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8 Ways to Stay Healthy and Active

Eat right: Eating the right kind and amount of food will help you live a longer and healthier life. Eat a variety of foods including vegetables, fruits, dry beans, whole grains, breads and cereals. Try to eat green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, lentils, oats, barley, peanuts etc. Foods like fish, lean meat and low fat dairy products are also a good option. Many diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure can be prevented and controlled by eating right. Try to keep your weight under control by balancing your calorie intake with the calories you use through physical activity.

Maintain Physical Exercise

Physical exercise may include walking, jogging, biking, gardening, dancing, swimming, playing a sport, raking leaves, washing windows etc. Try doing 30 minutes of constant physical activity, such as brisk walking, at least five days of the week. Research shows that physical activity can help prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes.

Cut back on smoking and alcohol

Smoking is injurious to health and so is alcohol. Smoking causes respiratory diseases, while alcohol causes laziness and fatigue.

Keep clean!

Good hygiene is the key Wash your hands after you've gone to do your business. Good oral hygiene is also very valuable. Brush your teeth around 2-3 times a day.

Increase you water intake

Drink 6-12 glasses of water each day. It will help keep your skin moist and fresh. It will also keep you from becoming dehydrated.

Stay Happy

Happiness is the key to a peaceful and healthy life. Overcome stresses by focusing on the positive side of life. Try to remain cool and calm in the most strenuous and distressing phase of your life. Accept situations that you can't change and deal with the ones that you can.

Get enough sleep

Our mind and body both need ample rest. Sleeping for at least 8 hours a day is essential for the mind and body to function well. When you rest, your body uses the nutrients you have consumed during the day to repair the damage that has been done from your activities.

Get regular health screenings

This includes physical and medical examinations to ensure that you are physically fit. Make sure that your immunizations are done and keep a regular check on health examinations that are advisable according to your age. Consult a doctor before you undergo any such examinations or tests.

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