A lot of people have been seeking the fountain of youth to keep themselves from aging and to keep themselves from getting sick and from dying. And from time to time, there are those that scam people for money saying that certain products can give them a longer, healthier life. But you know what, when it comes to maintaining and promoting good health, there is no big secret, there is just common sense. If you read on, this article will share some pretty realistic things you can do today to keep yourself healthy.
The first reminder is to always watch your weight. This is not only for you to look good and feel good about yourself, this is because the numbers have spoken that overweight or obese people are more likely to die sooner than leaner people. Obesity alone causes an average of nine thousand premature deaths every year in England and reduces the life expectancy of English people by nine years. But be warned that if you need to lose weight, this needs to be done slowly and properly and never drastically.
Another easy way to keep yourself away from hospitals is to drink less and if you have the gall to ask drink what less – it’s alcohol, of course. Wine, especially red wine is good for you, that’s why the reminder was not to not drink at all but rather to just drink in moderation. It may not seem much but studies have shown that drinking more than 3 to 4 alcoholic units a day can increase the risk of long term health problems later in life such as cancers, strokes and heart attacks.
Majority of chronic illnesses or illnesses that develop slowly are due to poor diet and when I say poor diet, it means we are not eating healthily. A lot of food, especially the processed ones, tend to have excessive salt and fat content and this is what we need to avoid if we don’t want to increase the number of visits to our doctors every year. These two ingredients are major culprits to diseases in the cardiovascular system, stroke and diabetes. Instead of taking in more salt and fat, we need to gorge out on fruits and veggies. Spreading fruits and vegetables in your meals to 5 portions a day seems to be the best way to eat a healthy and more balanced diet, according to experts.
Another simple way to live longer is downsize your stress levels to zero, or if not, to a minimum. You might be the highest paid employee in your company but if your job description keeps you from relaxing and spending time with people you love and just being happy and well rested, then you might as well do away with it. Avoid people who literally stress you out and learn to manage time wisely. And sleep at least 7 hours every night.
These simple reminders will not only keep you healthy but also happy for longer so try out these simple steps now and keep yourself healthy and happy before it’s too late.