TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE IN 30 DAYS WITH THESE HEALTH TIPS
Start with these fitness tips and in a month’s time you will feel like a whole NEW you.
- STAND UP:- “Remain uptight for 30 minutes after lunch.” “Studies have shown that both eating and sitting for long periods can cause glucose spikes, making you feel tired and sluggish. So, walk about or stand, at least.”
2. TRY A NEW FISH:- We rarely venture beyond the seafood world’s big five — salmon, tuna, cod, prawns and pomfret. But being a bit more adventurous means discovering new flavors and reliving over-fished species.
3. START YOUR DAY WITH A KISS:- Kissing lowers levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Those who kissed each morning missed less work through illness and lived longer than those who did no smooching.
4. SPRANG-CLEAN YOUR MOBILE:- The average phone has 27,000 germs per square inch — more than the soles of shoes. Turn your phone off before using a designated screen cleaner and microfiber cloth. But take note that experts say anti-bacterial wipes and disinfectants can corrode the screen’s protective coating.
5. EAT LIKE A KID:- Struggle to meet your five-a-day? Make up a tub of finger food just as you would for children. Carrot, pepper, and celery sticks, cherry tomatoes, broccoli florets, grapes and berries are all nutritional powerhouse packed with antioxidants.
6. ARRANGE A NIGHT OUT:- “Due to social media, we can see what our friends are up to, their holiday photos, their children,what they had for dinner so we feel like we don’t actually need to see them in person.” But loneliness is on the rise, and affects young people as much as the old aged and it causes physical changes in our body. “One of the simplest things to de-stress set a date to see your friends in person. Get a date in the diary — even if it’s in two-months time.
7. PUT YOUR PHONE ON AIRPLANE MODE FOR AN HOUR A DAY AND TALK TO YOUR FAMILY:- “Conversations with loved ones is important for close relationships and is a great way to talk through — and resolve any issues you may have had. Sometimes just saying if out loud makes problems disappear.”
8. WALK TALL:- Those trying to walk with their head help high and shoulders back were more likely to experience good moods while slouchers were more likely to focus on negatives rather than positive.
9. PLAY CHESS:- Focusing on activities that require skill and patience such as a board game or playing cards instead of binge-watching TV shows. “Playing chess encourages fierce concentration, mindfulness and focus.”
10. SWAP SEASONING FOR FLAVOR:- “Try replacing salt with spices like chilli or curry powder to add a bit of comph to your food and without the blood pressure raising saltiness”.
11. PUT A NEW SHOE ON YOUR PILLOW:- This will help check whether synthetic pillows support your head and neck adequantly. Fold the pillow in hair and pop a shoe on top if the pillow springs back. It’s OK. If not, replace it.
12. ADJUST YOUR NEAR-NEW MIRROR:- This will prevent slouching on long drives. Simply tilt it slightly so you have to sit up to see the cars behind. Your back will thank you for it.
13. EAT AN APPLE BEFORE GROCERY SHOPPING:- Those who ate the apple bought 25% more fruits and vegetables than those who received the cookie, and 25% more than those who got no snack.
14. ADD CINNAMON TO YOUR MORNING PORRIDGE, SMOOTHIE AND YOGURT — OR EVEN EGGS:- The spice balances your blood sugar levels, which helps at keeping your energy levels more stable and also helps to combat any sweet cravings.
15. STAND ON ONE FOOT WHILE BRUSHING YOUR TEETH:- “The instability will engage your muscles, and give your abs a workout.” It will also improve your general mobility, keep you more agile and stable, and help to prevent trips or falls.
16. EAT AT THE TABLE:- Starting at the telly while eating is a proven cause of weight gain. It’s distracting so you don’t register how much you are eating or how full you feel.
17. POUR YOURSELF RED WINE RATHER THAN A G & T:- In a study comparing the two drinks, red wine increased the abundance of bacteria known to promote gut health and depressed the pimples of harmful gut bacteria, whereas gin did the opposite.
18. HAVE A GOOD SEX LIFE:- “Sex increases the heart rate and some studies have shown that having an orgasm provides the same heart benefits as light exercises.”
19. DON’T BE SO HOUSE-PROUD:- As we understand more about gut bacteria, we are starting to realise that our over-sanitised lifestyle and obsession with super strength cleaning products may be doing us more harm than good. That’s not to say that basic hygiene should be ignored…. but a few healthy bugs are a good thing.
20. SWAP ONE REGULAR CUPPA FOR GREEN TEA:- Green tea is bursting with antioxidants, which can increase blood pressure. And add lemon juice to boost lemon juice to boost absorption of antioxidants by as much as 80%.
21. EAT A HANDFUL OF OLIVES EVERYDAY:- They are not in a similar fashion to aspirin in reducing inflammation and artery plaque formation, but they taste way better.
22. DITCH THE SNOOZE:- Exercising in the morning ticks it off the “to-do” list before the day starts, so there’s no chance of your workout getting bumped later on when things are hectic. You’re also more likely to make healthier choices during the day.
23. WATCH INTERESTING TV SHOWS:- 82% of people admitted that their mood is affected by clutter in some way, with nearly one in five confessing that it almost always increases their stress levels.
24. CARRY YOUR OWN PEN:- Cold and flu viruses can live for up to 48 hours, and pens — and the handles of supermarket trolleys are nortortious for germs.
25. SHOP ONLINE IF YOU’RE USUALLY TEMPTED TO BUY UNHEALTHY FOODS:- They aren’t half as appealing viewed through a computer screen, and the total totting up as you add to your basket will stop you from wasting money on foods that you don’t really need.
26. TRY THE 3D GREETING TO REDUCE STRESS AND BOOST YOUR MOOD:- “Smile, maintain eye contact, and say something positive. Practice the 3FF exercising as often as you can on people you encounter.
27. CHOOSE EGGS FOR BREAKFAST BUT DITCH THE BACON:- Eating three rashers of bacon could raise the risk of dying from heart disease by almost a quarter. For better only to eat processed meats occasionally.
28. GO TO BED EARLIER:- Lack of sleep appears to increase the body’s production of the stress hormone cortisol, which can lead to insulin resistance.
29. DO SOMETHING UNUSUAL TO BOOST MEMORY:- Singing a new tune or jumping up and down while locking a door or turning off hair straighteners will ensure you remember doing it later and don’t panic that you have forgotten.
30. MAKE SHORT JOURNEYS BY FOOT:- Lack of exercise kills twice as many people as obesity. Adding 30 minutes of walking into your daily routine five days a week can add three and a half years to your lifespan irrespective of weight.