Healthy living: 5 Ways to Enhance Your Wellbeing

5 Ways to Enhance Your Wellbeing

Healthy living is all about matters like more energy and less stress — and it is within reach. Purchasing your health does not have to be hard. Small changes can make a huge difference.

Healthy living
Healthy living

Those changes can also help you lower your odds of health problems such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. And you can begin right now.

Take inventory.

Staying on top of your health is far more than getting care if you don’t feel great. (And do not forget about your dentist and eye doctor.)

These visits will help find problems early or even before they begin. The tests you need depend on things like your age, sex, family history, and if you smoke or exercise.

Your doctor may want to check for these items, among others:


Smoking and using tobacco in different ways can lead to lung cancer and other serious health issues. The sooner you stop smoking, the better.

Too much alcohol may damage your liver and cause some types of cancer. Men should not have more than two drinks a day; girls should have no more than one. If you drink more than that, speak with your doctor about cutting back.

Move more, even if it’s only a little bit.

You do not need to lift heavy weights or train for marathons. You are able to squeeze exercise into your regular activities. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, or walk down each aisle at the grocery store when you are shopping.
You may get exercise into your daily routine slowly by walking 5 minutes every day. Add 5 minutes each week, and after two months, you are going to log 150 minutes per week (30 minutes per day, 5 days per week) — the recommended amount of exercise. If walking doesn’t interest you, try biking or swimming.

Build a bigger plate.

The appropriate foods can help you ward off health issues and also help you live longer.
Make half your plate fruit and veggies.
Go for poultry, fish, beans, and nuts rather than red meat.
Skip carbonated beverages and select water, coffee, or tea instead.
Eat the majority of your meals in your home so you can control the ingredients and keep track of the amount of salt on your food.

Get loads of shut-eye.

A third of us do not get enough sleep, and we want it to get good health. Most adults should get 7 to 9 hours each night. To get what you want, go to bed at exactly the exact same time and get up at exactly the exact same time, even on weekends.

It could be tempting to check email and watch TV before going to bed, but that can get in the way of good rest. It is smarter to maintain TVs, phones, and tablet computers from the bedroom. And steer clear of caffeine, alcohol, and large meals at the hours before you hit the hay.

Between work, family, and everything else on your plate, it is normal to feel pulled in too many directions. This sort of stress can affect your wellbeing, and it is important to remain on top of it.

Do things that make you happy, whether that is gardening, doing yoga, playing music, or creating artwork. Exercise, laughter, and interacting can also help ease stress.

If a work project or balancing your checkbook has you uptight, step away for a couple of minutes and return to it with calmer nerves and a clearer mind.

Combine groups of people you like who share your interests. If you are an avid reader, join a book club. Love movies? Start looking for a film club. And volunteering allows you to do great things for your community and gives you an opportunity to meet people of all ages.

Challenge your mind.

Things like crossword puzzles, Sudoku, chess, or studying are all good for your mind. Keep studying and trying new things to boost your brainpower. It might help lower your chances of Alzheimer’s disease.

: WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on September 13, 2017

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