9 Healthy Practices You Should Follow
‘Health is wealth’ is one proverb that seems to be completely forgotten these days. We value something only when we yearn for it. And the same applies to health. When we are fit and fine, we ignore our health. This ignorance leads to poor health, which eventually starts thwarting our happiness. Later, we pine for our good old days. Instead of getting into the vicious circle of an unhealthy lifestyle, why not take preventive measures and stay healthy rather than falling ill and pay heavy bills? You don’t have to completely change your habits or lifestyle to have a healthy body; just a few changes in your day-to-day activities will put you on the right track.
1. Eat natural supplements
Why get expensive multivitamins and protein packs from the pharmacy when you have tons of healthy supplements available in natural foods? Make it a habit to eat a few almonds, walnuts, figs and dates everyday to get a natural supply of iron in your body. Iron plays an important role in the formation of hemoglobin and increases our immunity. Nuts are a rich and delicious source of iron.
2. Exercise regularly
Every nutritionist, doctor, magazine, health expert and fitness instructor in the world recommends regular exercise but some of us pay no heed to it. Exercise plays an important role in keeping the body fit. Hence, it is essential to have a daily exercise routine. There are various forms of exercises like yoga which promise a healthy body and a stable mind. What’s more, you can also join a gym or simply climb stairways up and down. Our body is like a machine which needs regular oiling in the form of exercise, otherwise it will start rusting. Get into a routine before it’s too late.
3. Guzzle fluids
You must guzzle 8 glasses of water in a day, in addition to various fluids like juices and milkshakes. Innovate with milkshakes, lemonade, coolers and mocktails. Keep yourself well hydrated before and after exercise. Even in winter, when you don’t tend to feel thirsty, drink liquids such as tea. A constant supply of fluids in your body will ensure that your body never lacks energy and it is always free of toxins.
4. Eat fresh produce
The first rule of staying healthy is to completely abstain from tinned and frozen foods on a regular basis as they contain extra preservatives and emulsifiers. Follow the cycle of nature. Eat fruits and vegetables according to their season so that they are best in taste and nutrition. If you don’t have good access to organic produce, make sure you buy fresh vegetables from the farmers’ market instead of grocery giants. Keep a mix of white flour, wheat and rice in your diet.
5. Eat lots of fruit
When people feel hungry during the evening, they tend to relish on junk food which is totally unhealthy. Instead of grabbing a packet of nachos, cut some fruits and mix the pieces in a bowl. Add some yogurt and honey for flavor. This will keep you satiated for at least three to four hours. Make it a habit to substitute junk meals with a portion of fruit when hunger strikes mid-day or in the evening.