Ways To Stay Healthy
Whether you’re fighting a cold, are surrounded by sick people, or are simply trying to take better care of yourself, my hope is that these 10 easy ways to stay healthy become part of your routine. I want them to become second nature to me. These are the things that we should all be doing every day to stay healthy.
1. Wash your hands
Your mother always told you to wash your hands when you were a kid. And it is extremely important! Every time you come inside, you should wash your hands. Keep your hands clean by using soap and hot water (the best) or hand sanitizer. Also, avoid touching your face when you’re out and about. Every day, we touch a million different surfaces, and those germs and bacteria end up on our hands and eventually in our system. So keep your hands as clean as possible to combat it.
2.Avoid Sick People
This is another no-brainer, but try to avoid sick people. Move away from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Cover your nose and mouth. If some of your coworkers are out sick, try to meet virtually. If there is something going on at school, you should consider keeping your child at home. Just try to avoid people who are sick.
3.Consume whole foods
We all know that diet has a significant impact on our health. And it’s something we should do all the time. Consume whole foods. Consume plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods. One of the most effective ways to stay healthy is to feed your body nutritious foods. Whole foods are high in immune-boosting, cancer-fighting, and gut-friendly vitamins and minerals that will improve your overall health.
4. Reduce your intake of sugar and alcohol
Number four on our list of ways to stay healthy isn’t something you have to do all the time, but it’s something you should definitely do when you’re sick or fighting something off. Sugar and alcohol both have negative effects on our gut and immune systems. They can also have an impact on our sleep, which has a direct impact on our health. Just try to limit your intake and cut back whenever possible!
5. Regular exercise is essential
Moving your body on a daily basis not only helps you sweat out toxins, but it may also help flush out bacteria from your lungs and keep them healthy. Exercise also benefits your circulatory system and promotes good circulation, allowing your cells and immune system substances to flow properly through your system and perform their functions more effectively. The great thing about exercise is that it can be anything – yoga, pilates, power walking, running, weight lifting, spinning, and so on. The possibilities are endless. Every day, you should get your blood pumping and your blood circulating.
6. Keep hydrated
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. It is essential for flushing out toxins and waste materials from the body so that your immune system can fight infections more effectively. When your system is clogged with toxins, your immune system is unable to function properly. Water also transports oxygen into our cells, allowing our entire body to function normally. We risk a slew of problems if we don’t drink enough water. I recommend that you drink half your body weight (lbs) in ounces of water per day.
7. Consume vitamin C
We didn’t get into specific vitamins in this post, but I’d like to mention one: vitamin C. Vitamin C has been shown to help your immune system and overall health thousands of times. When you’re feeling under the weather, I recommend taking a vitamin C supplement, but if you’re just going about your business, I think getting your vitamin C from whole foods is ideal. Vitamin C is abundant in oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and even pineapple!
8. Take care of your digestive system
Approximately 70% of our immune system is housed in our gut. When our gut is unhappy, our immune system suffers. It is critical that we nourish our gut by eating foods that nourish it. Consume probiotic-rich foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and yoghurt. You could also consider taking a probiotic. Another way to help our gut health is to limit our intake of sugar and alcohol. These two feed bacteria and may allow too many of the bad bacteria to thrive
9. Get enough rest
Sleep not only helps with stress management, but it also keeps us motivated to move, gives us more energy, keeps our metabolism regulated, and can ultimately aid in weight loss. In terms of the immune system, studies have shown that people who do not get enough sleep are more likely to become ill after being exposed to an illness. Because our immune system releases proteins that aid in the fight against infection and inflammation while we sleep. Furthermore, sleep deprivation reduces the number of cells and antibodies in your body that fight infections. As an adult, you should aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night, with more for teenagers and children.
10. Control your stress
You’ve probably heard that stress is the silent killer. And what they mean is that stress has a significant negative impact on our health and well-being. In fact, I wrote a post about the five ways that stress affects your body. Read it for more information. However, in order to maintain our health, we must manage our stress. We must employ stress-relieving techniques such as meditation, reading, cooking, dancing, laughing, playing, and exercising. We must do our best to manage stress so that it does not take over our lives and have serious consequences for our health.