9 TIPS ON GETTING HEALTHY IN 2018
9 TIPS ON GETTING HEALTHY IN 2018
It’s a new year! But sad enough when many of us are making our new year resolutions, only a few people think about their health, and getting healthy and fit all through the year.
So in this article, I’ll be looking into the helpful tips that will help you to be healthy throughout the journey of 2018.
Tip Number One. Motivation
You have to find something that’s going to motivate you to get fit and healthy. It can be anything. It can be from you trying to get into a pair of jeans from a year ago, or you want to lose a little bit of weight or you want to enhance our beauty or you just want to feel good.
Or you decide to go in a healthy journey or maybe you’re suffering from a disease, whether it’s heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and yet you don’t want them to limit your effectiveness.
Whatever it is like that’s going to motivate you to get healthy. Maybe because you’re feeling tired a lot lately, you feel like you’re crashing by midday or you don’t have the energy to play with your kids and you want to and as such looking for a means to get better. There are a number of things that can motivate you to get fit and healthy.
Tip Number Two. Get organized
I don’t like you’re one of those people that just considered every option, it may simply mean you don’t have clear and distinct plans for your everyday usage. Plan what to do and when to.
It will save you from frustration, which may later affect your health this year and beyond. My suggestion to you is to always write down all of the things that you need to do and it will help you stay on track with all of your goals and everything we’ve done.
Tip Number Three. Drink more water
Water helps to get rid of all the toxins and the waste from the body and the skin. Drinking enough water daily will help to improve the texture of the skin and it also helps to improve the color of the skin and it does this by helping to regenerate new skin.
So my encouragement to you is to always carry water around because being dehydrated is not fun, it can lead to dizziness, it can lead to fatigue, it can also cause electrolyte imbalance.
How can you tell if you’re taking in enough water?
You can always check a urine color. If it’s too dark like a dark yellow, then you know you need to drink some water. Please go ahead and drink just a bottle of water and if it’s too pale that means you’re running out. You had too much water.
Tip Number Four. Increase your greens intake.
You can eat your spinach, eat your kale, can eat lettuce, eat collard greens. You need mustard greens like you have a variety of greens to choose from. Grains are packed with nutrients and antioxidants and these things can help to prevent and fight off cancers as well as chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and heart disease. I would encourage you to increase your greens intake.
You can have greens for breakfast and you can also add to your smoothies, you can add it to your sandwiches, you can add it to your eggs. Yes, those are really good ways to get more greens in your diet especially like at the beginning of the day.
You can also consider adding enough greens to your soup, but the only thing that I would say is to add it points towards the end so that you wouldn’t have your vegetables to get overcooked. Because if you do overcook it, then you’re diminishing the nutritional value of your greens and as such can’t get the best out of it.
Tip Number Five. Exercise
Physical activity can improve your health, they can improve the quality of your life, it can reduce the risk of getting diseases such as type 2 diabetes, forms of cancer. I mean being active makes you strong, it makes your heart strong.
But the thing is you have to find something that you enjoy. Because if you don’t really enjoy the type of exercise you choose, you will soon get tired, as it will soon seem to you to be punishing yourself, and thus go on retired mood.
You can go for walk, you can go for a jog, you can run, you can go to the gym and lift weights, you can do CrossFit, you can do yoga, you can do Pilates, you can do Zumba. There are so many things that you can do and I would suggest around 3 to 4 days a week of exercise to kip you fit throughout the year and beyond.
Tip Number Six. Sleep
Yes! You have to create some time to sleep not minding how tight your schedule may look like. Believe it or not, sleep helps with your mental as well as your physical health. The lack of sleep it can affect daytime functioning, it can affect your appetite and it can also affect your immune system.
When you sleep, your body prepares all the damaged cells, prepares all the muscles for all the work your body suit and it improves your immune system. So this is why your body needs to rest and you need to learn how to sleep.
How much sleep do I need to get? You need to get about seven to nine hours of sleep each night for a balanced immune system.
Tip Six Number Seven. Plan your meals as well as your workout.
Most of the human problem is either base on eating wrongly, or not eating enough. Plan what should be on your meal timetable on a daily basis. Don’t just eat anything, eat what you planned to eat. And also, out of your very busy schedule, have a fixed time for the meal and keep to it.
Tip Number Eight. Balance diet
Eating balanced diets will keep you strong and free from several diseases. A food is said to be balanced not by the nature of its quantity, but quality in term of having all the essential nutrients needed by the body.
You will discover that people that are not mindful of their diets often fall sick. This is so because you are what you eat.
Tip Number Nine. Cook your own food
When you cook your own food, you’re actually in control of what goes into your body, so you don’t have to worry about GMOs or artificial sweeteners or artificial food coloring.
You don’t have to worry about if the people in the restaurant wash their hands or if they sterilize the spoons you don’t worry about it the chef’s dump a whole tub of butter in your pasta, you don’t have to worry about if they cook with peanut oil or so, and if you have an allergy, you don’t have to be asking question, because you’re in control of what you put into your body when you cook your own food.
Also cooking your own food can help you save money rather than eating lunch or dinner out every single day. It’s more cost-effective to actually buy groceries and cook your own food.
And when you cook your own food, you tend to become creative because you get tired of eating the same old foods over and over. So now you get to experiment with different fruits and different vegetables and probably create a dish you’ve never thought of creating before.
Cooking your own food has a lot of pros to it, and it sure outweighs the cons
The year is still very fresh, and how we planned it, will greatly determine how far we are going to fair health wise. So following these simple tips I’m sure will help you live 2018 healthy and allow you to save money for something meaningful instead of sicknesses.