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Simple health tips
It is tough to hold down a full-time job, eat well, train for a marathon, spend quality time with your family/partner make a homemade green juice, and meditate for an hour each day. Sometimes, it can feel like maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an overwhelming challenge that doesn't fit within the realities of daily life.
Of course, healthy living can incorporate all of these things (if you want it to), but it doesn't have to be defined by grandiose display of health and fitness.
“A number of factors...... affect our wellness, including fitness, nutrition, and finance. Although I am not an expert in these fields, I have observed time and time again how these areas are affected for better or for worse by our psychological health.” _Tonya Armstrong, Blossoming Hope
Here are 7 simple health and nutrition tips that will help improve your health;
1. Drink water regularly.
Hydrating first thing in the morning helps to aid digestion, enhance skin health and boost energy. Drinking of water is the best way to stay hydrated, as it's free of calories, sugar, and additives.
Although there is no set amount that everyone needs per day, aim to drink enough so that your thirst is adequately quenched.
2. Eat enough fruits and vegetables
A simple hack for healthy eating is to make half you plate veggies at each meal. Studies shows that people who eat vegetables and fruits tends to live longer and have a lower risk of heart disease, obesity and other illness. Vegetables and fruits are loaded with prebiotic fiber, vitamins minerals, and antioxidants, many of which have potent health effects.
3. Get good amount of sleep.
The purpose of getting enough sleep can not be overestimated.
Poor sleep can drive insulin resistance, can disrupt your appetite hormones, and reduce your physical and mental performance.
Poor sleep is one of the strongest individual risk factors for weight gain and obesity. People who do not get enough sleep tend to make food choices that are higher in fats, sugar, and calories. Potentially leading to unwanted weight gain.
4.Get exercise regularly.
Exercise relieves stress and tension, strengthens muscles, and boost endurance, which helps your body to work more efficiently during other physical tasks or activities.
5. Limit your intake of sugary drinks.
Sugary drinks like fruits juice, sodas, and sweetened teas are the primary source of added sugar in the American diet.
Findings from several studies point to sugar – sweetened beverages increasing risk of heart diseases and type 2 diabetics.
Sugar - sweetened are also uniquely harmful for children, as they can contribute to not only to obesity in children but also to conditions that usually do not develop until adulthood, like type 2 diabetes, non- alcoholic fatty liver disease and high blood pressure. Some of the healthy substitutes for sugary drinks are; water, unsweetened teas, sparkling water, coffee.
Woman drinking coffee
6. Avoid bright light before going to sleep.
Bright light is what many people overlook today as a normal lifestyle. When you are exposed to bright lights — which contain blue wavelengths — in the evening, it may disrupt your your production of sleep hormone melatonin.
Some ways to help reduce your blue light exposure is to wear blue light blocking glasses and to avoid digital screens for 30 minutes to an hour before going to bed. This helps your body produce melatonin naturally as evening progresses, helping you sleep better.