Stretch that muscle, work that limb, eat healthy and stay in control of your regular day with a healthy routine. Most people find it difficult to do so, but if you knew what plus-points fitness practices hold and how they benefit your health, you would never want to quit your fitness regimes.
It’s not just the food you consume, but also the additional health practices you follow that count.
Here are a few health tips that can keep you fresh and fit all through the day. These aren’t one of those ‘level difficult’ practices, in fact, they are some light, small and easy tips that will add to your health in one way or another:
Have you watched your pet cat or dog straighten into a stretch after they woke up from a sumptuous sleep? Well, we’re sure they know how important it is to them.
Similarly, stretching is a good exercise for us too. It enhances blood circulation and digestion, and helps easing out an aching back.
No, I can’t have Breakfast
That’s one of the worst things to say or do if you’re working on losing weight.
According to studies, eating the correct breakfast is one of the best things to do, if you want to lose weight. Some of the best breakfast diets include fresh fruit or fruit juice, a high-fiber breakfast cereal, low-fat milk or yoghurt, whole-wheat toast and a boiled egg.
Brush those Pearls
Many people are not aware of the right way of brushing teeth. If done improperly, your teeth and gums are susceptible to damage. A lot of people quickly do away with the tasks of brushing their teeth, and completely ignore flossing and visiting a dentist regularly.
Use your tooth brush like a pencil, focus on your teeth, the junction of your teeth and gums, your pallet and tongue. Keep this process in progress for at least 2 minutes.
Use a sturdy, soft-bristled brush that you should change every month.
Exercise your Brain
Give that big brain of your’s some exercise. ‘Neurobics’ is a term coined by American researchers to describe tasks that trigger the brain’s biochemical pathways and create new pathways that help in strengthening and preserving brain circuits.
Challenge your brain by doing otherwise ordinary tasks in alternate ways. For example: brush your teeth with the other hand, take a new route to work, do things without your visual ability, try doing them on the basis of your other senses like touch and auditory senses.
It has been observed that people with mental flexibility have a lower risk of Alzheimer’s and age-related mental illnesses.
Give and Take
Life should not just be about giving, it should also be about taking. Have you always been the giver? If yes, then good but learn to give to yourself too, only then you can receive from others. If you practice the contrary, then you’ll reach a point where you have nothing to offer.
Spirituality can lead to a content life. A study carried out by the Harvard University observed that when people prayed for patients they recovered quicker than those who weren’t prayed for. Even when these patients (prayed for) were not aware of someone praying for them, they received healing.
Because what smells, doesn’t kill!
The onion family (garlic, onions, spring onions and leeks) have a lot to offer. The Child’s Health Institute at Cape Town’s study says eating garlic helps children fight infections dominant in that age group. So, if your kids are ailing, then feed them the raws or flush it down with fruit juices.
Sip in the Reds and Greens
A glass of red wine can do wonders; a number of studies have concluded this. But, a recent study talks about an antioxidant Polyphenols that can protect you from breast cancer. These health soldiers, found in green tea, red wine and olives, protect you from environmental carcinogens like passive tobacco smoking.
Tab the Bones
Some of our favorite childhood memories include chewing calcium tablets, and we were told how essential they are for our bones.
While most of us forgot about it once we grew up, medicine practitioners say that chewing a calcium tablet, drinking milk and eating yoghurt keeps the bones in shape.
Keep in mind the fact that your bone density declines after the age of 30. The requirement of the human body is 200 milligrams of calcium per day combined with magnesium for complete absorption into the bones.
Berries and You
Love that strawberry flavored ice cream? Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries have plant nutrients known as anthocyanidins. These powerful antioxidants combined with concentrations of Resveratrol (found in red wine) fight against heart disease and cancer.
On a Healthy Note!
While these are some fantastic ways of keeping fit and fighting your way to healthy living, these are not the only and should not be the only tips you depend on for a healthy lifestyle. Multiple other practices and components for consumption await exploring. Keep watching out for them.