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Staying Healthy is as Easy as ABCDE

BY Arushi BidhuriSep 10, 2018

Healthy Choices

Are you looking for an easy way to stay healthy? We have a solution for you. Staying healthy doesn’t have to be all about spending long hours in the gym; it also means a healthy diet. Making healthy choices in your daily lifestyle can promote good health. The efforts you make today can pay off in many and for the rest of your life. Here is how taying healthy has become as easy ABCDE.

Avoid Alcohol

Cutting down on your alcohol intake can yield significant health perks later in life. You don’t have to completely stop – what we are recommending is drink in moderation, do not go overboard. Drinking too much alcohol can take a toll on your health. It can have short-term as well as long-term health effects of alcohol. 

Short-term Health Effects: Memory loss, dizziness, headaches due to hangovers, vomiting, and alcohol poisoning which can have fatal repercussions.  

Long-term Health Effects: Stroke, dementia, increased blood pressure which can lead to a heart attack, risk of developing liver cancer and liver cirrhosis, stomach and bowel cancer, irregular menstrual cycle and men’s fertility.

Also read: Even Occasional Drinks are Harmful

Be Physically Active

People from all walk of life find it difficult to improve their overall health. But decades of research has shown that physical activity promotes good health. Regular physical activity can improve health and fitness as it keeps blood pressure in control, maintains cholesterol and help in preventing heart diseases, stroke, and some types of cancers, diabetes, osteoporosis and depression. Some ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine like taking a walk, doing some cardio in the morning, taking 10,000 steps a day, etc. 

Also read: Try these excellent exercises to lose weight

Cut Down on Salt and Sugar

Sugar (in the form of glucose) supplies the body energy but we do not need to consume any sugar as our body automatically converts carbohydrates, fats and proteins to glucose. Added sugars found in some foods and beverages are harmful to health and are associated with numerous health risks. Most packaged and processed foods contain added sugars including cereals, cookies, bread, salad dressings, spaghetti sauces, and more.

Also read: How much salt should you consume everyday?

Do not Use Tobacco Products

Smoking can cause serious illnesses such as cancer, lung diseases and heart diseases which can lead to death. Tar and toxic residues released when smoking tobacco are the culprits and dangerous for your health. Nicotine present in cigarettes is the reason why you become addicted to smoking and can lead to the development of fatal diseases.

Also read: Reasons Why It is Difficult to Quit Smoking

Eat Plenty of Vegetables and Fruits

Eat a well-balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals that can help you feel energized all day long. It also reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases. They can also help you keep your weight in check as they are low in calories. It significantly reduces the risk of a heart attack, hypertension and some cancers.

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