Changes for a healthier, stress-free life
It’s amazing how little changes in your day-today life can bring about massive changes in your overall health. Dr. Muhammad Umar of Bwari General Hospital, Abuja tells us that the systems in our bodies are complex and they all need attention and special care. But to do that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to do anything drastic to ensure you switch up to being healthy and stress-free. Here are a few simple changes to observe and you will begin to see a difference in no time.
Consume more ‘good’ fats: The fats we are referring to are fatty fish, olive oil and other vegetable oils, not saturated fats found in junk food. These fats are essential in encouraging collagen production and for a well functioning immune system. It also helps in keeping your cholesterol levels at bay.
Get enough sleep: Staying up late isn’t good for you. So whatever it may be that keeps you up, whether it’s movies or your phone, keep it aside. more refreshed and energetic in the morning and more productive and attentive in whatever you will do during the day. So try and get at least eight hours of sleep every night.
Stay hydrated: Drinking water is such a crucial and important thing that many of us are guilty of overlooking. Getting enough water in your system can’t be overemphasized. Your body needs it, your mind needs it, your skin needs it and it can even aid in weight loss as well. Make sure you have a bottle of water with you at all time and see that you drink up to eight bottles daily.
Work out: This doesn’t necessarily mean going to the gym, but going out for a jog or a long walk often, or fitting in a short but rigorous workout during your spare time will also go a long way. Download fitness apps on your phone to help you reach your fitness goals everyday.
Vitamins and minerals: Vitamin deficiency is real and very unpleasant. Usually, when you fall ill, it’s due to not having enough of a vitamin to fight it back. Fruits and vegetables are incorpopacked with them, and incorporating some them into your three meals and snacking on them will be more than enough. You can also go to a pharmacy and get vitamin supplements to replenish the ones you haven’t been able to get. Take cold showers: Cold showers go a long way in helping you de-stress and bring you back to life. It also boosts blood circulation and tightens your skin. Although you need to get used to it, once you do, hot baths and showers will be a thing of the past for you.