Tuesday, October 02, 2018

4 Natural Ways to Significantly Improve Health

You have probably heard about the phrase, “the best things in life are free.” Well, this is actually true when it comes to quality time with family and friends. What is more, there is a bunch of ways to save money even if you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle.  It may not be easy at first, but the benefits it will provide later are unmatched.

Be More Active and Try Exercise

Exercise is one of the best ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle, especially since it offers dozens of health benefits. Still, do not see it as a magic bullet whatsoever. You can go for a brisk walk for half an hour a day, which should be enough to dramatically reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart, and other leading killers.

Keep in mind, too, that a lifetime of regular exercise can improve your brain function, meaning that you will become more active and independent. This allows you to be mindful at all times in any given spaces/areas.  If your cognitive functioning works well, you are aware of your surroundings and this prevents the possibility of hurting someone. Besides, compensation for the victim’s estate can be financially challenging.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

This one is definitely easier said than done. Believe it or not, obesity rates significantly climbed over the past five years. In fact, not a single state in the country saw a decline.

Sure, it is difficult to either lose weight or keep it off. Still, studies show that when you start to lose weight, your health improves dramatically. If you have a normal weight, make sure to maintain it. You can do so by consuming calories and exercising as often as you can. A healthy diet also comes with the abundance of fruits and vegetables, among many others. A perfect way for you to shed some calories from your diet is through drinking water instead of sugary beverages. The latter accounts for more and more calories in the American diet.

Quit Smoking

This is a no-brainer but many people do not follow it. In case you didn’t know, lung cancer is still the number one leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Add to this the fact that in between 80% and 90% of cases of lung cancer, smoking is reportedly the leading cause.

There is good news, though. That is, smoking rates are starting to fall in the U.S. Well, this is thanks to a good number of new nicotine replacement therapies. This could be anything from patches to nasal sprays. It only means that quitting has become a lot easier than before.

According to a recent analysis, nicotine replacements have the potential to double the odds that smokers will eventually quit. New medications are all about helping smokers kick the habit for good.

Find Joy From Friends or Families

Enjoying life and maintaining a circle of supportive friends can make a huge impact to your overall health. It is really is true that friendships may be second only to quit smoking, so you can prevent the possibility of heart attack. But as far as people with extensive social networks are concerned, they are very likely to have calcification in the arteries. The latter is pretty much a sign of heart disease risk.

Another effective way to increase your happiness is to surround yourselves with cheerful friends. Believe it or not, a person like you is likely to be happy if a close contact is happy.

Now is the perfect time to start living a healthy lifestyle. Not tomorrow but today.

This is a guest blog entry.

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