Health is wealth
Ways to keep your body healthy
A healthy body not only contributes to a more active, productive and fulfilling life, but can also add years to your life. If your body is healthy, your body has a strong immune system to combat health problems. Staying healthy physically can help you stay healthy emotionally too. Here are some of the ways to keep your body healthy.
- Eat healthy foods
When you eat right, you not only feel better and have more energy, but you also provide your body with vital nutrients – protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, minerals and fiber that maintain your body’s health. A nutrient-rich diet includes whole grains, fish, nuts, eggs, fat-free dairy foods such as yogurt and milk. Avoid processed and refined foods, which are typically loaded with saturated fats and sugar. These foods have little nutritional value and can cause your blood glucose levels to rise and then quickly drop, leaving you feeling tired.
- Regular exercise
Regular exercise is crucial to keeping your body healthy. Regular physical activity helps control
your weight, strengthens your bones and muscles, improves your mood and overall mental health and may add extra years to your life. Regular exercise is very important in your day to day schedule.
- Get enough sleep
Sleep plays a vital role not only in your daily performance, but also in keeping your body healthy throughout your life. Sleep is necessary for the healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. It aids in balance of your body’s hormones and supports your immune system, which defends harmful substances, relies on adequate sleep to remain strong and function properly. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep a day. Sleep is very important in one’s life.
- Drink water
Water is an essential nutrient that makes up between 60-70 percent of your body. Every cell in your body. Every cell in your body needs water to function properly. Water maintains body temperature, moves nutrients and waste materials through your body, helps normalize blood pressure and lubricates and organs. Keeping well-hydrated is essential not only to your body’s health, but also to its survival. A good rule of thumb for estimating adequate daily water intake is to drink, in ounces, half your total body weight.