Crazy health tricks that really work

Crazy health tricks that really work

1.Eat a balanced diet

A balanced diet does not have to be a boring diet. As long as you are

getting adequate proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fats,

that slice of chocolate cake you're craving shouldn't do you too much

harm. Enjoy your meals, chew your food properly and eat a variety of

foods, including five portions of fruit or vegetables a day. Too much

processed food or sugary food can make you feel sluggish.

2.Drink more water

Water is such a basic requirement and so key to survival, yet ninety

percent of us don't drink enough! Six to eight cups a day is the

recommended minimum. We can live for several weeks without food but

only a few days without water. If you don't like the taste, mix it

with juice, sugar-free cordial or make hot fruit tea. Vegetables and

fruit contain plenty of water too. If your urine is darker in color

than straw, drink more water!

3.Take time out to relax

Relaxation is very important to a healthy mind. However you choose to

relax - deep breathing, yoga, fishing, having a bath, reading a book -

try to chill out for an hour a day if you can. Mental exhaustion can

cause stress, depression and anxiety disorders. Modern lifestyles can

be hectic - if you're not working, you're running after the kids or

racing around the grocery store or doing something else. Relax!

Breathe deeply. Even fifteen minutes of this is better than none, but

do try for an hour a day.

4.Get moving!

There is no excuse not to exercise because there literally is

something for everyone. Not everybody loves pounding the treadmill or

pumping iron in the gym but anything that gets your heart rate up is a

good Cardiovascular activity. How about playing tennis, meeting a

friend for a swimming session or taking up self- defense or a martial

art? If you can't think of anything better, run up and down the stairs

a few times. Feeling better now? Exercise releases endorphins, which

cheer you up.

5.Cut down on smoking and drinking

Have you ever met a smoker who is glad they started smoking? Neither

have I. It is the single most destructive thing you can do to your

body. Drinking can be harmful if you consume alcohol in excess or

binge drink but, like most things, moderation is the key. A glass of

red wine has even been proven to be good for the heart. But too much

can be devastating to your health.

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