13 Tips for Overall Health

13 tips for overall health

Health tips are constantly changing. One day eggs are good for you, the next they’re bad. (They’re good for you, by the way, yolks and all). So here are 13 tips for overall health that will never change.

  • Cut Out Sugary Drinks
  • Soda and even fruit juice drinks are called “empty calories” meaning they contain a lot of calories without giving you the energy and nutrition you need. These sugary drinks are associated with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

  • Eat Nuts
  • Nuts are high in fat and very healthy. In fact, studies have shown that eating nuts can help you lose weight and could help you fight type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

  • Coffee is Better than You Think
  • Coffee gets a bad rap. But studies have shown that the high amounts of antioxidants in coffee make coffee drinkers live longer, have a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkison’s disease.

  • Eat More Fish
  • Fish that are high in fat, like salmon, is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3’s can reduce heart disease, dementia, and depression.

  • Make Sleep a Priority
  • Getting enough sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercise. And it should be good quality sleep, not just naps here and there. If you’re not sleeping well it can increase your insulin levels and reduce your physical and mental performance. All these things lead to higher percentages of obesity in children and adults.

  • Drink Lots of Water
  • Drinking 2 liters of water a day allows your body to burn more calories in the day, thereby boosting your metabolism. By drinking half a liter of water (16 oz) 30 minutes before each meal, you can increase weight loss up to 44%.

  • Do Some Cardio
  • Whether you take up running, aerobic classes or walking, any type of cardio is good for you. It’s effective at reducing belly fat, reducing the harmful fat that builds up around organs, and improving your metabolism.

  • Lift Weights
  • Building muscle is important too since when you do so your body is burning more calories throughout the day. You could lift weights at the gym or do body weight exercises. Any kind of exercise that makes your muscles sore will suffice.

  • Minimize Added Sugar
  • Studies have shown that adults should only intake 28 grams of added sugar a day. Fruits with natural sugar are not included in added sugar. Start reading the labels on your food. You’ll be surprised at how much sugar is added.

  • Don’t “Diet”
  • Dieting is a surefire way to gain weight in the future. Instead of dieting, just eat healthily. When you make better food choices, your metabolic health improves.

  • Skip the Processed Junk Food
  • Instead of snacking on chips and sweets, eat vegetables, fruit, and nuts instead. Junk foods don’t have enough nutrition to keep our bodies satisfied, making us eat more than we need to. When you eat healthy foods, your body is satisfied with the nutrition it receives making you not hungry anymore.

  • Never Eat Artificial Trans Fat
  • Artificial trans fat is a man-made fat that is extremely harmful to your health. It is strongly linked to heart disease and inflammation. Avoid them at all costs.

  • Get Rid of Excess Belly Fat
  • Of course, this is easier said than done. But excess belly fat means you probably have fat around your organs, which is strongly linked to a metabolic disease. Cut out carbs and sugar and exercise to get rid of excess belly fat.

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