How To Stay Healthy
Many want to stay healthy but some are not sure what the best methods are for staying healthy. However, there are things you and I can do that will keep us in good health such as eating nutritious foods. The healthiest foods are a balance of foods that are measured by the consumption of calories. Eating nutritious foods are indeed healthy but they can become unhealthy if not balanced with a moderation of calories. Natural foods are especially good in keeping you healthy and strong.
Foods that can help you stay trim and healthy are: whole grains, fruits and vegetables, fat-free or low-fat milk and other milk products, and lean protein. Foods that you should eat in moderation are: refined grains, processed foods, fats and sugars, sodium, dietary cholesterol and alcohol. Most importantly, be sure to eat something for breakfast because if you skip breakfast, you will want to eat even more later in the day. The old saying, “moderation in all things” is so true. It’s when we are not moderate in eating and exercising; that is where we go wrong. Another way to stay healthy is to exercise. There is a saying that is simple but true and it is, “burn up more calories than you consume and the weight will drop off.”
However, before exercising remember to start off slow. By starting off slow, you can day by day work your way into an effective exercise routine. For many, walking is the best exercise. You can burn more than 300 calories by walking for an hour. Walking is also good for your heart, it increases bone density and helps to build endurance. Exercise also prevents other diseases such as diabetes, depression and osteoporosis.
If you want to stay healthy, another thing to do is to stop smoking, if you smoke. Smoking causes many health concerns such as lung disease and emphysema. In addition, getting regular checkups can also keep you healthy because with a regular checkup your doctor may find certain health concerns and treat them before they get out of hand.
In addition, by practicing good hygiene you can lower your risk of becoming ill when flu and colds make their rounds. Good hygiene can also prevent the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease and various skin concerns such as scabies. These health concerns can be prevented by washing your hands and face regularly. When you feel the need to cough or sneeze, be sure to cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow. And, when possible, wash your hands after sneezing or coughing.
To conclude, staying healthy is not difficult; however, it does require a dose of common sense, washing your hands and face on a regular basis, eating nutritious foods and exercising on a consistent basis.