If you are serious about learning how to lead a healthy life, here are some tips that can get you started.
First up, have a complete physical performed. Go to your doctor and have blood work done so you will know what your blood pressure is, cholesterol – good and bad – blood sugar levels, etc. This way you can start to Incorporate the necessary diet changes to correct turn any problem areas around.
Next, if you are overweight, figure out a plan once and for all to lose weight. Obesity can generate so many diseases and illness, and it is one of the few things we can eliminate.
Do not try any type of fad or crash diet to lose a lot of weight fast – you will just gain it all back and then some. Incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and try to shift to more chicken and fish than red meat. If you have pasta or bread, make them whole wheat. They are better for you and they taste better too.
Drink lots of water. You hear it all the time, but drinking too little water can cause kidney stones, constipation and dehydration. They say that by the time you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated, so carry around some chilled water to sip on through the day.
Exercise – no one wants to do it, but the benefits are so worth it. You just have to make a commitment to take a 20-minute walk at least three times a week. Once you start you will be hooked and want to do it everyday.
Relax .. Stress is the leading cause of so many diseases and illness. Take a warm bath. Meditate. Read a good book. Do something that you enjoy. And of course, laugh every day. Everyone always feels so much better after a good laugh. You know what they say … Laughter is the best medicine!