We all know good diet and exercise are the two mantras when it comes to maintaining your health but there are a few more things that’ll also make a great difference. Here are 6 amazing secrets revealed for you to enjoy a healthy life.
1. Increase Calcium Intake
A lot of women over 30 have calcium deficiency and this will eventually reduce the strength of your bones and teeth. So make milk, cheese, yogurt, okra, sardines, and almonds as part of your daily diet. You can even have formula powders that are rich in calcium that you can enjoy with your milk.
2. Fun in the sun
Not spending enough time in the sun can actually result in Vitamin D deficiency. Almost 65 to 70 % of Indians suffer from this and there are many health risks associated with this like. This will weaken your immunity system and makes you more prone to heart diseases, prostate cancer and depression among many other things. So don’t miss out an opportunity to soak in some sun the next time you get called out to a beach or a picnic.
3. Surround yourself with positivity
Positive thoughts and positive people are the best way to avoid unwanted stress in your life. When you surround yourself with negative people, their energy is bound to rub off on you. There are many health benefits to positive thinking other than psychological health such as reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases and even greater resistance to common cold.
Always aim to be the ‘glass is half-full’ person rather than the half-empty one.
4. Don't have to be a fitness freak
You have probably been told a thousand times that fitness is the best if not the only way to stay healthy. But this doesn’t mean you have to spend hours at the gym, sweating it out. A brisk walk for 30 minutes every day or anything that will get your heart rate up is an activity that promotes blood flow in your body and will get allow proper functioning of all your organs.
You can even try yoga for both mental and physical well-being.
5. It’s okay to let go once in a while
A strict diet regime is ideal but not exactly practical. If you’re craving that chocolate cake or that ice cream, don’t stop yourself from getting your heart’s content. In fact, a research shows that resisting yourself from eating something will only increase your cravings and one day you’re going to go all out and binge eat. A better alternative to this is to eat what you like once in a while and not feel guilty about it.
6. Yearly Check-ups are a must
Getting a health check-up once in a year should be something you HAVE to do. This check up must include the normal blood test, Pap smear, mammography(optional), ultrasound, Urine test and a pelvic exam from your gynecologist. This is a win-win sort of situation because if you are healthy, then it’ll be a way of validating it and if there’s a problem, you’ll catch it before it gets worse and will be able to take the required measures.