Saturday, June 18, 2011

Health Tips For You

Health Tips For You to Live Healthy and Stay Fit

health tips, health, health news, health updatesAn unhealthy lifestyle can lead to obesity, heart disease, low energy level, depression or even skin or hair problems. The words ‘healthy eating’, ‘healthy lifestyle’, ‘fitness’, etc. sound complicated and seem rather difficult to practice in the course of the daily life. However, it is not! You can sneak in healthy habits in your existent lifestyle. The following health tips will help you adopt a healthy lifestyle easily. We will see the major problems that we face in our way to adopt a healthy lifestyle in today’s world. Each problem is then followed by a health tip to tackle it.
Problem 1: Busy lifestyle – no time to eat at home.
Health Tip: Buy whole food. Avoid processed food. Try to stock up frozen salad, nutrient snacks and canned soup at home or in the office refrigerator. Grab one as you rush out!
If you make out-of-station trips, ensure that every time you eat out you give the restaurant tips on how to prepare healthy dish for you. Share your dessert. If you are full, don’t force yourself to finish the plate.
Problem 2: I don’t know anything about healthy eating.
Health Tip: Following a balanced diet is no atomic science. You need a balanced proportion of protein, fibre, vitamin, mineral and fluid in your diet. The easiest sources are meat, fish, and legumes for protein, grains for fibre and fruits and vegetables for mineral and vitamins. Eat regularly, don’t skip meals, cook in low-fat oil and avoid junk food.
Problem 3: Health foods are tasteless.
Health Tip: There are a number of readily available tasty health-food recipes on the Internet. For example: top up your salad with tasty dressings or crunchy nuts. Nuts too are good sources of protein.
Problem 4: I need a bar of candy or a soda with every meal.
Health Tip: There are various low-sugar and low-fat options. Read the label for healthier options. Try withdrawing slowly. Most soft drinks are full of sugar that results in body fat. Once you know what soda does to your body, you will change to a healthier option. Replace the soda with a fruit juice.
Problem 5: I have no time to exercise.
Health Tip: You don’t need to hit the gym always. Every time you bend to pick something, squat instead. Don’t sit at one position for a long time. Stretch your body. Run up the steps to your office or walk a couple of blocks in the lunch break.
Problem 6: I get frequent health problems. I rely heavily on medicines to get well faster.
Health Tip: The root to most of our ailments is an unhealthy lifestyle. Smoking, drinking or junk food addictions destroy our immunity to even normal cold. Medicines just suppress the symptoms and further, hamper our immunity. Take simple home-made remedies first and follow natural ways of curing yourself.
Problem 7: I have so much work pressure that I never get enough sleep.
Health Tip: At the end of your day, breathe deeply for five minutes. Hug your partner before you go to sleep. Use aromatic candles to soothe your nerves. Read a book. Get rid of your physical stress before you hit the sack. Make it a practice not to bring work home.


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