Healthy Lifestyle Tips: The new year has just begun and you can make it a good opportunity to improve your health and make better and better resolutions regarding it.
10 healthy lifestyle tips to start the year off right
Today we will discuss about 10 tips here, following which you can make this year healthy and positive.
- get a health check-up
- Get Annual Specialist Consultation
- start participating in sports
- eat healthy and nutritious
- lose weight
- quit smoking
- limit alcohol intake
- sleep better
- learn to relax
1. Take a health check
The beginning of the year is favorable for health check-ups. After parties and excesses, it is advised to get checked like check your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels and proper functioning of your liver or kidneys (through blood tests or urinalysis).
2. Get Annual Specialist Consultation
We often ignore some annual checkups which can detect serious diseases. As such, annual medical consultations with a dentist, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, ENT, and gynaecologist should not be ignored.
3. Start participating in sports
Sport helps in maintaining good health and prevents some diseases. The WHO recommends 20 minutes of moderate-intensity and 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity endurance activity per week. It is better to have a health check-up, especially at the heart level, before starting to practice sports again.
4. Eat healthy and nutritious
After holiday excesses, dietary balance is desirable. A balanced diet consists of 5 fruits and vegetables a day (follow 5 a day), a moderate sugar and fat intake, and enough protein intake to keep the entire body functioning properly.
5. Lose weight
Losing weight is a serious goal that should not be taken lightly. If you are overweight and want to lose weight, you will need the support and care of a nutritionist, diabetologist or dietician. Some basic rules have to be followed, balance the caloric intake of your food, limit fat intake, consume more fruits and vegetables and limit sugar and salt intake. Apart from a balanced diet, you also have to do regular exercise.
6. Quit smoking
The new year is an opportunity to give up smoking, cigarette, and some bad habits like tobacco, which is the cause of many types of cancer, especially ENT cancer. Consult your doctor to quit the habit of smoking and strictly follow prescribed nicotine substitutes.
7. Limit the alcohol consumption
Like tobacco, alcohol is also injurious to health. Give preference to low-alcoholic beverages such as wine or beer. Gradually increase the number of non-alcoholic days over months. Start by setting aside at least 1 non-alcoholic day per week.
8. Good sleep
Poor sleep increases the risk of many diseases, such as lack of alertness, heart disease, diabetes or breast cancer. For better sleep on a daily basis, work off all stimulants (coffee, tea, alcohol, etc.), and avoid heavy meals in the evening. Promote relaxing activities in the evening. Start practising meditation and promote good and healthy habits.
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9. Learn to relax
Stress and anxiety, when they become chronic, have a negative impact on the overall quality of life, so it is important to manage them. Prioritize relaxing activities (yoga, spirituality, meditation, walking, etc.), and try to adopt the best possible lifestyle. If despite everything you can’t solve the problem on your own, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor.
10. Be socialize
Social life has a profound effect on our mental and physical health. Mixing in society has a positive effect on health. It protects you from many serious diseases especially mental illness. Keep meeting friends and family regularly and maintain healthy relationships with people in society. It will always have a positive effect on health.
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