Here are 12 easy ways to naturally improve your overall health:
Nuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acid which decreases inflammation in the arteries surrounding your heart, keeping your heart younger for longer.
An Apple Martini a Day
Having a glass of alcohol (not more) helps the heart by increasing the HDL cholesterol levels (don’t worry this is the good kind).
Know your family health history. This helps medical professionals establish your risks of developing life threating diseases.
It’s a family thing
By gaining the support of your family certain lifestyle changes can be made that will positively impact on everyone. It is much harder to improve your health through life style if you are munching on celery while the family enjoys biscuits and gravy!
Studies have shown that people find it easier to change habits and make personal improvements if they have a support system. Find an exercise buddy who will hold you to your gym appointment!
It is a medically proven fact that those who are happily married or have pets (maybe both) have less ailments and on average live healthier, happier, longer lives.
Go on, give it up
Giving up on smoking tobacco products might be the single most effective way to ensure your longevity. Not only does it lower the risk of heart disease and developing cancer, it decreases the possibility of a stroke and it is also better for your skin and teeth.
Take a Time-Out
Stress kills – or makes your life pretty darn miserable. Learn relaxations and breathing techniques that will disperse feelings of being overwhelmed. Take small breaks through-out the day and learn how to leave the office at the office.
By showing kindness to another being is proven to release feel good hormones which has a direct positive impact on both your mental and physical wellbeing.
Walk it off
Regular physical activity will release those natural feel-good hormones known as endorphins. Exercise improves blood circulation.
Don’t miss your check-up
Regular doctor, gynecological, dental and optometric check-up’s will identify possible health risks earlier. You massively increase your chances of extending your health and happiness by making sure health problems are identified as soon as possible and that they are treated accordingly.
You are what you eat
The quality of your diet will directly influence your health. Replacing processed foods high in sodium, preservatives, fat and sugar with fresh fruit and veg will monumentally improve your health and extend your wellbeing.