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Dec 31, 2014

10 Commandments of Good Health for the year 2015

‘Being healthy & fit isn’t a trend or fad, instead it’s a lifestyle’

Welcome the New Year with a renewed way of life that benefits your health and future. These wellness resolutions will keep you, fit, energized and healthy from the inside-out:

Rule 1- Reduce stress. Stress is one of the major causes of death all over the world. Fast paced lifestyle and the pressure of doing too much in too little time can easily make you tensed and trigger multiple health problems in the long run. Stress can have a negative impact on sleep, digestion and the immune system. Involve yourself in activities that keep your mind occupied and helps you unwind at the same time. Join a hobby class, add a fresh form of workout to your daily regime, meditate, take a walk at the beach or simply participate in various relaxation techniques.

Rule 2 –Incorporate at least 15 minutes of physical activity in your daily routine. There are 700 muscles in our body and without any kind of physical activity these muscles become sluggish & weak, which in turn results in the build-up of fats and harmful toxins. Use the stairs instead of elevator, do some household chores, indulge in gardening or walk your dog. Daily gym workouts, walking, cycling, swimming etc. could also prove to be extremely helpful.

Rule 3 – Give up all bad/unhealthy habits like cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption. These habits can cause severe damage to the vital organs of your body. Moreover it could also have a detrimental effect on your loved ones. Alcohol consumption impairs the judgment skills of people due to which they end up making poor choices for themselves and their family. Secondhand smoke is equally damaging to the health of your near & dear ones

Rule 4 – Increase your water intake. Water consumption not only flushes out harmful toxins from the body but also protects you from dehydration and keeps you feeling full for a long time as a result of which you do not crave for aerated drinks and junk food.

Rule 5 – Get sufficient sleep throughout the day. It is recommended for adults to get at least 8 hours of sleep at night, failing which one could develop serious health ailments like heart disease, diabetes, mental health problems, infertility etc.

Rule 6 – Give your vital organs a break and help them relax by fasting for one day a week. All organs of the body work incessantly on a daily basis. When you abstain from eating solid food for a day, your system gets time to recuperate and perform better for the future. On the day of fasting, you must avoid milk, tea, coffee, liquor and aerated drinks and consume citric fruit juices, coconut water, fresh buttermilk (without salt/sugar/spices) and warm water.

Rule 7 – Always maintain personal hygiene. Bathe once or twice a day. Maintain oral hygiene by brushing your teeth daily. Wash your hands multiple times and carry a hand sanitizer when outside, wear clean clothes, keep your feet clean, take good care of your skin especially during the winter season and most importantly if you are ill with an infectious diseases, do not venture outdoors and be extra careful about your personal hygiene.

Rule 8 – Eat colorful fruits & veggies. In addition to being loaded with vital antioxidants, some researchers now have sufficient proof to believe that seasonal, colored fruits also contain cancer-fighting properties.

Rule 9 – Stay away from calorific junk and processed food items. They not only contain high amounts of saturated fats but are also loaded with sugar and sodium, both of which are extremely bad for the health. Instead of abstaining from such foods forever, what you can do is, limit their consumption to a bare minimum. (For example – once in 1 or 2 months)

Rule 10 – Get a periodic health check-up. When it comes to health, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Schedule a complete health check-up, once in every 6 months in order to know about your health status. Also remember, early detection is the only way to proper treatment and faster recovery from any disease.

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