Maintaining good health doesn’t mean you have to make dramatic changes to your lifestyle. Making healthy food choices, being physically active, and taking the right prescriptions regularly and consistently can go a long way in maintaining good health and keeping you away from problems and long-term diseases. Most Canadians can follow these simple tips to maintain their general well-being:
1. Eat a healthy diet
Eating a healthy diet is important. Foods that contain empty calories should be cut down or eliminated from daily meal plans. Empty calorie foods don’t have any nutritional value. Examples include soda, chips etc. Foods that are rich in nutrition and provide valuable calories should be incorporated in the diet. You can try to go as organic as possible because organic is the best way to maintain good health. Foods such as whole grain cereal or bread, free-range eggs, lentils, and wild salmon should be included. It’s also recommended to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables per day as they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals.
2. Be physically active
Being physically active is also plays a vital role in being healthy. From work-at-home Canadian moms to the individuals working nine to five at software companies, being physically active is possible, despite the excuses that you can’t take out time for the purpose. Keep in mind that being physically active doesn’t mean sweating and spending long hours at the gym lifting weights, as physical activity can come in any form. Fun outdoor activities with family and friends are a good option to carry out physical activity. Summers are coming up, and it’s one of the seasons cherished by Canadians. The outdoor activities in this season are a great way to get the heart pumping and have fun. There’s a whole list to choose from: surfing, mountain biking, horse riding, cycling, fishing, deep-bay-marine-field-station ballooning, scuba diving, bungee jumping, rock climbing, sky diving, and much more.
3. Be careful with prescriptions
The rise of internet marketing has made it easy for pharmaceutical companies to get their products out there to the masses, but the products that are floating on the online market also include those that have unproven claims, are not made by a recognized brand, and do more harm than good. However, individuals suffering from certain conditions are still tempted to make a purchase, and even brands backed by unknown companies are sold, perhaps due to marketing hype and some known figures that make them look credible and real.
4. Sleep properly and cut down on alcohol and smoke
Alcohol and smoke are two things that affect both the mind and the body. Smoking can result in chronic diseases in the long, while alcohol can negatively affect the liver. The consumption of either by females also gives rise to the risk of breast cancer. It’s recommended to cut down on consumption of both or eliminate them if possible. Sleeping properly is also necessary as the body recovers from stress. Energy is replenished during the rest period to prepare the body for the next day.