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HEALTH IS WEALTH!

HEALTH IS WEALTH!

Here are some top Wellness Tips that will give you simple ways to improve your health and also help you maintain a healthy and vibrant life.

    • Reduce salt intake; high salt intake can result in high blood pressure, and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. When shopping, buy products with lower sodium content. Salt can also be replaced with spices in food.
    • Eat regularly, control the portion size; eating a variety of foods regularly and in the right amount is the best formula for a healthy diet. Skipping meals, especially breakfast can lead to out of control hunger often resulting in overeating.
    • Do not eat a lot of refined carbs; refined carbs have been highly processed to remove their fibre. They are relatively low in nutrients and can harm the health when eaten in excess.
    • Make sure to eat enough protein, it is vital for optimal health. The nutrient is particularly important for weight loss, it also boosts metabolism significantly. Fish is a great source of high quality protein and healthy fat. Studies show that people who eat the most fish have a lower risk of several conditions including heart diseases

        • Get on the move, make it a habit! Do it a bit more than just stairs. Physical activity is important for people of all weight ranges and health conditions. It helps burn off the extra calories, it is good for the heart and circulatory system, it maintains or increases the muscle mass and improves overall wellbeing. Full scale training in gym or if you cannot afford the gym, check YouTube for workout routines.
        • Drink water and enough of it; this cannot be overemphasised. Drink plenty water, especially before meals, drinking enough water has numerous benefits. It can boost the number of calories you burn. The optimal time to drink it is before meals. There are times you reach the end of the day only to realise you never drank a sip of water. A lot of people get by with coffee and sugar sweetened beverages when what the body really needs is WATER.
        • Eat Fruits; How often do you take fruits? Do you include fruits in your meals? When talking about healthy meals, fruits cannot be left out. Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are under consumed, including potassium, dietary fibre, vitamin C and folic acid. Eating fruit provides health benefits, in fact people who eat more fruits as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. There are wide variety of fruits you can choose from, you don’t have to necessarily stick to a particular one. Explore the fruit world!! Remember, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”!
        • Healthy sleep can help your body better regulate blood sugar levels, keep your immune system functioning properly and even improve your heart health by decreasing stress. Sleep also helps you function effectively throughout the day. Research shows that consistently getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night is beneficial for adults. Any more or less can increase your risk for serious health conditions. Get good sleep, both the mind and soul will be grateful.
        • Routine medical check-ups. Do it once in a while (like once or twice a year) to check the condition of your body and deal with any potential problems. It is very important. Depending on your age, sex, and family medical history, the basic tests may include; urine and stool analysis, vision and hearing tests, sugar level, full blood count gives information about the cells in a patient’s blood), blood pressure measurement, lung function test, liver and kidney function test, x-ray or CT scan of the chest.
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