Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle : June Episode 1

Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle


 

Nutrition

The World's Best Diet:

  • A panel of experts voted the DASH diet as the world's best all round health diet.
  • Salient features include: Cut salt, avoid pickles; Eat grain, preferably whole grain
  • Eat vegetable salads, preferably leafy;
  • Eat one or two fruits daily
  • Drink low fat milk/ yogurt
  • Eat fish & poultry
  • Add nuts & legumes
  • Reduce oil, especially saturated oils;
  • Avoid sugar & desserts.

Exercise

Family Fitness:

  • Undertake family walks together, do this at least once every week
  • Play with the family dog, or walk the dog as a family.
  • Family games, including football & basketball can be fun, play against other families too.
  • Weekend cycling & swimming can make for good family time.
  • Trekking, picnics & overnight camps outdoors, helps to promote fitness.
  • Sign up for social sports events together, marathons, 10 K runs etc.

Stress Management

10 Stress Busters:

  • Laugh out loud.
  • Keep a pet
  • Keep your surroundings tidy
  • Sing a song.
  • Complete house hold jobs.
  • Take a walk or do some exercise.
  • Have sex.
  • Do deep breathing.
  • Eat fresh fruit.
  • Get a hobby.

Avoid Addictions

Choose Your Reward:

  • In addition to the tremendous health benefits, one of the perks of giving up cigarettes is all the money one saves.
  • Reward yourself by spending part of it on something fun

Medical

Heart Attack Symptoms:

  • Chest pain & discomfort
  • Pain in the arms, back, neck or jaw
  • Stomach pain (often mistaken for indigestion)
  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea
  • Light heartedness
  • Disorientation
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue & Tiredness
  • Do not neglect these symptoms, call for help immediately.
  • Do not drive yourself to the hospital. Get an ambulance. It has the equipment required for emergency.

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