Today I’m going to provide you with 10 simple ways to regain good health.
Are you ready to regain good Health and make it a priority? Maybe you’ve been thinking about being more active and trying to cut back on less healthy foods?
It seems everybody spends time turning to the Internet to search for a diverse range of health-related subjects. In the main you’re looking for answers of how to overcome illness and generally seeking answers to enable you to regain good health.
I recently saw a statistic which said 80 percent of Internet users have searched for a health-related topic online.
Who hasn’t searched online for information about a specific disease or medical problem? I have, and I guess you have too.
What do we look for? Again statistics show that people research particular medical treatment or procedures; diet, nutrition, exercise and fitness information; prescription or over-the-counter drugs or alternative treatments. Much time now is also spent researching mental health, depression, anxiety or stress.
It is common for us to immediately go to Google if we have a health issue we want to find answers for. With the fact that a majority of people want to regain good health, the amount of information available has grown immensely. Yet more and more people seem to be fighting against long term health conditions.
Does this mean that a lot of people aren’t finding what they need or there are such varying opinions that no one can work out what’s true? Alas there are a lot of junk sites out there, many trying simply to sell supplements.
This website has enjoyed 10 years plus being on the internet, becoming well entrenched and well read. We try to ensure we provide simple answers that work.
Please understand whatever changes you adopt its important to give them time to work. Sometimes it takes a while before better habits begin to work and make an impact, in this case help you regain good health.
Now let me give you the answer of what you need to do to regain good health. You need to implement healthy lifestyle habits.
Adopting new, healthy lifestyle habits may protect you from serious health problems like obesity and diabetes. New habits, like healthy eating and regular physical activity, may also help you manage your weight and have more energy. After a while, if you stick with these changes, they become part of your daily routine and the end result, you regain good health.
More and more research shows that the key to lifelong good health is implementing a healthy lifestyle – maybe you need to think of these habits as your best medicine. Yes, I’m saying that adopting simple healthy lifestyle habits is as good as many of the over counter medicines. By implementing them you’ll avoid many illnesses in the first place and they’ll help those sick to regain good health.
If you have decided that you are ready to change and not just think about it, and you have already set some specific goals that you would like to achieve, getting ready to put a plan into motion and take action to bring about your desired goals then let me tell you the habits you need to acquire.
First you must believe that your health, energy level, or overall well-being will improve if you develop new healthy lifestyle habits, and if serious about your health, begin to implement them once you’ve finished with this article.
To help you turn this knowledge into results, I’ve put together this manageable list of healthy lifestyle habit suggestions.
Healthy Lifestyle Habits to regain Good Health
1. Regular Exercise
Getting at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity can help you to regain good health, reducing your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and manty other illnesses. Crank up the stereo or your Amazon Echo and dance in your living room. Sign up for aerobic classes or join the gym. Walk to the park with your kids or wake up an hour early thrown on your track suit and go for a power walk. Play a sport, ride a bike, go swimming. Your options are endless, but you have to do something. If you’ve done nothing for a long time it will be hard at the beginning, but persistence will pay off and the result regular exercise will bring makes it well worth it. We all can do something, so choose what you will do and get started. You’ll thank me later.
“Even when all is known, the care of a man is not yet complete, because eating alone will not keep a man well; he must also take exercise. For food and exercise, while possessing opposite qualities, yet work together to produce health.”Hippocrates
2. Eat a Healthy Diet
You need to be eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruit (at least five servings a day). A healthy approach to eating is essential for good health. Food is the fuel for your body, hence essential for your health. There is so much diverse opinions about what to eat and how to eat, many of you are most likely totally confused about what makes up a healthy diet.
So, let me make this really simple, and provide you with the definitive basics of what your diet should constitute.
- Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Eat … six or more servings of grains or legumes, daily. Whole grains are especially nutritious. These foods will help you obtain the 20 to 30 grams of dietary fiber you need each day and will provide most of the important vitamins and minerals.
- Eat red meat sparingly and supplement your diet with fowl (chickens, geese, pigeons, partridges, duck and quail ) and fish which is an excellent source of protein … relatively low in calories, fat and cholesterol , contains certain vitamins you need and omega-3s polyunsaturated fatty acids which is essential for good health.
So, think of a plate divide it into 4, and fill it with protein, grain or legume, and 2 lots of vegetables as an example of a healthy meal. Keep salt, sugar and fat very low. That is it in a very basic but easily to implement way.
“Everything in food works together to create health or disease. The more we think that a single chemical characterizes a whole food, the more we stray into idiocy.”Dr. T. Colin Campbell
3. Moderate alcohol intake
Hey, I’m not about to get on my soap box and preach to you about the ills of drinking alcohol. In fact believe it or not, alcohol does bring benefits, including a reduction in cardiovascular disease. But these benefits apply only if it’s consumed in moderation. Heavy drinking is unbelievably harmful. It can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, damage to the heart muscle, and an increased risk of several cancers. Anyone looking to regain good health has to limit the amount of alcohol they drink. Aim for no more than 1 or 2 units on a weekday at the very most. On the weekend if you really must consume no more than 4 units.
“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”Louis Pasteur
4. Avoid or Quit Smoking
Now I am getting on my soapbox. There are no benefits to Smoking. It can only do you harm. In fact you already know it can kill you, simple as that. We all know smoking is bad for our health, but plenty of people still do it. Quitting today could be the number one way for you to regain good health. Slowly but surely your body will begin to heal. The longer you stay as a non-smoker the longer you are likely to live. So, do yourself the biggest favour possible, either never ever pick up a cigarette or quit if you are a smoker right now. And believe me I know how hard that can be. Yet be assured no ex-smoker will ever tell you it wasn’t the best thing they ever did when they managed to quit.
“Every time you light up a cigarette, you are saying that your life isn’t worth living.”Anonymous
5. Get enough quality sleep
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should get between seven and nine hours of sleep a night. Routinely failing to get that amount could lead to long-term health consequences, including increased obesity and high blood pressure and decreased well-being. Sleep is a health-restorative time for the body. When you sleep, your body releases immune proteins called cytokines, which help fight infections and control the body’s response to stress. If you struggle with sleeping I wrote this article previously with tips on how to get better sleep.
“Sleep is an investment in the energy you need to be effective tomorrow.”Tom Roth
6. Drink at least 2 litres of Water daily
Recommendations for daily water intake differ, depending on a person’s age, sex, pregnancy status, and illness. It is often said that most people should drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily which is about 2 litres. My belief is that this is essential to regain good health. I always carry a bottle of water with me. Sipping from it frequently. Every time I feel hungry or fancy a coffee, I drink water and often this satisfies. However you do it just make sure you drink lots of water.
“Water is life, and clean water means health.”Audrey Hepburn
7. Good hygiene is a must do
Regular washing of the body, face and hands, clothes, and bedding should help treat and prevent most infections related to poor hygiene. Keeping your environment clean also is vital. And practicing oral hygiene brushing at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing regularly. Remember the expression cleanliness is next to godliness. Or like my mum said, wash your hands after going to the toilet. Come on people just do the basics well and this will go a long way towards good health.
“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.”George Bernard Shaw
8. Keep stress in control
Reducing stress is important for good health. Experiencing stress is totally normal, but continual stress can greatly impact the mind and body in a negative way. People with chronic or extreme stress can have many different symptoms, as stress affects the immune system, nervous system, hormones, and heart functioning. The only definite way to treat chronic stress is to address and change the underlying cause. However, several lifestyle habits can greatly reduce stress and its symptoms. Practicing stress relief methods such as deep breathing, progressive muscular relaxation, meditation will help greatly. Read this previous article which shows you the best methods and how to do them.
“It’s a good idea always to do something relaxing prior to making an important decision in your life.”Paulo Coelho
9. Think Positive Thoughts
Too often our brains are full of negative, destructive thoughts. Our fears of what’s ahead can bring disease to our bodies. We hammer ourselves with negative feelings which can be the cause of much of our ill health. When your head is in a bad place, the body can be affected negatively. It is important to get a grip on your internal thoughts and begin to cut out the negative chatter. Read this article to give you a method to release the negative emotions and bitterness from your mind.
“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”Lee Iacocca
10. Establish work-life balance
Work plays a key role in all our lives. Work leads to our salary which puts food on the table, roof over our head and clothes on our body. It is no easy task to achieve work-life balance in today’s unpredictable and fast-paced business world. To many of you probably work longer hours than is healthy for you, and consequently spend less time relaxing or being with loved ones. This is no good for your health and you need to juggle with your commitments and try and create a good balance between everything you do. Check out this old article for a simple method to establish a work-life balance.
“You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.”Heather Schuck
There you have them. Ten healthy lifestyle habits that you need to practice if you’re to have or regain good health. The choices you make today will have an effect on how healthy you are tomorrow. So if you want to be at your healthiest 10 years from now, begin implementing these healthy lifestyle habits so you soon begin to regain good health.
Good luck with it.