10 Tips For Good Health

Foreword By The Editor

Everyone should follow these ten basic steps in their daily routine for good health. Why not start right now?
Mike Alexander
Author of the article Great Lovemaking Tips And Secrets

1. Quit Smoking

Tips For Good Health

The jury is definitely in on this verdict. Ever since 1960 when the Surgeon General announced that smoking was harmful to good health, Americans have been reducing their use of tobacco products. Just recently though, we’ve seen a surge in smoking among adolescents and teens. Could it be the Hollywood influence? It seems the stars in every movie smoke cigarettes. Warn your children of the false romance or ‘tough guy’ stance of Hollywood smokers.

2. Lose Fat

Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami, ribs and sausage), at least in any quantity. Dairy products such as cheese, milk and cream should be eaten in low fat versions. Nuts and sandwich meats, mayonnaise, margarine, butter and sauces should be eaten only in limited amounts. Most are available in lower fat versions such as substitute butter, fat free cheeses and mayonnaise as well.

3. Reduce Stress

Easier said than done maybe but stress busters come in many forms. One technique, recommended by some experts, is to simply think positive thoughts or meditate. Spend 30 minutes of every day doing something you really like such as soaking in a hot tub; walking on the beach or in a park; reading a good book; visiting a friend; playing with your dog; listening to soothing music; watching a funny movie etc. Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Count to ten before losing your temper or getting aggravated. Avoid difficult people whenever you can.

4. Clean  Your Teeth Regularly

Recent studies found a direct connection between longevity and teeth flossing, believe it or not. Nobody knows exactly why this is. Perhaps it’s because people who floss tend to be more health conscious than people who don’t? Whatever the reason it’s obvious that looking after your teeth and mouth is important for good health.

5. Make More Body Movements

Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body. Climb stairs if given a choice between that and escalators or elevators. Walk your dog; chase your kids; toss balls with friends, mow the lawn. Anything that moves your limbs is not only a fitness tool, it’s a stress buster too. Think ‘move’ in small increments of time. It doesn’t have to be an hour in the gym or a 45-minute aerobic dance class or tai chi or kickboxing. That’s great when you’re up to it but, in the meanwhile, just move more.

6. Protect Yourself From Pollution

If you can’t live in a smog-free environment for good health, and not all of us can, at least avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and exercising near busy roads. Exercise outside only when the smog rating is low. Exercise indoors in air conditioning when air quality is good. Plant lots of shrubbery in your yard. It’s a good dirt and dust shield from street pollution. Thought for the day: “smoke gets in your eyes” and your mouth, and your nose, and your lungs, just as do pollutants.

7. Avoid Excessive Drinking

Recent studies show that a glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can help protect against heart disease, but more than that can cause other health problems such as liver and kidney disease and cancer. Thought for the day: a jug of wine should last a long time.

8. Adopt A Positive Attitude

There’s a definitive connection between living well and healthily and having a cheerful outlook on life. Hum your favorite tune daily. Smile often to enjoy good health!

9. Overcome Your Genetic Inheritance

The link between genetics and health is a powerful one but just because one or both of your parents died young through ill health doesn’t mean you cannot counteract your genetic make-up. You live in a different era. It’s more important than ever for you then that you take note of all the tips in this article for good health.

10. Wear Your Seat Belt

Statistics show that seat belts add to statistical longevity and certainly help in avoiding some of the worst potential injuries in car crashes.

About The Author

Basically I am a mechanical engineer, having a hobby of writing articles on different topics. This article comes from articlesbase.com

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