Steps to Being Healthy: Ten Important Ways to Live Better


Change your lifestyle into a healthy one so that you will have less chance to fall sick let it be diabetes heart disease cancer and all that. 

Living a healthy lifestyle, however, requires a lot of effort to be applied and sustained on a daily basis.

Here are 10 tips for a healthy lifestyle.

1. Practicing safe sex

A. Use Condoms Every Time: 

When you give in to your desire make sure you protect yourself by using condoms. It is like they act as your defense line against diseases such as HIV, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

B. Barrier of Protection: 

Condoms provide protection in that, they limit the contact between the sexual partners and hence prevent the spread of infections. So, for this reason, they are your best friends in the bedroom!

C. No Symptoms, No Problem?

It is quite possible that either you or your partner has no symptoms on the outside, but is still infected. That is why protective measures are important and should be used at all times.

D. Easy to Get:

You may buy them in a chemist shop or a clinic without much complications as they are easily accessible.

E. Enjoy Safely: 

It also means that condoms should be used during every experience and one can be sexually active and be protected from most of the sexually transmitted diseases at the same time. Therefore, do not shy off; enjoy your life, within a sensible measure.

2. Eat a Balanced Diet

A. Try out different combinations of foods. 

We should consume a wide range of foods that has fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds, and whole grains. 

It is necessary to try to consume five servings, at least 400 grams of fruits and vegetables in a day, preferably fresh and seasonal. 

If you are not vegetarian, ensure that you are taking fatty fish since Omega three fatty acids assist in reducing inflammation thus avoiding diseases like heart diseases.

B. Cut back on salt. 

In a day, you should not take more than 1 gram of salt, which is a teaspoon of salt. 

Instead of putting much salt during preparation or cooking your foods cut it down, use little or no soy sauce, and do not take salty foods or snacks. 

By eating less of foods that contain high sodium, your chances of developing high blood pressure is lowered.

C. Limit your sugar intake. 

You should ideally restrict your sugar consumption to 50 grams or approximately 12 level teaspoons each day. 

Some ways are avoiding snacks, candies and sweetened drinks including fruits’ juices and sodas. 

Cutting down the consumption of sugars lower the risks of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer and stroke.

D. Avoid unhealthy fats. 

Fatty should contribute only 30 per cent of the total energy requirement. 

Eat products that are made of less saturated fat like olive oil, fish, nuts, seed, and avocados.

Reduced intake of fatty foods including red meat, butter and cheese and food items that contain trans fats like baked foods and ready to eat processed foods.

3. Manage your stress

A. These stresses could result to several health challenges such as; the person could be prone to be having a headache or he or she could develop some complications with the heart.   

B. Find ways to reduce stress, such as: 

   - Painting

   - Spending hours outdoors

   - Maintaining landscapes

   - Listening to music

C. Talk to friends and family to feel better

D. Sharing your feelings with people you trust can quickly reduce stress and help you relax.

4. Stay well hydrated

A. Stay Hydrated:

- Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.

- Water helps with digestion, muscle performance, immune health, and skin health.

B. Prevent Dehydration:

- About 80% of your body is water.

- Not drinking enough water can cause tiredness, headaches, dry skin, and a weak immune system.

C. Ensure Vital Functions:

It contribution to the maintenance of adequate water supply in the body as a condition uterus to guarantee health. 

In relation to the body, it is involved in aspects such as; providing balance in body fluids, digestion, support to the joints, temperature regulation, as well as the transportation of nutrients.

5. Wash your hands

A. Practice Good Hand Hygiene: 

Next, there is the one about washing of hands with water and soap or using a sanitizer in order to avoid Spreading infections.

B. Key Times to Wash Hands: 

To be on the safe side, make sure to wash your hands before you handle or eat food, after disposing something that is likely to lead to contamination, after you have been to the washroom, and any time you will be handling any sick person.

C. Stop Infection Spread: 

That is why proper hand hygiene measures are crucial as they prevent the spread of given infections from viruses and bacteria.

6. Exercise regularly

A. Meet Weekly Exercise Recommendations: 

Ideally, try for 150 minutes in the week or at least half an hour every five days of the week engaging in any physical activity.

B. Variety in Physical Activity: 

There are different types of exercises that should be included; they may include: walking, jogging, swimming or Pilate exercises done from the comfort of your home.

C. Benefits of Exercise: 

This however implies that by engaging in activities that will lead to regular physical exercise, one can easily manage his or her weight and also avoid the numerous diseases that are commonly linked to a sedentary lifestyle. 

7. Protect yourself from the sun

A. Minimize Sun Exposure:

Skin cancer is likely to develop if one is often exposed to the sun most of the times.

Minimize time spent in the sun particularly during the hours of; 10.00am to 4.00pm when the sun’s rays are most intense.

B. Wear Protective Clothing:

Wear full-sleeve clothing such as shirts, trousers, and wide brimmed hats so that your skin will not be exposed directly to the sun.

Choose very close knit to further enhance the protection level.

C. Seek Shade:

When out of doors, look for tree shade, umbrellas or canopy whiles out in the sun.

D. Avoid Indoor Tanning:

This study also showed that indoor tanning leads to skin cancer particularly melanoma.

8. Get enough good sleep

A. Sleep and Immune System:

Another signal that the body requires enough sleep is a weak immune system.

Studies also show that it is healthy for one to get between seven and nine hours a day to enable the strengthening of the immune system.

B. Body Healing and Strengthening:

This is also a condition when the body’s healing and regenerative mechanisms are at work to promote overall well-being of an individual.

Sufficient amount of sleep which can be termed as good quality sleep enhances the productivity, hence, physical endurance.

C. Physical and Mental Health:

The role of quality sleep in enhancing human health is critical since it serves both as physical and mental health.

It affects cognition, emotions and general wellbeing since it has a direct effect on the brain.

D. Sleep Duration:

The current slogan for sleep is that adults should get at least seven to nine hours of sleep per day. This range promotes ability, or functioning, and health promotion.

9. Do not smoke

A. Leading Cause of Lung Cancer:

Incidentally, smoking stands out as the main source of lung cancer internationally

B. Contribution to Organ Cancers:

Lung cancer is not the only cancer that smokers are likely to develop since smoking has influences cancer within other organs of the body.

C. Increased Risk of Heart Disease:

- Using tobacco increases the risk of heart disease.
- It also raises the risk of other cardiovascular illnesses.

C. Harm to Others:

Smoking is a vice that endangers the lives of other people around the smoker; it irritates the respiratory tract and lung tissue, with increased probabilities of COPD.

D. Overall Health Impact:

Smoking likewise affects both the individual, causing harm to him and those surrounding him who are also prone to inhaling second hand smoke, hence it is strongly recommended that people stop smoking.

10. Limit your alcohol intake

A. Risk of Liver Diseases and Cancer:

Heavy drinking is the major contributing factor to concerns related to the liver, such as fatty liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis.

Alcohol abuse may similarly cause tongue cancer while the long-term use of alcohol may result in liver cancer.

B. Recommended Limits:

The recommended daily portion of alcohol consumption to avoid health issues is not more than two portions of alcohol for men and one portion of alcohol for women.

These guidelines enable the prevention of negative impacts on health that may be occasioned by the provision and consumption of alcohol.

Thanks for reading

Talk soon!๐Ÿ‘‹

-Arpit Saxena

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