Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Help With Staying Healthy

Here's Some Advice on How to Stay Healthy

Staying healthy is important for everyone; we all need to take steps to do so. Every single person on the plant is different, so ways of staying healthy are different. Some people don’t have to change their habits or do anything different and they are just naturally healthy. Some people have to alter their behavior in every aspect to maintain a healthy being. Some people take certain steps everyday to ensure their health is optimal. Below is a list of generic ways to stay healthy.

Ways to Stay Healthy:

Eat right.
Everyone loves junk food. I mean, who doesn’t like pizza and pop right? That’s fine, but you must remember to limit foods like these to maybe once per week (or not at all). Foods like processed meats, potato chips, pop, processed cheeses and anything that comes from a factory usually has added chemicals that are harmful to your body and can cause weight gain and even sometimes, with time, can cause cancer.

In order to avoid the negative effects of eating unhealthy foods, simply don’t eat them. If you must eat them (I am guilty of this), find products marked as organically grown or mention organic ingredients. This will limit the amount of chemicals your body has to break down and absorb. Fish, vegetables and fruits are all great examples of things you can eat without worrying about nasty chemicals being absorbed into your body. With vegetables and fruit, all you have to do is give them a quick rinse before you eat them and you're good to go! Fish contains natural chemicals that can act as cancer-preventing agents as well as give your brain food it needs to function properly.

It is extremely important to exercise. This can involve anything from walking around the block a few times to a structured weight-lifting regime. You can get healthier just by being outside; we get Vitamin D from the sun! Your body needs to move its joints and muscles on a regular basis or they will not get the proper movement they need to stay healthy.

Just remember, when exercising, monitor your heart rate and control your breathing. If you don’t do this, things can potentially get out of control. In order to stay healthy, you need to make sure your body functions at optimal capacity; monitoring your heart rate so it doesn’t go too fast and controlling your breathing for the same reason, will ensure your body will.

Get some rest.
Your body needs sleep. Your brain needs downtime. If you don’t get the recommended 8 hours of sleep, you will feel sluggish and your brain won’t operate correctly. You will have trouble doing simple things like climbing stairs and remembering things that just happened.

Before you rest, drink some water to stay hydrated. Eat a good dinner that includes some type of fiber and some type of protein. This will ensure your digestive system works well overnight and your body will have energy to wake up refreshed.

Staying healthy isn’t hard; you just have to work at it! Follow these simple health tips and you will see better results from whatever you are trying to accomplish, whether it be to lose weight, build muscle or just feel better. The rewards are endless. Good luck becoming healthy!