Improve Your Health Before You Get Sick

Rather than finding ways to treat an illness, you should do the things that improve your health in the first place. It’s much easier to spend an hour a day focusing on health than spending hours in the doctor’s office or the hospital. It’s also far less expensive. Your body heals itself, but only if it has the right tools. It requires the appropriate nutrients, plenty of sleep, adequate hydration, and exercise. It also needs protection from toxins and abuses, which include illegal drugs, cigarettes, and too much alcohol.

Your body needs exercise.

When you exercise, it increases circulation. It builds strong muscles, including the heart. You’ll boost the length of telomeres when you workout regularly. Telomeres act like aglets at the end of shoelaces to prevent the chromosomes from unraveling. Exercise helps circulate synovial fluid that lubricates the joints to relieve joint pain. Exercise helps keep bones strong and helps manage weight. It reduces the risk of serious conditions, improves brain and skin health, and helps you sleep better.

Eat healthier.

You don’t have to diet if you focus on eating healthier. Choosing whole foods, food close to its natural state, and avoiding foods with added sugar, highly processed food, and food with trans fats is a good place to start. If you use meal planning, it makes eating healthier easier. You plan the meal one day, shop the next, and cook all the food for the week on your day off work. You’ll even save money and time when you meal plan. You use most ingredients in several dishes and nothing goes to waste.

Get adequate sleep.

Lack of sleep causes the body to produce more ghrelin, the hormone that makes you hungry, and less leptin, which makes you feel full. That causes you to eat more and can add to the potential for obesity. Getting too little sleep is bad for the heart. When you sleep, your body heals and your brain reorganizes. If you don’t get enough sleep, it can interrupt that process. Lack of sleep also causes you to lack energy, so you’ll burn fewer calories. It can lead to an increase in accidents, too.

  • How do you change that? You accomplish it by doing the things that keep your body healthy. It doesn’t guarantee you won’t get sick, but it does improve your chances of preventing illness and chronic conditions.
  • Learn to deal with stress. Stress can lead to inflammation and put your body in constant fight-or-flight mode. That causes changes in digestion, vision, heart rate, and more. If you don’t de-stress it can lead to health issues.
  • If you smoke or abuse alcohol or drugs, get help. It’s not easy to quit on your own. Exercising can help you while you’re trying to quit. Don’t forget to hydrate frequently. Even mild dehydration can negatively impact the body.
  • Consult your healthcare professional before starting an exercise program or changing your diet. If you need help learning how to eat healthier, we provide meal plans that contain recipes and a shopping list.

For more information, contact us today at Wellness On A Dime Coaching

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