World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Every year WHO selects a theme that highlights a priority area of public health and the theme is worked upon all through the year. World Health Day is the start of a yearlong of activities that includes spreading awareness, organizing activities and working on issues that help in the betterment of health of people.
Being healthy is a choice. You can choose the kind of lifestyle that you would want to lead. We have listed 8 simple tips that you can follow to ensure good health all year around.
1. Eat regularly
When you maintain a regular meal time, it can help get rid of various ailments that range from acidity, indigestion to constipation. Not just that when you consume food at regular intervals, you can digest food faster and better. In any season, it is important that you eat moderately. Have small meals at regular intervals to avoid over eating.
2. Consume fresh food
Much as canned and processed food is convenient to use, you need to know that they are not good for your health. Consume freshly cooked food. The food you consume is fresh and you know what is in it. A glass of fresh lime juice is healthier in comparison to a can of aerated drinks. Include a variety in your food ranging from raw vegetable and fruit salads to an assortment of fresh breads and lentils.
3. Opt for seasonal veggies and fruits
Have you noticed that most seasonal fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that can help our body to fight against seasonal disease? The changing weather can take a toll on the health. With the onset of summer, we sweat a lot that can lead to dehydration; hence it is advisable to eat fruit rich in water content like melons. It is also important drink fresh fruit juices with a pinch of salt and sugar help to keep the body hydrated.
4. Limit the use of salt and spices
Limiting the intake of salts and spices can help in the reduction of many ailments; excessive intake of salt is often linked to hypertension. Use salt and spices sparingly to ensure you are eating the right kind of food.
5. Restrict the intake of sugar and sweets
Sugar and sweets are rich in calories and restricting the intake can keep ailments like diabetes, cavities and obesity at bay. 6. Cook your food well: Deep fried foods are tasty but they are not good for your health. Avoid deep fried foods, excess use of ghee and butter in your foods. Saturated fats are harmful to health. Instead opt for vegetable oil in little quantity, wherever needed.
7. Eat right
Including fibrous foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fibers etc. act as appetite suppressants because they help in the formation of bulk when you consume it. Fibers are known to fill the stomach and it also takes a long time to digest. They also aid in easy bowel movement that helps to keep you healthy.
8. Eat according to your body type
It is easier of you fix your daily menu according to your body type and your body weight. If you are on the healthier side, reduce the intake of carbohydrates, red meat, sugar, eggs and dairy products. On the other hand if you are underweight you will need to include milk, whole grains and other dairy products in your diet to keep your body healthy.
What are the methods that you adopt to stay healthy? Let us know!
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