“If you're happy, if you're feeling good, then nothing else matters.” – Robin Wright said.
Find out how to stay healthy in this article. With our ten tips, you will be able to strengthen your immune system and stay fit. This way, you not only get through the next wave of colds but also prevent illnesses in the long term.
1. Nutrition - You are What You Eat
A balanced diet plays an essential role in your health. Taking dietary supplements is a good idea, especially when you do not have various fruit and vegetables in your diet. You can prevent deficiencies and support your immune system with an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals. For example, Vitamin C and Zinc are vital to your immune system.
Moreover, you can reduce the risk of common diseases such as type 2 diabetes by carefully consuming pathogenic products such as sugar or alcohol.
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2. Bring Movement Into your Everyday Life
Modern everyday life is comfortable. Cars, elevators, and escalators are practical, but they reduce our daily movement.
However, it is vital for staying healthy. Try to walk more often, ride the bike, and even prefer the stairs or spend your lunch break actively. Just 15 minutes of exercise a day can prolong life and make it healthier.
Exercise can also reduce symptoms of certain diseases, such as scoliosis pain.
Regular exercise activates the natural killer (NK) cells. These cells respond quickly to various pathological challenges and can kill cancer cells. A protective effect of sport has already been scientifically confirmed for 13 different types of cancer. These include, for example, breast, colon, and lung cancer. Furthermore, so-called B and T cells become more active through exercise. These cells ward off infections, chronic inflammation, and autoimmune diseases.
3. Water, the Source of Life
There is no life on Earth without water. And about 70% of the human body is made up of water.
If you want to stay healthy, you should drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day - it is calorie-free and ensures optimal body functioning. Drinking too little can impair concentration, lead to headaches, and promote constipation.
Therefore, drinking water regularly is a natural booster for your health.
4. Use the Power of Plants
Many medicinal plants can help you stay healthy. For example, ginseng should be mentioned here. Its vital active ingredients can, for example, reduce oxidative stress (imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body).
Such medicinal plants that naturally reduce stress are also known as adaptogens and can help you stay healthy and fit.
5. Get Out Into Nature: Vitamins for Your Immune System
The sun and fresh air positively affect your physical and mental health. Due to the UV-B radiation of the sun, your body can form Vitamin D in the skin during the summer months. This vitamin contributes, for example, to the immune system's normal functioning and puts you in a good mood.
You can perfectly combine sports and staying outside. Walking, jogging, swimming - that's twice beneficial to your health.
By the way: You can spend your lunch break outside, soak up some sun and relax. Even if it sounds paradoxical at first, the air outdoors is usually better than indoors, even in the city.
6. Train Your Brain
You influence not only your physical but also your mental health. You're mistaken if you think of old age only in front of a crossword puzzle. It makes sense to constantly load your brain with new tasks, even at a young age. For example, you can learn a new language, read different kinds of books, or use brain training apps. Even if the latter's effect is often overestimated, it can't harm and is also fun.
Get out of your comfort zone and make new neural connections to protect yourself from diseases like Alzheimer's.
7. Take a Break
The modern world is fast and full of charms. However, the stress that often arises makes you ill in the long run. Mental health suffers, and symptoms such as burnout, tinnitus, etc. To prevent these diseases, you should take care of your well-being and relaxation.
A relaxing break from stressful everyday life can be different for everyone. Some people prefer a workout or jogging. Others enjoy a weekend full of relaxation in the wellness hotel or meditate every day.
It's essential to find your method to be more balanced and reach well-being and peace.
8. Healthy Relationships
We have appreciated social contacts, at least since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the long run, loneliness makes you sick. Healthy relationships can reduce the risk of depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, and dementia. Therefore, maintain contact with other people such as your family, friends, or colleagues.
Extra tip: Stay healthy together. You can try many of our tips with other people. How about a cooking evening, or a long walk in the park?
9. Positive Thoughts
Live your life with a positive attitude. While this is easier said than done, it's worth trying because the beneficial effects of a positive attitude are manifold. For example, you build up your self-confidence, reduce stress, and strengthen your resilience. Through meditation or gratitude practices, you can also banish negative thoughts.
If you want to lead a long and healthy life, you should not miss preventive check-ups. Such examinations should include dental health, skin cancer prevention, gynecologist or urologist visits, blood tests, etc. Do not be afraid of this precaution because diseases can be recognized and treated early.
Conclusion: Best Tips for Your Health
Take your health into your own hands and consciously strengthen your health with our ten tips. In addition to diet and exercise, your attitude, healthy sleep, relationships with other people, fresh air, and the sun also play a role in your health.
Disclaimer: This article is a collaborative effort of the CLAV editorial team, created on the current literature base. All our publications are supplemented with passion and expertise for naturopathy and a healthy lifestyle. Our medical experts approve all texts before publication. Please Note: Dietary supplements are no substitute for a balanced, healthy diet or medical advice.