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Top 10 ways to be healthy in 2019

Top 10 ways to be healthy in 2019

It’s a new year again and everyone is ready to make a difference with their new set of resolutions and wish to have the best year ahead!

From improving fitness to getting out of debt, whatever one’s new year resolution may be, most of the people have one thing in common among their resolution lists!

Yes, it is no wonder to know that “stay healthy” is one of the top new year resolutions this time to almost everyone! But as most of us are busy trying to balance work, family and other responsibilities as well, our health resolutions are often kept on hold and end up the year with little or no progress at all.

So, to help people out there to make them stick to the health resolutions what they have made, we have put the most simple ways altogether to make everyone healthier!

Here are top 10 simple ways to stay healthy in 2019 with minimal effort.

  1. Scheduled meal
  2. Stay hydrated
  3. Green tea
  4. Fruitful Breakfast
  5. Cut down on stress
  6. Avoid smoking
  7. Unplug from technology
  8. Stairs instead of elevator
  9. 30 minutes work-out every day
  10. Meditation

Scheduled Meal:

scheduled meal

In these busy days, people generally take their meal at irregular times. Meals on time give good results in terms of digestion and can help avoid other complications. So, overcome eating habits by maintaining a schedule for your meals. Famously said that the timing of when we eat can influence our body weight. If you can’t plan your meal according to the schedule, it is better to have low cholesterol foods as snacks in between the day when you feel hungry.

Stay Hydrated:

stay hydrated

Drink adequate amount of water during the day. Generally, studies say that drinking six liters of water in a day will help you to stay healthy. Proper water intake will help to avoid causing kidney stones, gallbladder stones in the body. Water intake will also help in maintaining your body temperature at a required level.

As a habit, take a glass of water after your every meal. This will help in better digestion.

Green Tea:

green tea

Good to see that nowadays people are preferring green tea. It is highly loaded with nutrients and antioxidants.

The compounds of the green tea will help your brain function more actively than earlier and make you smarter; this will also help to avoid the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Antioxidants in the green tea will help in avoiding the risk of some types of cancer. Also, regular intake of the right amount of green tea will help in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and will lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Green tea improves metabolism and helps to lose weight and lower the risk of obesity. A cup of green tea on daily basis is suggested to stay healthy. It is recommended to consult your physician before you opt for it.

Fruitful Breakfast:

fruitful breakfast

Include fruits in your breakfast.

Fruits contain a lot of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Having fruits in your breakfast will also make your plate colorful.

Fruits will directly help in weight loss, helps to stay fit, increase immune power, improve your beauty and even easy in digesting. Try a wide range of fruits as each fruit has its own set of nutrients, minerals and antioxidants.

Cut down on stress:

cut down on stress

We will experience stress to some extent in our daily life. Stress may be from work due to busy schedules, from important relationships to reach our goals and dreams.

Stress is one of the main factors which is affecting health, hence managing stress helps to stay in peace and be healthy. Increase in stress levels will directly impact your heart, brain. As a result, stress increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and also strokes.

Stress within limits can be normal and even healthy. Increased stress levels will be very harmful and affect both physical and mental health.

Avoid Smoking:

avoid smoking

Smoking is which everybody has to avoid completely, as it, directly and indirectly, causes damage to health. Even second-hand smoking is increasing nowadays, which increases the risk of non-smokers as well.

Smokers will have the risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancer, heavy stress which again leads to health issues, lung infections which will lead to the failure of the respiratory system and other organs.

Smokers can be healthy just by avoiding it!

Simple “NO” to smoking can save your life. So, avoid smoking to avoid a major health risk.

Unplug from technology before sleeping:

unplug from technology

Technology has its many benefits. The majority of us use it each and every day for work, connecting with friends and family, information, browsing etc. Technology is ever evolving, and researchers are working on to understand what role technology plays on our health.

Overuse of technology will cause health problems. Heavy using of electronic gadgets will increase your risk for mental illness and sleep problems, increased eye strain and stress.

Avoid using your electronic gadgets at least by an hour before going to bed. Instead, stay occupied with some physical activity, which will in turn help in improving the health.

Stairs instead of elevator:

stairs instead of elevator

Prefer climbing stairs rather opting for elevators.

Climbing stairs can improve the amount of “good cholesterol” in the blood. This can also help you to achieve and maintain healthy body weight. Stair climbing can help you build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.

Studies say climbing just eight flights of stairs a day lowers average early mortality risk by 33% and Seven minutes stair climbing a day can halve the risk of heart attack over 10 years.

And what’s interesting about taking stairs is, you need not invest much time and no special equipment or machinery is required for this.

30 minutes work-out every day:

30 minutes work out everyday

Studies say 30 minutes work out every day will work very well for losing weight and boosts your general health.

Minimize your risk with a half hour gym session and keep your heart and blood flow happy.

Running is one of the best exercises, which do at the beginning of the day will increase the performance of the day as well as increases the need for rest of the body at the end of the day.

Swimming can also be preferred, as it is one of the best exercises to lose your weight and stay healthy.

Meditation:

meditation

Mental health has a great impact on one’s physical health.

Maintaining mental wellness with meditation will help people to control their blood pressure levels.

Practicing meditation helps the body learn to relax. It also trains the mind to settle the attention on an object such as the breath and allow other thoughts and emotions to float by like clouds on a pleasant day. It also helps for a better sleep.

As poor sleeping habits can lead to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common bowel disorder characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, cramps, and altered bowel behavior; meditation can help for better sleep and relieve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

So, these are the simple yet effective ways which everyone can include in their daily routine and stick to them to become much healthier. Hope these tips can help you reach your health goals this year and fulfill your expectations to be as big as you have wished for!

Dr. Rahul Agrawal

  • MD (General Medicine)
  • Sr. Consultant General Physician and Diabetologist
  • 16 Years of Experience
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