Across the world, It may seem that people began to pay more attention to their health and well-being after the world got hit by COVID, however, there are still groups of people across demographics who don’t understand the importance of living healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
For that purpose, we have outlined 5 easy tips to maintaining your overall health and well-being.
Eat a healthy diet
Eating healthy can be described as consuming a “balanced diet” I.e a food combination which includes nutrient-dense foods from all major food groups, including lean proteins, whole grains, healthful fats, and fruits and vegetables. Healthful eating also means replacing foods that contain trans fats, added salt, and sugar with more nutritious options. Eating healthy is one of the major ways of maintaining your heart health, improving your mood, and preventing your body against harmful diseases.
Follow the less salt, less sugar rule
Eating too much dietary sugar puts a greater load on your pancreas to secrete insulin, which may increase your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. And because added sugar is often associated with poor nutritive-value foods such as snacks and sodas, extra dietary sugar adds calories without filling you up. In the same vein, too much sodium can be detrimental to your health. Sodium is generally well regulated by the body, although some people are sensitive to the effects of extra dietary sodium. These people may develop high blood pressure when they consume too much sodium. The effects of high blood pressure induce the progression of heart disease, leading to an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
Avoid fatty foods
Too much fat in your diet, especially saturated fats, can raise your cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. It’s been suggested that cutting out saturated fats will reduce the risk of obesity, high blood cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
Minimize your alcohol intake, Drink water
Excessive alcohol use can increase the risk of mental and physical health problems. It is advised to drink water; you can never go wrong with drinking water. Other benefits of cutting back on alcohol intake also include lower blood sugar, lower blood pressure, fewer alcohol-related symptoms, like headaches, heartburn, indigestion and stomach upsets, less fatty build up around the liver, improving existing conditions – depression, high blood pressure or skin conditions like rosacea, better sleep, and improved energy.
Exercising daily has been recorded as one of the fastest, best, and easiest ways of maintaining good health and well-being. Working out daily also help to improve your memory and brain function, protect against chronic diseases, weight management, lower blood pressure and improve heart health, improve quality of sleep, reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, and combat cancer-related fatigue.