7 ways to stay Healthy and Improve your lifestyle - The Redditch Standard

7 ways to stay Healthy and Improve your lifestyle

Redditch Editorial 13th Jul, 2022   0

A Wealth of Health

A healthy way of life can help you thrive for the rest of your life. Of course, making healthy choices isn’t always straightforward. For example, finding the time and energy to exercise regularly or prepare nutritious meals can be challenging.

However, your efforts will be rewarded in various ways for the rest of your life. The best way to start is to get a healthcare screening from a company like Cignpost Diagnostics. They offer health assessments and health testing. A health screening will show you what areas you need to improve.

Here are seven tips to get you started.

  1. Balancing your diet – Numerous studies have shown that a plant-based diet is the healthiest. However, you can still reap many benefits if you aren’t a vegetarian. A semi-vegetarian diet that includes fewer animal products but does not eliminate them may help you lose weight while lowering your risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease.
  2. Start your day the right way – Spend a few moments before reaching for your phone or getting out of bed, reflecting on what you are grateful for in your life. Several studies have shown that having an appreciative mindset can significantly impact how you perceive your reality and, ultimately, how you deal with what is happening around you.
  3. Cut out the processes – Eating less processed food and eating more whole plant foods have been linked to improved health. Processed foods are frequently high in fat, sugar, and sodium while being low in vitamins and fibre. Eating four or more servings of processed food per day is associated with a 62 per cent increase in overall mortality. In contrast, lower-processed food diets have been linked to lower risks of all reported diseases.
  4. Weighing things up – Maintaining a healthy weight can be difficult. Still, it has numerous health benefits, including lowering the risk of 13 different cancers. A few simple pointers can be helpful. First and foremost, if you are overweight, concentrate on not gaining any more weight. This is a significant benefit in and of itself. Then, try to lose some weight for a more substantial health boost when ready.
  5. Thinking about sugary drinking – Sodas, fruit juices, and sweetened teas are the most common sources of added sugar in our diets. Unfortunately, several studies have found that sugar-sweetened beverages increase the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, even in people who do not have excess body fat. Sugar-sweetened drinks are also particularly dangerous for children. They contribute not only to childhood obesity but also to conditions that do not usually manifest until adulthood, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  6. Skipping Breakfast – A light, healthy breakfast is adequate for reaping the benefits of eating early. Furthermore, if it contains lean protein and whole grains, it will keep you from overeating at lunch. Unfortunately, breakfast skippers eat more, according to research! So, if you want to reduce your appetite, don’t skip your first meal of the day.
  7. Wash your hands – We will end with a real easy one. Your mother always told you to wash your hands when you were a kid. And it is imperative! Every time you come inside, you should wash your hands. Keep your hands clean by using soap and hot water or hand sanitiser. Also, avoid touching your face when you’re out and about. Every day, we handle a million different surfaces, and those germs and bacteria end up on our hands and eventually in our system. To combat it, please keep your hands as clean as possible.

Obesity levels have nearly tripled since 1975, according to the World Health Organization, making it a serious issue that requires immediate attention. Another advantage of staying fit and healthy is that it can help you avoid problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and diabetes. Furthermore, obesity increases the risk of thirteen different types of cancer. Pancreatic, esophageal, and gallbladder cancers are the most difficult to treat. As a result, staying fit and healthy is critical, as there are links between obesity and a decrease in life expectancy.


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