A Healthy Path

 We are introducing eight tips that will help you reach and maintain an excellent standard of living.

2- Rest - Just as you've imagined, good sleeping habits also contribute to a good quality of life. Every cell in your body needs to rest especially brain cells. Brain cells do not regenerate as they age but when you sleep, brain cells get rid of daily metabolic waste that accumulates during that day. It is recommended that you sleep eight hours a day as this rest will help enhance your mental and physical efficiency.

3- Exercise-  Exercise is vital when maintaining good health. During exercise, your heart pump rate increases and this accelerates your breathing rhythm. This increase in heart and breathing activity stimulates a higher concentration of oxygen intake by your blood which is then carried to your brain and to the rest of your body. Exercise is also good when burning calories and when fighting obesity. It is recommended you exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.

6- Good eating habits-  Here is a rule of thumb: Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a landowner and dinner like a peasant. All three meals should be well-balanced and of high nutritional value. Try eating less packaged meals and red meat and increase your intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts.

7- Self-control- Maintaining good health also means avoiding what might harm you and controlling intake of what is good for you. Many products like alcohol, tobacco and drugs are not good for your body. Be wise when deciding for your health.

8- Be positive- Keeping a positive outlook on life will help you maintain good mental health. Your mental disposition affects your physical well-being. Stress and depression are mental illnesses that will directly harm your body. If you are experiencing stress or depression, seek professional help and/or spiritual advice. Don't forget to relax, forgive and move on. 

1- Water -  Your body is made up of about 75% water. Water is needed for the basic function of your body's tissues, organs and systems. It also promotes good skin care as it maintains it hydrated from the inside out. Water also plays an important role in regulating body temperature. Because of the high importance of water in your daily life, it is recommended that you drink eight glasses of water every day. Drinking two glasses of water in the morning before breakfast will help remove unwanted bodily fluids that accumulate during the night.  

4- Sunlight- Sunlight is the main energy source to life itself and exposure to sunlight helps our body to generate vitamin D. Without vitamin D, the absorption of calcium for good bone health is not complete. In addition, solar radiation acts like a disinfectant as it helps our bodies kill germs. Unfortunately, inadequate exposure to sunlight and heat is detrimental for your health. It is recommended to bathe in sunlight in the early morning and late evening to minimize overexposure.

5- Clean Air- Breathing is a natural phenomenon in our lives. We first breathe when we are born and take our last breath when we die. It is important to breathe clean air as air contains oxygen and oxygen is needed in the release of energy to body cells. It is difficult to breathe clean air in large cities but try to take some good deep breaths early in the morning when traffic and human activity is still low. Maintain good ventilation at home and especially in your bedroom.