Ever wondered why some people always remain healthy? Being healthy is a deliberate choice they have made. Do you care to keep healthy yourself? Then pay attention to these following habits of healthy people.
EAT HEALTHY FOODS: For a healthy living, cultivate a habit of eating foods that are highly rich in nutrients to enhance a balance diet. Avoid all carbonated drinks as much as you can or take them occasionally, if you must. Keep away from fried foods or minimize them. They pose a lot of danger to your health. Fried foods don’t digest well and the indigestible particles remain in your kidneys, liver, intestines, prostate and colon for long time. Eat natural foods instead of processed foods.
DRINK A LOT OF WATER: Healthy people drink plenty of clean water which helps to flush out waste from their bodies. Water intake helps regulate body temperature. It also keeps you hydrated and energetic. And being hydrated relieves you of headache, anxiety, fatigue and helps you concentrate. It’s advisable you take eight glasses of water a day.
EXERCISE: Healthy people seem to have learnt that humans are not stationary beings. Therefore, they move and exercise their bodies to keep healthy. Did you know that exercise boosts your brainpower? YES and that is why experts recommend that you should exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.
TAKE TIME OFFLINE: Don’t be a screen slave. Many people have become so attached to the use of modern technologies, especially cell phone, the internet, TV and videos such that they almost feel sick without them. Such people must play one kind of game or the other on their cell phone, chat somebody up, surf the internet, fix their eyes on certain programmes on TV or watch an interesting video, even at the detriment of their health. Why not take a little time off? Those friends, family members, colleagues, school mates etc, could wait while you take time offline for a good rest.
TAKE ENOUGH REST AND SLEEP: While dignity of labour is well appreciated, to overwork yourself is dangerous to your health. You’ve got to live to work for another day. You need some rest after some work. Your immune system performs maximally when you get enough sleep, especially at night. By limiting your exposure to light, especially computer and other similar devices, you encourage the production of the hormone known as melatonin, giving you a more refreshing rest. Growth hormones are also produced and generated during the period of sleep.
LET GO: Healthy living is not only guaranteed by what you eat. What occupies your mind also matters. Keeping grudges could be harmful as eating junk foods. It implies that you are harbouring anger, hurt and other ill feelings which can actually be regarded as “emotional junk food”. These are poisonous to your health. Free your mind from those negative emotions and simply be happy. It will do you a lot of good.
LEARN A NEW THING: It could be a new language, creative writing, communication skill, a new recipe or training in a particular endeavor. Learn a new method of doing these things. It refreshes your brain.
AVOID UNHEALTHY HABITS GENERALLY: Healthy people deliberately avoid certain unhealthy habits like smoking, addiction to caffeine, perpetually depriving yourself of sleep which weakens your immune system and exposes you to avoidable illness, wearing headphone for long which can lead to hearing impairment, wearing of high heels daily which cause arthritis, tendon injuries and back ache, carrying heavy knapsack on your back or shoulder which can cause back or neck pain and poor posture, skipping breakfast which can cause overeating in the next meal which has the propensity of causing weight gain also.