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6 Ways to Improve your Health

Updated on September 21, 2016

Want to improve your health?

Do you feel sluggish or tired? Lacking in energy or concentration? Here are 6 easy and simple tips to improve your overall health and ultimately your life. You might find that not all are to your liking, but if you choose a few and try to stick with them for a month, you will hopefully see some health benefits!

Food

Start your day right!

Instead of eating fast food on the way to work or for lunch, try eating something healthier such as a simple pasta salad or some fruit.

Apples are a great snack substitute and can help you in other ways than just filling your tummy! The natural sugars in apples (amongst other fruits) give you a boost in energy throughout the day. Furthermore, the antioxidants in apples help your body fight heart disease and diabetes.

Energy Drinks

(or energy drains!)

Energy drinks, although have caffeine and plenty of sugar (both not the best to be having!), actually tend to make people tired. They make you tired due to the energy crash you have after consuming one of these lovely drinks!

Energy drinks also have plenty of caffeine in. Having over 3 energy drinks every day can cause a caffeine overdose. overdosing on caffeine can put your body at risk to heart disease.

Chia Seeds

Giving plants and you life!

Chia seeds are known to be one of the 'miracle foods'. they are packed with many different and important nutrients that your body requires, such as Omega 3, 6, and 9 which improve brain function, stabilise blood sugar levels and naturally boost protein levels within your body. they can be taken with water, mixed in with tea, or eaten with yoghurt. Searching online will give you other ways to utilise the chia seed's full potential.

Sleep

And lots of it!

Sleep is an important requirement, not only for young children and teenagers who have brains that are still developing, but also for maintaining a healthy life style.

Getting a full 8 hours of sleep helps improve brain functions, such as increased attention spans, memory recollection, decreased levels of stress and decreased levels of depression.

It may seem like time wasted, but your body needs the sleep, so rest well!

Hydration

Water and Juice!

Most of the time when you are feeling tired, it's actually your body telling you that you require some water. Having some to start and end your day is a good start. Try carrying some water around with you throughout the day to help keep you fully hydrated. Water healthily restores the organs of your body, including your brain and heart. Many people suggest 8 cups of water, or 2 litres. This figure is incorrect, and actually an overestimate, it depends on your body size and metabolism - but it's not like drinking water can harm you!

Excercise

Healthy and live longer

Doing 30 minutes of cardio-vascular exercise per day is suggested to keep your body healthy and in a good shape. Cardio exercise can actually keep you living longer!

You might think that doing exercise will take time out of your day, but can be as simple as taking the stairs or parking slightly further away. One walk per day can reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 50%! Also the extra vitamin D you obtain from the sunlight can help counteract depression - win-win!

Have you got any other health tips?!

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