Know Your Health Inside out
You need to take a keen interest in improving your health all the time and knowledge is power
Health Care matters
Why You Should Take Care of Your Health
Health problems, even minor ones, can interfere with or even overshadow other aspects of your life. Even relatively minor health issues such as aches, pains, lethargy, and indigestion take a toll on your happiness and stress levels. One way to improve your ability to cope with stress and feel better is to make a commitment to healthier habits.Read More
Manage your weight
Being overweight can increase your risk of heart disease, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver, even some cancers and worsening of asthma. Stick to a healthy, balanced diet low in fat and sugar, with plenty of fruit and vegetables, combined with regular physical activity.Read More
Exercise helps your heart, lungs, and blood vessels function better while reducing your cholesterol and blood pressure. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Get off the bus a few stops early and walk the rest of the way. Walk through your neighborhood on your way to a shopping spree. Get up from your chair every hour to stretch your muscles and do a few squats.
Plan your meals from vegetables, fruits, and cereals, e.g., rice, pasta, bread, and cereals. Choose whole grain foods, e.g., whole wheat bread, brown rice, and cereals. Eat also some portions of green and yellow vegetables, fruit, and vegetables every day. Choose milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese with low-fat (1% or 2% butter fat or skimmed products). Limit salt, alcohol, & caffeine.
Our bodies are made up of approximately 60 per cent water, essential for flushing out toxins. Keeping hydrated helps the blood pump more efficiently, and thus less aches and pains after exercise. Because our kidneys play a vital role in regulating blood pressure. Keeping hydrated & monitoring your sodium intake could reduce high blood pressure significantly.
Change life style. Turn off your phone, hide the laptop and find some time for you. Stress is one of the biggest threats to our overall health as it can lower the immune system, as well as making it easier to rely on stimulants such as caffeine and refined carbohydrates such as sugar for an artificial 'feel good' boost.
Studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency can increase your risk of heart disease by 64 per cent and can also help to lower blood pressure – so spending just 20 minutes each day outside could help protect your heart. Add a brisk walk to your daily activities – you will also be improving your respiratory and joint health.
Modern life has added a lot of stress. Turn off your phone, hide the laptop and find some time for you. Stress is one of the biggest threats to our overall health as it can lower the immune system, as well as making it easier to rely on stimulants such as caffeine and refined carbohydrates such as sugar for an artificial 'feel good' boost.