5 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick

Ways to Avoid Getting Sick

Nobody enjoys being sick but the best of us can fall prey to sickness. Changes in the environment, such as the quality of the air we breathe, can lead to development of allergies, asthma or pulmonary diseases. People develop certain illnesses– cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus– when the body’s own immune system works against it. We can try, however, to maintain good health by inculcating a few healthy habits.

1. Eating Healthy

First and foremost– stick to a healthy diet. Even if you eat less, it would help not to skip meals. Bread with butter/jam, an egg or two sausages and milk at breakfast, or cereals, fruits or fruit juice would be good for breakfast. Lunch can be light, perhaps vegetable/cheese/ham/salami sandwiches– chicken and mutton sausages and steaks are available for the non-pork eaters. Dinner ideally should consist of soup and vegetables or non-vegetarian fare. Indulge yourself in some cookies, even chocolates during the day or at tea-time.

2. Exercising’s a must

Exercise is essential. You don’t have to be a fitness freak. Performing some household chores or shopping or even climbing stairs instead of taking the lift helps to burn off calories. Exercises at the beginning of the day– touching your toes or a brisk walk for 10-15 minutes– will help more and tone up the body. The heavy-eaters have to exercise more, and vigorously.

3. Cigarette smoking’s a ‘No-no’

It’s been medically proved– cigarette smoking does cause cancer, but sadly people get addicted. The next time you want to reach out for that cigarette packet, think again. If people around you can suffer from secondary smoking, how much are you hurting yourself? Cigar-smoking is recommended for those who love to light up.

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