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If you want to live a long life, one of the things you should aim for is to have a healthy body. Deadly diseases are claiming tens of thousands of lives in the whole world every day. Most of these diseases are preventable in nature, and can be entirely avoided by leading a healthier lifestyle. In addition, being healthy is quite easy. Anyone can lead a healthy and happy life without worrying too much about things such as calorie intake. Here are the five simple ways to improve your overall health
Make Sure To Eat Balanced Meals Every Day
A lot of diseases usually start by having an unhealthy diet, with the majority of the cases requiring time in a healthcare facility. There are many HR challenges in healthcare today; the industry struggles with shortage of staff, high turnover rates, and burned out employees. It is best to try to remain healthy, disease-free, and debt-free. One of the things you can do to stay healthy, and stay out of the doctor's office is to eat balanced meals every day.
A balanced meal should have the right amount of nutrients that you need for the whole day. A balanced amount of lean protein, nutrients from vegetables and fruits, whole grain products, and dairy products is enough for a balanced meal. If possible, abstain from using a lot of salt, because eating salty food causes a lot of diseases, especially conditions that are related to the heart.
Exercise Regularly To Gain Physical And Mental Benefits
Exercising has a lot of benefits in the body. This does not only burn the unwanted fats. Exercising can improve your blood pressure, lean muscle, cholesterol, and even your eyesight. if you can just exercise for ten minutes per day, that already gives a big difference compared to not exercising at all. Even simple activities such as biking on your way to work help a lot.
Another reason to exercise is because it benefits one's mental health. Yes, exercising has mental benefits, and does not only affect your physical state. There are studies which show that exercising can serve as an antidepressant medication to reduce the effect of depression. Getting exercise will also relieve tension and stress, which helps people with anxiety problems.
Get Enough Sleep Every Night
A lot of people, especially teens and young adults, are spending a lot of their time online. Most people in this age range sacrifice sleep just to play games or scroll through their timelines. That might not be a very good idea, especially if you sacrifice a huge amount of sleep every day. Just like exercising, getting less sleep can affect your body mentally and physically.
An adult should get at least seven hours of sleep. The recommended amount of sleep for teenagers is between eight to ten hours. Young adults and adults should sleep at least seven to nine hours. Meanwhile, older adults, or people aging from 65 years old and above should sleep seven to eight hours.
Maintain Proper Posture And Ergonomics
Staying in the same position for a long amount of time is very unhealthy. Poor posture can affect a lot of body parts. However, its effect is largely seen on the spine. Poor posture affects the spine by causing distortions in the curve, which changes its shape, affecting the entire body. In the short term, this can lead to back pain, while long term effects include deformity of the spine.
Using ergonomic equipment (keyboards or chairs) while working in front of a computer is a great way to reduce the effects of poor posture. You can also reposition your monitor to get a more comfortable position. Most importantly, take time to relieve muscle stress by stretching once in a while, and taking regular breaks.
Avoid Causes Of Great Stress
Last, but not least, is to avoid stressful activities, and have the time to unwind. Stress can cause or worsen conditions, such as health disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and depression. One of the great ways to relieve short-term stress is to listen to soothing music. During the weekend, pick a hobby that you enjoy, and unleash all your stress from the week.