Life is precious and even precious are the years remaining, you never know what’s ahead! Good health is the key to a happy life. Believe me, neither money nor carelessness does the trick. And the good news is that you can start improving your health right now.
Living for over 80 years doesn’t mean anything if your life isn’t productive. To ensure productivity, joy, and satisfaction, a healthy body must do its job. Let’s walk through the top 5 steps to improve your health today.
1. Physical Activity
We all admire technology for various reasons but unfortunately, the world of automation has put us far from healthy physical activities. Why do doctors stress so much on exercise? Following are a few reasons:
- Exercise reduces the chances of cognitive decline
- Exercise keeps you from degenerative diseases
- Exercise lets you follow a healthy routine
- Exercise reduces stress levels
- Exercise reduces the risk of sleep disorder
You can start exercising right now! It isn’t all about the intense workout. We can’t deny the fact that jogging is the best physical activity and is incredibly important for cardiac and diabetic patients.
Try to get a rise with the sun, go jogging and you’ll experience an instant breeze of freshness injected into your life.
2. Sleep-Off the Stress
Here we are talking about mental as well as physical stress. We’re surrounded by screens, big and small, shrinking our sleep-schedule. But the fact is that the human body isn’t designed to maintain good health with less than 6-hours of night sleep.
If you’re failing to follow a proper sleep-schedule then try the following steps from tonight:
- Turn OFF the screens, TV, laptop, and smartphones etc.
- Once home, keep away from the official responsibilities
- Commit yourself to early-morning exercise
It actually begins in the morning. If you rise up with the sun and go jogging, you’ll surely feel the urge to sleep early.
Sleep keeps you from physical as well as mental stress. Avoid tobacco, caffeine or alcohol. Mental stress may become the root cause of the sleep disorder as you mind entangles with the worrisome thoughts. A good sleep-schedule (8 hours at night) gives your mind a break it’s looking for.
Yes, you need to brush your teeth at least twice a day but how often do you brush your entire body? Have you ever considered the importance of the mother-mammals licking their cubs? Closely watch a lioness licking the future king of the jungle. It serves an amazing purpose. Apart from cleaning, licking regulates the cub’s blood and improves the provision of oxygen to the organs.
Dry-brush your skin gently. Start from the feet and slowly move upwards. Focus on your organs while brushing especially when you reach the heart and the entire chest.
Dry-brushing helps to:
- Detoxify the skin
- Exfoliate the skin
- Smoothen the skin
- Improve lymphatic system
- Reduce cellulite
- Improve blood-flow
4. Start Eating Food Rich in Probiotics
We suggest you avoid supplements as much as possible and reserve them as the last resort. It is better to develop a habit of consuming more natural food rich in probiotics.
The problem is that the probiotics supplements are at the emerging stage and we don’t know much about the possible side effects. The purpose of probiotic supplement varies from mental health to eczema. And these supplements are not suitable for everybody. What’s suitable for all? Obviously, the natural fresh natural food.
Consider including the following to your routine diet:
5. Improve Your Blood Cholesterol
Cholesterol is the natural production inside the body and the blood carries it around. The idea is to avoid Low-Density Lipoproteins and encourage High-Density Lipoproteins because the HDL Cholesterol resists the cholesterol-build inside the arteries. LDL cholesterol, the notorious ‘bad cholesterol’ is the major reason of the blockage inside the arteries.
Following are the natural sources of HDL (Good) Cholesterol:
- Olive Oil
- Whole Grains
- Avocado, Apple, Pear, and other high-fiber fruit
Is Your Ready for the Change?
It requires commitment. It isn’t really easy to distract from your existing routine but there is no other way but to change. It feels hard in the beginning but soon you’ll start feeling more comfortable with the new routine, diet, and sleep schedule. Consider, realize what’s wrong, and accept the change for the ultimate prize – good health!