5 Secrets Of Super Healthy People
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- Self Care
- Dr. Jatin Bhide
Health is a complicated subject, with millions of books, videos, and tutorials you could study. The key to good health though is in finding a regimen that works for you and sticking to it. After all, healthy people didn’t just wake up that way.
Barring hereditary illness, it’s possible to protect yourself from most medical conditions by keeping up your body’s immunity. But, from the wealth of knowledge available, here are a few key points that apply to everyone.
1. STAY IN THE GREEN WITH A HEALTHY DIET
The healthiest people are those that carefully monitor what they put into their body. This usually consists of a diet rich in vegetables and fruit, while still incorporating proteins and carbohydrates, and especially avoiding artificial preservatives and processed foods with sugar. If you’re having trouble sticking to this system, schedule a cheat day.
Your diet contributes to your blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and weight. In fact, eating the wrong kinds of foods can also make you sluggish and affect your mood. Not to mention a body that intakes the right kind of food has all the nutrients it needs to stave off diseases.
2. GET A GOOD NIGHT’S REST
If food is one cornerstone of good immunity, sleep is another. Your body heals and recuperates as you sleep. Without enough sleep you become irritable, and your performance at work suffers. Getting enough sleep is crucial for our cardiovascular health and immune system, as well as our ability to think clearly and learn new information. It’s important to ensure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every day and stick to a regular sleep schedule, as a lack of sleep can also leave you unable to cope with daily stress.
3. TRAIN YOURSELF TO RELAX
Speaking of stress, it’s not just a problem that afflicts you while at work, it’s something far too many people take home as well. When you’re constantly stressed, it causes your cortisol levels to rise, which can stay elevated for years at a time. This in turn causes weight gain, disturbs your sleeps, and spikes your blood pressure. One thing most healthy people would have in common is their tendency to meditate and practice mindfulness. Try out guided meditation apps, or engage in your favourite relaxing hobbies. Or if you find yourself scrolling through social media too much, consider a digital detox for a few days and instead focus wholly on yourself. Regular practice can help lower stress levels and establishes a secure connection between the body and mind.
4. FOCUS ON THE GOOD AROUND YOU
Research has shown that happier people make healthier people, in that they’re better at fighting off common infections. So take time out with your family, chat with your friends, spend a little on that impulse buy. Additionally, seek out positive news in the world around you as much as you can. You might have a lot of things to worry about, but there’s no sense in worrying about everything all the time. Allow yourself a chance to just be.
5. DON’T FORGET TO EXERCISE
Exercise is as important for your bodily health as a good diet. Not only does it help to keep the weight off, but you’ll find you have a better appetite and higher energy levels after, not to mention a better mood. You don’t have to be pumping iron or running marathons either, just a simple walk every day can do wonders for your overall health. Exercise improves the flow of both your blood and your lymphatic system. This improves the general circulation of the cells that make up your immune system, also helping to reduce inflammation on the process.