10 ways to keep your body healthy
The first 10 ways to keep your body healthy are simple, they all involve not eating too much junk food, drinking too much water, exercising regularly, staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, avoiding stress, limiting the consumption of alcohol, and practicing safe sex.
1. Eat a Healthy Diet
If you are going to make healthy choices, you should have some idea of what you are having on the table by not consuming a diet that is healthy for you. And an easy way to do this is to eat a balanced diet with enough variety in it.
2. Exercise regularly
We’re constantly being told that physical activity is good for our mental health: your brain gets the oxygen it needs, and you are less likely to develop a heart condition or diabetes. So, we try to do as much as we can (and, in general, this includes exercise), but we still struggle with finding the balance between not working too hard and not doing too little.
3. Stay Hydrated
Hydration is an umbrella term for all bodily fluids including water, electrolytes, sugars, fats, and salts. The point is that you cannot claim that one drink of water or another drink of water will help you or harm you; if your goal is health then drink plenty of fluids.
4. Get enough sleep
This means spending time in bed, most of the research on sleep and health is not new at all. Even the latest studies on how to improve sleep still tend to be based on the idea that we need more of one thing than another — that if we find a way to get more sleep, then we will be happier and healthier.
5. Get enough sunlight
Light exposure during the day helps us stay energized during nighttime and helps us store fat-burning compounds in our bodies during the day as well as help us regulate circadian rhythms. So too much sunlight can interfere with healthy circadian rhythms as well as have an impact on other parts of our health like bone density and weight.
6. Limit alcohol consumption
Although I wouldn’t recommend abstaining from alcohol entirely (especially if you are someone who metabolizes alcohol differently than most people), it has been shown that alcohol consumption over 3-To 4 drinks per week can damage heart function over time and lead to obesity… so don’t drink too much anyway!
7. Manage Stress
There is a lot of stress in our lives. We are faced with deadlines, health issues, and unpredictable situations all the time. And we’re not immune to it either: When stress reactions begin affecting our daily life, it becomes harder for us to cope with everyday life. Our bodies release various hormones during these reactions, some of them good for us, others bad for us. So we have to manage our stress!
8. Get Screened for Health Conditions
In a world where health care is still largely inaccessible, it is important to take matters into your own hands. Health screening tests are the perfect way to do this. You can use them to test for a number of conditions including diabetes, high cholesterol, and prostate cancer. These tests are a great way to know if you have a condition that could be impacting your health.
9. Limit Alcohol Consumption
In today’s society, alcohol is often consumed on a regular basis, which can lead to overconsumption and alcoholism. In order to avoid this, one can minimize the consumption of alcohol by drinking responsibly. For example, one can drink one glass of wine per day, or limit oneself to a few drinks at a time.
10. Practice Safe Sex
Let’s face it, we all want to have a good time and we want to do it safely. But you don’t want to have to worry about your condom breaking or tearing, do you?. With a new infection every 8 seconds, practicing safe sex is a must.