You must have possibly heard or read about what to do or things to stay away from in other to keep yourself healthy, which you sometimes obey and sometimes ignore.
Some of you might even think you’ve known everything you need to know about keeping yourself healthy, but I bet you don’t know some things that are harming your health gradually.
And also if you are thinking that following all the health requirements is very difficult, don’t worry we will break everything down in this article.
Trying to stay healthy is as simple as ABC, and also hard at the same time. All you need is to make some sacrifices, self-denial, and some other few things which you will have the full knowledge of after reading this article. So here are simple tips you need to follow
1. Wash your hands always.
Make it a paramount thing to always wash your hands. Use an anti-biotic soap or a sanitizer to wash your hands always.
I assure you you might be tired of hearing this but it is very important to keep our hands’ germs free.
2. 8 hours minimum night rest.
Try to always rest after stressing yourself all day. Good night rest is very important because when you are stressing yourself too much, to the extent of letting anything affect your night rest for a long time, it can lead to you breaking down completely.
3. Try becoming a flexitarian.
A flexitarian is also called a semi-vegetarian, it is a diet based on plant foods with the addition of meat.
Being addicted to plant foods is very good for one’s health. But it will be good if you don’t center on only vegetables or plant foods alone, try to include few animal products in your diet.
This will help you to check your weight and also lower the chance of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease.
4. Reduce the amount of salt and sugar you consume.
High consumption of salt and sugar is very hazardous to the health. Try to reduce the amount of sugar you consume to 5kg per day, which is equal to one teaspoon per day.
You can attain this by reducing the amount of salt, fish sauce, and other high-sodium condiments; if you want to prepare your meal; avoid sugary snacks and other salty foods.
When you are consuming too much sugar you prone to getting tooth decay and unhealthy weight gain.
5. Avoid taking drugs
Stay away from taking drugs that are harmful to the body, e.g alcohol, smoking cigarette, weed, or any harmful substance.
No alcohol is too little to cause you harm; every intake of alcohol has the harm it causes to the body. Consumption of alcohol can cause damages like mental and behavioral disorders and violent activity. It can also cause you injury as a result of violence or accident.
Smoking can cause damages to your lungs and health.
It is not too late to quit if you are already addicted; the fast you quit the better.
6. Avoid being bite by mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are an insect that bites and causes an illness called malaria. Mosquitoes are harmful to the health, therefore, we must try our possible best to stay away from them. Malaria is a deadly disease caused by mosquito bites, and when you see the symptoms quickly face it with some remedies before it comes out of hand.
Mosquitoes operate mostly at night. So you must take precautions by sleeping under a mosquito net or spraying insecticide in the room before sleeping.
7. Drink excess water.
Addict yourself to drinking a lot of water. Water is very important to you to stay healthy.
Your body needs water to sweat, urinate and have bowel movements. Sweat will regulate your body temperature when exercising or at a warm temperature. You also need water to have an easy and healthy stool and to avoid illness.
When you wake up in the morning, drink water first, you need to drink a lot of water for better digestion.
8. Drink clean water.
Drinking unclean water is hazardous to the health; It can cause water-borne diseases like cholera, diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid, and polio.
Make sure you confirm the source of the water you are drinking to ensure that it is safe for drinking.
In a situation where you are not sure of the source of the water, all you need to do is to boil the water for a while and then leave it covered for some time to let it cool down before drinking.
9. Make sure your food is well prepared.
Consumption of contaminated food containing bacteria can cause diseases like diarrhea or cancer.
When you buy foodstuff in the market make sure you clean and wash it properly before cooking. In the case of raw things like meat make sure you boil it thoroughly before cooking.
10.Do check-ups regularly.
Regular check-ups will help you fish out health problems before they start. Health professionals can help you diagnose health problems when they can still be cured fast and easily before they get out of hand.
Visit the nearest clinic or health care centers to check out for any health issues on time.