Health

The First Wealth Is Health!

We have heard from childhoods that need to treat your body if you want to live longer carefully. But if we analyze the situation, it is possible to identify a trend that people are doing everything contrary to reduced life and undermine their health. And slowly destroying ourselves, we are lazy do something which can help your health!

So here is a list of very simple and beautiful tips which will help you to get healthier:

1. Make Time to Meditate

Studies have shown that meditation may help reduce long-term stress that raises blood pressure and can lead to problems such as heart disease. Some studies suggest it can reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 30 percent. You’ll need to meditate for 20 minutes a day to start reaping the benefits. If you’ve got a teenager who needs some downtime, suggests they take up meditation. A study funded by the UN National Institute of Health has found Transcendental Meditation helps to reduce blood pressure and stress in young adults.

2. Skip Potatoes

Green vegetables are rich in nutrients such as lutein – good for our eyes – and red vegetables contain carotenoids that help protect against heart disease, so eat plenty of them every day. But if you’re watching your weight, avoid potatoes, says Professor Peter Clifton, co-author of The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet and nutritionist at the Baker IDI in Melbourne. ‘Potatoes are full of calories and often have fat added if they are mashed or deep-fried,’ he says. ‘Skip a potato side dish if you’re eating out and don’t add potatoes to your meals at home.’

3. Give Someone You Love A Hug

Want to help your heart health? Start giving more hugs! Researchers at the University of North Carolina say hugging increases the levels of the hormone oxytocin, which are released during childbirth and breastfeeding. At the same time, hugging reduces blood pressure and levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This combination could help lower the risk of heart disease, researchers say, and a 20-second hug is enough to start having these healthy heart effects. So give someone you love a squeeze.

4. Be Sociable

According to the Mayo Clinic, social interaction helps ward off depression and stress, both of which can contribute to memory loss. So the next time you feel like staying in, accept that invitation to dinner or arrange to meet a friend once a week to go for a walk. Consider joining your local library to interact with others in your community, or become a volunteer.

5. Jot Down Your Feelings

Pick up a pen and start writing about the good things in your life. A study at the University of Missouri found writing for 20 minutes a day about positive experiences and feelings boosts your mood and physical health. ‘Use lists and dot points if you want to, and don’t worry about spelling and grammar if you’re the only person who sees it,’ says associate professor Jenny Martin of RMIT University, Melbourne. ‘Writing doesn’t have to be a letter or a diary either. You can go on Twitter or Facebook, but remember to be careful if you’re writing about feelings on a social networking site.’

6. Walk Your Dog

About 40 percent of Australian households have a dog – that’s about 3.1 million pet pooches – and Fido or Rover could help you get more exercise without you even realizing it. The ‘Go For Your Life’ health campaign says 41 percent of dog owners walk, on average, 18 minutes per week longer than people without dogs. In a year, that means almost 16 hours of extra physical activity to help manage weight and reduce your and your pet’s risk of osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Showing a little attention also helps, as stroking and patting a pet has also been found to reduce stress and high blood pressure.

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