Tips to a Healthier Life

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

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We presume that we are going in the right steps towards leading a healthy life. There are so many things we think are bad for health and discontinue it completely, whereas if taken in limits, it may benefit you in having a healthy life. This blog shall help you implement a new approach to your lifestyle or modify your present lifestyle.

1) Caffeine Is Unhealthy

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Well, you heard it wrong! Caffeine is rich in antioxidants. It helps in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Coffee is helpful to our system, only when taken in moderation. That is a cup a day should be the limit. However, it is not advised the same for pregnant mothers. It is best if you completely avoid caffeine during pregnancy as it is said that it results in low birth weight. The healthy way to make your coffee is black with a few drops of stevia.

2) Variety Of Meals

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It is not wise to stick to a standard meal plan. You must make sure that you include all varieties of food in your lifestyle. Generally, a human body needs forty different nutrients to be healthy, which is hard to attain from a standard meal on a regular basis. A balanced diet is the best way to lead a healthy life. Such as a high-fat lunch shall be followed by a low-fat dinner. Eat regularly but control the portions you consume.

3) Avoid Negativity Within and Around You

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An optimistic mentality is the key to a healthy life. It is best not to encourage pessimism around you. It can be a bad friendship or an intimate relationship that is wearing you off mentally and physically. As we age, we learn what brings us peace, let us make a note to ourselves that we stick to things that keep our mental health at peace. It sure will be hard to let go of someone that meant a lot to you but is it worth losing your health over someone? It is yours to answer.

4) Be Active

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Physically being active is very important at present. Always choose a sport that keeps you enthusiastic to continue further or keep exploring the art of physical activity. You never know how your body shall like the activities you give in. Never find a reason to skip your physical activities. Make time for a better healthier life.

5) Say Goodbye to Your Belly Fat

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Abnormal visceral fat leads to severe health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It is best to maintain your ideal weight and the waist size for your ideal weight. If you are someone who has excessive belly fat, it is time you engage in cardio exercises. In the beginning, it sure will take a toll on your body; however, when you are consistent you shall see the result in no time.

6) Take Deep Breaths

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In our daily life, the major part we face is stress. It is hard to imagine life without stress as it can be in any form. It is also our responsibility to make sure that this stress does not harm our health. Meditation is a powerful form of handling pressure. If you feel suffocated, find a place where no one is around you. Exhale and inhale; thirty times or till you feel relaxed. Listen to your breathing, feel your heartbeat come at pace. When you are stressed, find a way to calm yourself down and handle your day at peace.

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It is the smaller steps that take us to the height of our life. Always be open to changes and adapt them into your lifestyle for a better living for we live only once.

Content published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek information from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.


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