Top 10 tips for ‘Healthier Living’
1. EAT A HEALTHY DIET
Make sure you eat lots of fruit and vegetables at least five portions each and every day. Lower your salt intake and you’ll soon see the difference!
2. GET ACTIVE
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to exercise. It’s recommended to do 30 minutes cardio exercise 3 times a week. Walk the dog, have a runaround with the children or go for a swim
3. INCREASE YOUR DAILY EXERCISE
Walk the children to and from school or to the shops rather than taking the car. Try taking the stairs whenever possible.
4. CUT OUT FAT
Dairy products such as cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low fat versions and should be kept to a minimum, try to avoid fast food.
5. DON’T SMOKE
Smoking not only causes lung cancer, but it’s also linked to many other illnesses. Give it up now!
6. DRINK ALCOHOL IN MODERATION
If you drink excessively, you are likely to suffer from health problems such as liver and kidney disease or cancer, later in life.
7. KEEP STRESS IN CHECK
Getting stressed out is bad for your health. If you are stressed in the workplace you are more likely to cause an accident and injure yourself or even fall ill.
8. POSITIVE OUTLOOK
It has been scientifically proven that a person with a positive outlook on life will be healthier than someone who has not. When you smile your brain releases small amounts of serotonin that give your body a good feeling. So next time you’re sad, smile!
Relaxation has actually become a medical treatment. It is very important to relax in the evenings after working or after a busy day caring for your children. Try to find somewhere that you feel comfortable, and just kick back.
10. COVER UP IN THE SUN
It is important to wear protection at all times to protect yourself from excess UV rays from the sun.