Staying healthy should be everybody’s goal. The ultimate reason for our daily hustle is to make enough money in other to do important things and also enjoy the luxury of life. Of what use would all the money be, if the owner is not in good health?
Every once in a while, we over push our boundaries, we stress ourselves too much, and the body can only take so much stress. The way our bodies react to such stressful condition is by breaking down, either through symptoms of sickness or general tiredness. When an individual is been stressed for more than two days, it would definitely tell on the individual. This could result in sickness and frequent hospital visits.
No one finds frequent hospital visits as a fun activity. With our daily hustle, it seems like we can’t escape breaking down, being stressed or visiting the hospital? Good news is that there are ways to stay healthy without visiting the doctor every now and then. You can actually be in total control of your health without having to waste time at the hospital reception, or spending your hard-earned money on health care.
Here are numerous ways of staying healthy while keeping the doctor away.
You cannot have a healthy to-do list without exercise in it. The benefits of exercise cannot be overemphasized as it is very crucial for any individual willing to keep a clean health bill and have the best out of life. Our society today has made us believe that only people trying to lose weight are bound to exercise. This is a wrong notion in all possible ways. The benefit of exercising your body goes way beyond losing weight; in fact, losing weight is just a very small fraction of what exercising entails.
It has been noted that those who exercise their body tend to live longer and perform better than those who don’t. This is tied to the scientific fact that, exercising increases the blood flow to our brain cells. The blood is responsible for transporting nutrients all around the body, therefore, when blood flow to the brain increases, the supply of nutrient to the brain cell ultimately increases, resulting into an improved functionality of the brain.
Another notable benefit of exercise is that it improves your body musculature and keeps your muscle in tone. This is something most people cherish. Being in good shape has a way of boosting self-confidence.
2. Healthy Eating
Healthy eating is key to living a healthy lifestyle amidst your daily hustle. When you fuel your car with a bad oil or gas, then you’re running the risk of knocking out your engine. This is exactly what happens when you don’t feed well. The foods we eat are like fuel for our body. They are key to providing us with the daily nutrients we need to keep out body going.
Due to one reason or the other, we fail to eat healthy food, then we end up depriving our bodies of the required nutrient, thus preventing the body from functioning optimally. Not only that, imbalance diet and unhealthy food would leave the body susceptible to various kinds of illness.
This can be achieved by taking heed to the RDA (Recommended daily allowance) of the nutrient required by the body. Eating the right food at the right time. A larger percentage of us rely on fast food to make up for the body fuel, which is absolutely unhealthy.
3. Dietary Supplementation
Most of us when introduced to supplements, don’t seem excited as we see supplements as medicine. An average Nigerian feel he/she doesn’t need supplements as nutrients are gotten from the meals they consume. The truth is if you eat healthy foods and live a healthy lifestyle you might not see the need to take vitamins and supplements, but how many of us can boldly say we eat healthy foods every day?
Supplementing our diet is another aspect of healthy eating.
While supplements are not a substitute for good food, research shows that taking certain vitamins, minerals and other supplements can boost your immunity, help reduce stress, and help to prevent chronic illness including diabetes, heart disease, bone disease, various diseases of the eye, and even cancer.
Without much discussion, you’d agree with me that this is another way to stay healthy while avoiding the doctor.
4. Healthy Habits
Nothing beats a healthy habit. From good oral hygiene to healthy postures to sleeping habits and the likes.
Poor sleeping habit is one of the things that make us unhealthy. A larger percentage of the world population sleep for less than five (5) hours in the night, as against the recommended seven (7) to eight (8) hours in the night.
Most people use their gadget all through the night, this does not only affect the sleeping hours, but also the quality of sleep. It’s been proven that exposure to blue light few hours before bedtime would hinder the quality of sleep.
Want to stay healthy? Sleep more!
Other healthy habits to inculcate is eating at the right time, maintaining a healthy hygiene and the likes, as well as the above mentioned.
Do you meditate? If you don’t, then you’re missing out on a lot of things.
Most people consider meditation to be a “spiritual” thing. No, it’s not. Although it can be spiritual if you take it as a spiritual activity. Meditation is one of the best ways of keeping yourself healthy mentally.
Sitting in silence, clearing your head while filtering out the external distraction is one of the best way to stay healthy mentally. If you don’t meditate, start today! It might be a short session, just start today, and in a week’s time, you would thank me.
In conclusion, all these things combined together go a long way in keeping our body in good state of health. They might look small or petty, but when you practice them and keep to the rule, all through the years, it becomes easier to stay healthy.