Are you in need of a good cure straight from the doctor’s book?
The colder weather is here. Darker nights. Shorter days. An easy option is to hibernate. What’s important is to find a balance. To pursue a healthy lifestyle. Maintain our humour and take care of sufficient sleep. As you juggle your busy work, social and family schedule. Take time to find creative ways to stay active and maintain a healthy diet to counteract the colder months.
In a few moments, try these 4 tips to feel instantly better.
1| Home Workout
If you are unable to get outdoors or go to the gym don’t let the weather keep you from exercising. Try 3 easy tips whilst you watch telly. In between housework. Or take breaks if you working at your laptop or tablet. For a great glow, exercise is vital.
- Find a home exercise video that you like. Gently stretch and warm up muscles. Be careful of every movement you take. Use appropriate space. To avoid injury.
- Do lunges. Squats. Press ups. Sit ups. Gentle aerobic exercise. Use an appropriate exercise mat.
- If you don’t have any weights or dumb bells. Use a resistance band. Bottled water works well as weights.
2| An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
There is so much truth in this saying. Apples are such a versatile snack. Packed with crunch. Nutrition. Fibre. Source of vitamins A, C, K and biotin. Low in GI. Rich in antioxidants. So healthy for you. From golden delicious to granny smith. And so many other different types available to choose from. The health benefits are substantial.
3| Sugar or Sweetener?
Recent studies have confirmed that high intakes of sweeteners can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. The key to any headline research is to eat everything in moderation. To maintain a good diet and find the balance for your own body. Either from natural or processed sugar. Keep to your daily intake or less.
4| Strong Bones
Looking after your bones is important for long term health. In the colder months, your bones can get stiff and painful if not cared for. An average adult requires 700mg of calcium daily. This is important to maintain strong and healthy bones. For mobility and flexion.
Some suggested foods that can add towards your daily intake are –
- Cheese [40 g of Edam cheese (300mg)];
- Milk [200ml cow/soya milk (200mg)];
- Fish [105g can of pink salmon (100mg)];
- Beans [70g red kidney beans (50mg)];
- Orange [1 large orange (50 mg)].
Exercise has long term benefits that strengthen bones and keep joints supple. Help maintain your muscle strength. In addition to good coordination and balance. Check any health advice with your doctor first, if you have any concerns.
Lastly, some positive tips to feed and maintain a healthy soul despite your stressful and busy week ahead.
Whether you eat, or drink. Or whatever you do. Do it for the glory of God [1 Corinthians 10:31]. Knowing that a heart at peace gives life to your body, but envy rots your bones [Proverbs 14:30]. Because a joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones [Proverbs 17:22]. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word [Psalms 119:37].