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6 Tips to Live a Healthy Life

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Being blessed with good health is critical in enjoying a long, happy, and healthy life. If your body constantly remains weak and is plagued by diseases, you will live a very low quality of life no matter how much wealth you have. Here are some health tips that will enable you to lead a good quality of life.

1. Water in the morning

Make it a habit to drink a bottle of water first thing in the morning. Water not only rehydrates the body but also flushes out accumulated toxins. It boosts metabolism so that you suffer less from digestive issues. In addition, proper hydration enhances brain power and the immune system as well.

The Japanese are known to live a long life. The country has a high proportion of people over the age of 100. Part of their secret to such healthy longevity ⚊ they drink two glasses of water every single morning.

2. Avoid coffee

Drinking coffee in moderation (1 or 2 cups a day) is not bad. However, if you drink 7 to 8 cups of coffee, then this is a habit you need to reign in. Even if you are a moderate drinker, try to avoid drinking coffee if you can.

Instead, choose healthier alternatives like green tea or fruit juices. They are rich in various nutrients and antioxidants that will have a positive effect on the body. For instance, green tea contains catechin that promotes cell growth while also reducing cell damage.

A cup of matcha green tea.
Instead of coffee, choose healthier alternatives like green tea. (Image via Sarah Gualtieri via Unsplash)

3. Consume probiotics

Probiotics are live microbes that are similar to what is found in the gut. They are considered beneficial since they fight off pathogens and boost your immunity. They keep your gut clean and help prevent various types of allergies. As such, consuming probiotics on a daily basis is highly recommended.

You can either take probiotic supplements or source the good bacteria from foods like sauerkraut and yogurt. Remember to eat foods with plenty of fiber as this can fuel the gut bacteria. 

4. Explore outdoors

Being cooped up in your room every single day is not good for you. There is a deep connection between the human psyche and nature. When you spend some time in nature, you will feel all worries slowly subside. Exploring the outdoors is a great way to boost your lung health, heart rate, and blood pressure.

Woman sitting outside in the hills.
When you spend some time in nature, you will feel all worries slowly subside. (Image via pixabay / CC0 1.0)

5. Sitting posture

If you are employed in an office job, it is likely that you spend most of your time sitting. As such, how you sit will have a tremendous effect on your health ⚊ at least as you grow older. You should always maintain a straight posture when you sit.

If your body is bending forward when you sit, you need to correct the posture as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will experience various problems like muscular pain, fatigue, backache, etc. You might even end up suffering physical deformities.

A good posture will keep your joints and bones in the correct alignment, diminish the stress on ligaments, and give you a good appearance overall. 

6. Meditate

Health is not just about taking care of the physical aspects but also the mental aspects as well. It is highly recommended that you meditate at least 20 minutes every day.

Over a period of time, meditation will make your mind calm and relaxed. You will be able to deal with stressful situations better, which will ensure that you do not fall into conditions like depression or excessive anxiety.

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