We tend to think of health as an expensive business. If it deteriorates to the state that we have to visit the doctor, then it is. However, prevention is free of charge. We will provide you with a list of the 5 things that you can do now to improve your overall health.
Scientists agree that somewhere between 7 to 9 hours a day is sufficient for adults. In practice, this means that we should spend a third of our 24-hour day sleeping. The exact number of hours each organism requires to recuperate is individual, but that sleep should be good quality as well. Going to bed at 3 AM or drinking coffee or energy drinks just before bed is not at all recommendable. This can potentially disrupt our natural sleep cycle. In the age of technology, another issue is looking at a screen before going to bed. Also, we should avoid dining late or taking up physical exercise before sleep. All these activities wake up the organism when it should enter a dormant state, ensuring the quality of a good night sleep.
A well-balanced diet
We have already stated that eating before sleep is not a good idea. There are many more “don’ts” when it comes to food. Needless to say, the food has to be healthy, but what does this mean in practice? Firstly, we have to cut down of fat, mostly by avoiding fried food, the most common type of fast food. Related to this is the issue of salt, the intake of which should be significantly decreased. Try using rye or black bread instead of white bread. All the meals have to be well-balanced in terms of quantity, so overeating is not an option. If you’re a coffee lover, you might want to consider having one cup less and definitely do away with white sugar (you can use brown as a somewhat less detrimental replacement). Make sure that your water intake is sufficient and does not fall under two liters a day.
Regular medical check-ups
Your health is in your hands, but don’t take it too literally. This doesn’t mean that you can diagnose yourself once you feel something is not right. That is why doctors are for and you should visit them regularly. Even when you fell in top condition, you should visit the general practice doctor who can perform a full body check-up. The most detrimental thing you can do your health is to play doctor yourself, by doing something as foolish as googling the symptoms, for instance. Doctors do not go through years of medical college for no reason!
Your teeth need special attention
Human are remarkable being in terms of our physique, but we do have a weak spot. Teeth are very likely to go bad even if we properly brush them twice a day. That is why it is essential to regularly visit the dentist, at least once every six months. They can fix the teeth before caries eats them away. Always remember that the reward for taking care of our teeth is a beautiful smile. In order for this smile to be blissful, some people decide to apply dental crowns. These are several dental crowns types to choose from at your local dentists. He can help you decide on the one that you would aesthetically be most comfortable with.
Our ancestors were hunter-gatherers which meant that they moved around a lot. The pace of today’s world is such that the need to move a lot has been obviated with, which reflects negatively on our health. To counter this, we can walk or ride a bike instead of taking the bus or the metro. Also, we should try to squeeze in physical exercise whenever possible. If we can’t visit the local gym regularly, we can at least stand up and do a couple of exercises in the place of work.
The 5 activities listed here are not some supercilious theoretical blabber, but real pieces of advice that you can benefit from. As you have seen, they are interconnected since health is complex, but our actions should be simple. Make an appointment with your dentist, have a healthy snack, or stand up and do a set of push-ups.