Goin to the gym ain’t the only way to be healthy. Infact you can be religiously going to the gym but you’re still eating unhealthy, then this become plus one minus one.
Hence in order to be overall healthy, there some things that we must put in place. Our bodies are like our houses, if you don’t clean your house, you don’t throw trash away, you don’t arrange it well, the your house will be unorganized and it’ll stink. Same goes to our bodies, if we don’t eat healthy, if we don’t become active, our bodies will “stink” and we end up depending on medication to live.
So below are some tip that you can you can corporate into your lifestyle in order to take good care of your body;
1. Be active– yes you can have a gym membership, but also the’re a myriad of other things that you can do. Like practising yoga, biking, going for a walk every morning and others.
2. Eat a healthy diet– Eat a combination of different foods, including fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. By eating healthy you will reduce your risk of malnutrition and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. And you don’t have to have lot’s of money to do this, start small as you increase.
3. Reduce consuming harmful fats- Fats consumed should be less than 30% of your total energy intake. This will help prevent unhealthy weight gain and NCDs. There are different types of fats, but unsaturated fats are preferable over saturated fats and trans-fats. WHO recommends reducing saturated fats to less than 10% of total energy intake; reducing trans-fats to less than 1% of total energy intake; and replacing both saturated fats and trans-fats to unsaturated fats.
5. Practice safe sex-Looking after your sexual health is important for your overall health and well-being. Practice safe sex to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhoea and syphilis.
4. Reduce alcohol consumption– There is no safe level for drinking alcohol. Consuming alcohol can lead to health problems such as mental and behavioural disorders, including alcohol dependence, major NCDs such as liver cirrhosis, some cancers and heart diseases, as well as injuries resulting from violence and road clashes and collisions.