Health is wealth!
You don't even need to visit a hospital to see for yourself before you truly understand the meaning of that quote. Look around you and take anyone that's sick for an example. There are people who pay thousands for the air you breathe free. This and many more reasons are why we need to pay total attention and dedicate time to our health and wellness.
It is sometimes hard to balance the things needed to be done to stay in total control of your health but it is not impossible. In this article, we’ll be going through 3 tips that can help you stay in control of your health.
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One of the major steps to health and wellness is eating healthy. Over time, you will come to realize that what you eat determines how well you feel. You need to pay a lot of attention to this.
It is advisable to have something light for breakfast to avoid being clumsy or heavy for the rest of the morning while you can have something a bit heavy for lunch to regain your strength. Avoid eating late at night too so whatever you eat can digest before you sleep. You don’t want to wake up the next morning with indigestion. Nothing ruins the day better than constipation.
It is understandable that you are busy but you should also understand the impact of exercising on your body. According to Harvard Medical School, exercising can do the following to your body:
· Reduce your chances of getting heart disease. For those who already have heart disease, exercise reduces the chances of dying from it.
· Lower your risk of developing hypertension and diabetes.
· Reduce your risk for colon cancer and some other forms of cancer.
· Improve your mood and mental functioning.
· Keep your bones strong and joints healthy.
· Help you maintain a healthy weight.
· And also help you maintain your independence well into your later years.
These are worth sacrificing hours for daily rather than using those hours at the hospital.
The human body is like a complex machine with each body component working with the other. On this hand, if one component breaks down, the others might not work properly. Sleep is an essential part that keeps the human body together and the deprivation of it is dangerous to health.
Mayo Clinic recommends 7-9 hours of sleep for adults daily, to be able to function properly. While some might argue that they feel rested on just a few hours of sleep a night, research has shown that people who sleep so little over many nights don't perform as well on complex mental tasks as do people who get closer to seven hours of sleep a night.
It is important to understand that sleep plays a major role on your physical health from healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels to many other things that keeps the body going. While you feel like Superman for not sleeping well many nights in a row, you should know that lack of sleep is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
Try to put these 3 tips into your day to day life and you’ll notice the changes it would do to your health and wellness. Don’t forget to share, comment and follow @takersclub for more posts like this.
Sheriff Olaitan Oshin
Health & Wellness Writer