Living a healthy lifestyle and being active has become very important. There are so many trends and diet and exercise options. It can drive a person mad. All of these fancy options are great, but if you feel they are not a hundred percent your style, we have a few basic health tips that will keep things simple. These tips are almost common sense and you may be doing a few of them already. If you are, good on you. From this list, you can now add other ones that you feel are necessary and do-able.
Our basic health tips are:
Stretch when you wake up. Do an old fashioned, television advertisement stretch every morning when you wake up. Do it while you’re still lying in bed or as soon as you get up. This will help get your blood circulation and digestion functions going.
Brush your teeth properly. Many people tend to do this simple activity incorrectly. You should hold your toothbrush like a pencil when brushing. Brush for at least a minute, but two is better.
No matter what, eat breakfast. Skipping breakfast has been shown to be the culprit for many health and weight issues. Breakfast gives you energy for the day and gets your body ready for the activities ahead.
Give your brain some exercise. Researchers have coined the term ‘neurobics’ to refer to exercises that help the brain to stay agile and alert. Exercise your smart muscle by doing things with your non-dominant hand or using your other senses when doing simple tasks.
The doctor has approved your glass of wine. More and more studies are showing that a glass of red wine a day is good for you. The antioxidants in wine and green tea help protect you against breast cancer.
Get your daily dose of calcium. Calcium is very important to keep our bones strong. Unfortunately, calcium alone is not sufficient. You need magnesium to help your body absorb it. Take a supplement to make sure you get your daily dose. Milk and yogurt will also help.
Spicy food is good for you. Spicy foods like curry are good for your body. It triggers the happy hormones, called endorphins, and makes you feel good.
Berries, berries, berries. The berry family is very good for your health in many ways. Stock up on blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. They are chock full of nutrients that protect against diseases and promote weight loss.
Drink lots of water daily. Water is extremely important for the body. Dehydration can be very dangerous. Apart from hydration, water is also necessary to keep your body functions going. Try to avoid soft drinks and energy drinks and replace them with water, especially during exercise.
Take a breather and slow it down. Life tends to get crazy and hectic busy. We easily get caught up in this whirlwind. Take a breath and take in your surroundings. Slow things down and focus on small and basic things. This will clear your head and offer solutions to problems might be struggling with.
Do your exercises with variety. Weights training should start off your session as your body is better able to handle the high intensity when it is still fresh. Do the cardio after. Choose the interval program on cycle or elliptical machines. You will burn fat faster and not get bored so fast.
Smoking really is bad for your health. Yes, we know. You will be fine and everyone has to die sometime. The problem is not just that smoking is bad for your heart and lungs, but also for your bones. Smoking can add to constricting blood vessels and accelerate the loss of bone density.
Let the tears roll. Whether the tears are happy or sad, let them roll. Studies have shown that letting your emotions get out is good for your health. Laughter heals and boosts your immune system. Crying helps you get rid of your sadness and anger and start healing.
Keep bringing the sunscreen. Sunlight is good for our bodies as it gives us Vitamin D. It can also be bad for us if we don’t protect our skin. Put sunscreen on anytime you go outdoors. This is not just for holidays at the beach. Re-apply sunscreen every few hours especially if you went swimming.
Like we said earlier, some of these are really common sense. Add these tips to your daily life and you will soon feel healthier and happier.