Our body is our temple and we need to take care of it. Think of your body as a machine to take you through life. If you repeatedly abuse it, your gears will wear out quickly.
Life is beautiful and you don’t want to burden yourself down with unnecessary health issues. Today, your vital organs may be working well, but they may not be tomorrow. Don’t take your health for granted. You should take proper care of your body. Good health is about healthy eating and exercise as well as having a positive attitude, a positive self-image, and a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips to live a healthier life:
Drink more water. Many of us don’t drink enough water every day. For our bodies to function water is essential . Over 60% of our body is made up of water. Water is needed to carry out body functions, remove waste, carry nutrients and oxygen around our body. We lose water daily through urine, sweating, bowel movements, perspiration and breathing, as a result we need to replenish our water intake regularly.
Eat fruits. Fruits have a load of vitamins and minerals. Rather than taking pills, consume your vitamins and minerals through your diet as much as possible. Eat a variety of fruits every morning and it will energise you. Satisfy your palate with these nutritious fruits: Banana, Papaya, Kiwi, Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Watermelon, Rockmelon, Honeydew, Peach, Apple, Grapefruit, Pomelo, Mango, Orange etc.
Get enough sleep. You compensate by eating more when you don’t rest well. Usually, it’s junk food. You don’t need to snack to stay awake if you get enough rest. Also, lack of sleep causes premature ageing and we don’t want that right?
Eat vegetables. Vegetables are the source of many nutrients and minerals like folate, vitamin K, folate, vitamin A, manganese, and potassium, not to mention dietary fibre which is important for good gut health. There are two types of vegetables: Starchy vegetables like potato, sweet potato, yam, and pumpkin; and non-starchy vegetables like kale, arugula, spinach, broccoli, long beans, tomato, cucumber, and mushroom (technically a fungus). Some vegetables are slightly starchy and hence fall in the middle: Corn, green peas, carrot, artichoke, beetroot, cauliflower, and beans (technically legumes). All vegetables are important and enrich our diet.
Purge negativity from yourself. You don’t need negativity in yourself. Get rid of your negative thoughts and listen to the thoughts that come up. One great way to remove your negativity is to brain dump when you feel frustrated. A brain dump is a complete transfer of accessible knowledge about a particular subject from your brain to some other storage medium, such as paper or your computer’s hard drive. Don’t keep these thoughts pent up inside you — it’s not healthy.
Most importantly be happy!