Guide to have a better health in 2023
1. Keeping your body active and eating healthy
Having a healthy body enables us to continue doing the things we love and enjoy, such as travelling and doing sports. Many often neglect their health due to other priorities in their life such as work and family. However, how can we perform well at work and spend quality time with our family if our health is bad?
If you are not already keeping yourself active by exercising 2-3 times a week, make it your 2023 goal to try out new sports and fitness programs. Do also keep in mind to have a healthy and well-balanced diet. When in doubt, seek out a certified dietician to help plan out your meals and learn how to feed your body with the nutrients it needs.
2. Water is key
Water plays a key role in many of our body’s functions, including bringing nutrients to cells, getting rid of wastes, protecting joints and organs, and maintaining body temperature. On average, 60-75% of our body is filled with water, which is why it is an essential part of our life.
Drinking enough water can prevent some medical conditions like constipation, kidney stones, exercise-induced asthma, urinary tract infection, and hypertension. Water also helps with the absorption of important nutrients from your food which also play a role in keeping you healthy. You’ll feel less hungry and may even lose weight.
3. Get more sleep
Why do most experts recommend us to sleep for 7 hours a day?
This is because numerous studies have shown that those who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night have a greater risk of weight gain.
During sleep, the body naturally produces more of an appetite suppressor, called leptin, while reducing production of the appetite stimulant ghrelin. On nights of too-little sleep, however, production of ghrelin increases and leptin decreases. As a result, a lack of sleep can lead to a greater feeling of hunger.
Here are 5 other health benefits of sleeping:
- Healthy heart
- Regulated blood sugar
- Improved mental function
- Restored immune system
- Stress relief