The one good trend that has taken over the earth is the need to remain healthy and fit. The number of gyms has increased and diet fads are endless, promising weight loss and long life. But life is a rat race and we’re just trying to keep our heads above the water. WHO observes the 7th of April every year as World Health Day. It’s almost like a reminder to those who are so caught up with themselves to breathe and take some time out for your health. For those busy bees, here’s a quick list of tips to remind you of the simple ways to stay healthy. We care.
Your body needs enough rest to conquer the next day at work. Sleep is the best medicine for your body to recover from any ailments. It helps speed up the healing process and resets the body. The Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) also helps in burning fats when a person is taking a nap.
Drinking clean and well- filtered water is important to prevent diarrhea, dehydration and gastrointestinal problems. It helps to keep the body full and reduces the craving of unhealthy food. It helps nutrients reach the furthest cells in your body.
Regular Medical Checkups
Yes, we’re all busy. But it’s imperative to check our body out from time to time in case there are any underlying diseases that you aren’t aware of. If you’re sexually active, it’s also important to get checked for sexually transmitted diseases. Anyone who is above 40 should get a full body check-up every six months, to detect a disease in the initial stage.
Overeating is obviously a big no-no, especially if you’re a junk food lover. Granted that in a busy schedule, fast food is the best way to get something on the go. Including fibre in your diet is one way to incorporate green veggies and fruits in your palate. It acts as an anti-oxidant feature that purifies the blood. Add proteins to your diet to replace the extra carbohydrates as it keeps you full and is great for your muscles.
Stress, anxiety, and depression are very common these days, especially in high pressured environments at work. Don’t wait for your brain to shut down and ask for help at the earliest. Going to a therapist is the healthiest way to practice mental well-being. The shame factor is no more associated with asking for help as the consequences are dire when help is not asked for at the right time.
Take out some time from your schedule for some physical activity like light walking, jogging, etc. Not only does it help your weight to stay in check, but it also releases happy hormones to keep you active and fresh for the rest of the day. It also prevents cardiovascular diseases and keeps a person healthy. Use a Fitbit to keep a track on your daily activity.
Use Guided Meditation Apps
It’s the era of smartphones and the best part is that we can use it to our advantage. Download applications like Headspace that have the best features for guided meditations. Whether it’s soothing beach waves, sleep casts to help you sleep or stress relieving meditation dialogues, apps like these have your backs, reminding you of the most important person in your life; you.
Adopt that healthy lifestyle and continue to shine like a superstar. Revisit the basics and who knows; maybe you can have it all.