking is responsible for causing about 50 serious health conditions in the world.
Smoking is not only harmful to you, it is also harmful to people around you. For example, if you smoke around your friends and family, you increase the risk of them developing Lung Cancer by 25%. Smoking in pregnancy has effects not only on the mother but also on the unborn child. It leads to children born with low birth weight, stillbirths, and miscarriages.
Conditions caused by Smoking;
- Cancers like Lung cancer, mouth cancer, and throat cancer, just to mention a few.
- Heart Attack.
- Peripheral Vascular Disease.
- COPD(Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).
Moderate alcohol intake.
The effect of alcohol intake starts at the moment someone the person takes the first sip. Alcohol has many effects on your system, especially your liver. As you know, your liver is very important to you.
If you don’t drink, there is no reason to start right now, and in fact, unlike what people think, there is not a safe level of alcohol. If you would like to stop taking alcohol, start by reducing your alcohol intake level, then seek help from a professional.
The liver has important functions such as;
- Regulating body chemicals.
- Metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
- Synthesis of clotting factors and plasma proteins.
- Storage of some vitamins.