Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle : April Episode 4

Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle


 

Nutrition

Fiber:

Fiber is good for us. It works against constipation. Reduces cholesterol & is good for the heart. Foods rich in fiber include:

  • Fruit (any type)
  • Vegetable salad to be eaten daily
  • Whole grain bread (1 or 2 slices daily)
  • Any form of beans, peas and lentils
  • Nuts, seeds & dry fruits
  • Fiber enriched cereal foods & popcorns.

Exercise

Exercise without Exercising:

Your home offers you several opportunities to exercise without exercising

  • Stretch your whole body before getting out of bed.
  • Sweep and mop the floor
  • Vacuum the carpets
  • Rake the beds
  • Dust the Furniture
  • Wash the car
  • Mow the lawn
  • Rakes & water the garden
  • Cook a meal
  • Do the laundry

Stress Management

Sleep Robbers:

  • Working till the last minute is a bad idea, spend the hour before sleep relaxing.
  • Room Temperature: Is best between 23 & 25 degree Celsius.
  • Late night food: Is not a good idea especially if it entails alcohol, is spicy, is heavy & ends with caffeine.
  • Electronics: Mobiles, tablets, computers, etc need to be kept outside the bed room.

Avoid Addictions

Benefits of Quitting Smoking:

  • Smoking lowers your blood pressure and reduces your heart rate after only 20 minutes of quitting.
  • Within a day, the carbon monoxide level in blood returns to normal.
  • Within two to three months, risk of heart attack decreases and lungs begin to function better.
  • Long term benefits include a reduced risk of heart diseases, stroke, lung cancer & other cancers.

Medical

Dental - Remedies:

  • Use brush with soft bristles to brush regularly, twice a day for 2 minutes a time.
  • Approved toothpaste to be used each time brushing is done.
  • Choose tartar control toothpaste with fluoride to prevent plaque from hardening into tartar.
  • Dental floss is the best way to remove plaques.
  • Eat a healthy diet of vegetable salads & limit the amount of sugary foods.
  • Don't smoke.

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