Now, obviously, boosting your health should be a ‘long term’ process. However, it is never too soon to start. In this post, we are going to take a little look at a few tips for boosting your health now.
It is important that you reduce your salt and fat intake. These are both contributors to some pretty serious illnesses including stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Thankfully, it is not too hard to cut this out. Providing you steer clear of processed food, you will be well on your way! It is a lot more fun to put together your own dishes anyway.
Exercise regularly. No, you don’t need a gym membership. A thirty-minute walk (or run!) a day should be sufficient. It is cheap, and I am sure you can find the time to do it. For example, next time you need to head to the store, take a little walk as opposed to hopping on a bus or climbing into your car!
You need a balanced diet if you want to be healthy. So, get more fruit and vegetables into your diet. Now, you will have, most likely, heard of the ‘five a day’ rule, which is fine. However, I tend to suggest that people go for 400grams of fruit and vegetables a day. It is much easier to count.
Do you have unhealthy habits such as smoking or excessive drinking? Well, you are going to need to cut those out now. These are perhaps some of the biggest contributors to early death. If you can’t give up smoking, then at least try and cut down your consumption by half each day. You will feel much better for it. It will also make it a lot easier for you to quit further down the line.