What is health? What is healthy living? How do I improve my health? There are the questions we commonly ask ourselves day in day out Unlike other issues, health affects people of all ages irrespective of race, location, financial status and educational background among others. Most governments put much effort on health and health facilities. Health can be defined as the complete physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Healthy living is making choices that contribute to your spiritual, emotional and physical well-being.
How do I improve my health? There are various ways in which you can improve your health. One of the major ways is diet. A good diet is a balanced diet. A balanced diet consists of proteins such as meat, beans, fish and eggs, vitamins which consists of mostly fruits and vegetables, carbohydrates for example sweet potatoes, cassava, yams and whole bread. Vegetables also contain fibers which prevent constipation. Fruits should be taken before or after a meal. They promote digestion.
Water is life. You should six to eight glasses of water daily, especially early in the morning before breakfast. Water has various functions in our bodies. It hydrates our bodies and prevents our skin from dryness, makes us look younger than our age, promotes digestion among others. We also use it to maintain a good hygiene. A well-maintained hygiene is contributed not only to our physical but also emotional well-being.
When we the word exercise is mentioned the picture that comes into our minds is the gym and jogging. In addition to the two we have sports like football, basketball, swimming among others. You don’t have to be a player, you can just get into the field for fun and at the end of the day you have exercised. Exercise also helps one cut weight. You should check your weight regularly to avoid diseases like obesity and hypertension, which are prone to weight people.
How many hours do you sleep in a day? When we sleep our brains relax. This is reflected by our freshness in the morning. That awesome feeling in the morning like you can just tackle any challenge. It is recommended a minimum of eight hours of sleep in a day. Avoid also over thinking and putting too much effort to make things happen. This reduces stress which can lead to depression. Let things be as they are
Everyone has an experience with drugs either as a passive user or an active one These drugs include alcohol, cocaine, cigarettes name them. Avoid them at all costs. These drugs have long term effects like insanity and addiction. My health my pride.