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Healthy tips to prevent lifestyle diseases

The way we live our lives can put us at risk of some lifestyle diseases like asthma, diabetes, obesity, heart conditions, etc. Change these certain habits to live healthy.

Mind Body By Ariba Khaliq / Jun 26, 2014

The Way You Live Your Life

Since the last couple of decades, we have been becoming more prone to certain diseases that can really be prevented by following a healthy lifestyle, all thanks to industrialisation. Some lifestyle diseases that can easily atherosclerosis, asthma, cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, stroke, depression, obesity etc. Certain healthy habits can help you ward off these ailments and lead a good life. Image Courtesy: Getty

 

Eat Right

Vegetarian food options are good sources of most nutrients needed for an optimal health. They also contain powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients that fight against illnesses. High amounts of fibre, less cholesterol and fat in whole plant foods are a perfect combination to prevent and reverse lifestyle diseases. Image Courtesy: Getty

 

Exercise

Make a time table for daily activities with sufficient time for exercise and entertainment. Brisk walking for 15 minutes daily may show promising results in obese, diabetics and hypertensive people as it improves blood circulation, removes lactic acid and uric acid and loosens joints. Image Courtesy: Getty

 

Drink Lots of Water

Water is an excellent at flushing out toxins from the body and it does wonders for your skin. Drink at least 3- 4 litres of it every day to keep your body hydrated. Image Courtesy: Getty

 

Get Out in the Sun

The biggest and most important source of vitamin D is the good old sun. Vitamin is needed by our body to absorb calcium and boost immunity. Spend at least 15 to 20 minutes a day in direct sunlight, 3 to 5 times a week.  Image Courtesy: Getty

 

Breathe Fresh Air

Those late night presentations and early morning meetings have left no time for us to take a bare feet walk on the emerald green dewy grass. Don’t you remember you good it felt when you did it as a kid? You need to do it again. Make time for it. Fresh air boosts oxygen supply in the body and you should spend time in large open green spaces. Image Courtesy: Getty

 

Sleep Properly

An adequate and sound sleep is essential to feel fresh and keep stress at bay. Your body needs at least 6-8 hours of rest, which should be uninterrupted to let your body heal itself and build immunity.  Image Courtesy: Getty

 

Be Optimistic

Positivity in life helps reduce stress and keeps us happy. Whenever you feel disturbed or upset, take a deep breath, get some fresh air and think of some good time. Getting depressed won’t help. Image Courtesy: Getty

 

Break the Addictions

Alcohol, cigarettes, and even tea, coffee and colas are acid-yielding and therefore deplete the body of important nutrients like iron and calcium, weaken immunity and cause mood swings and fatigue. Get rid of them. Image Courtesy: Getty

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