Five Basic Health Tips

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

There are thousands of ways you can improve your health, through certain exercises, foods and supplements. If you want to live healthier, where do you start? Here are five very basic health tips to help your body work more efficiently.


1.    Fluids: Drink plenty of fluids, preferably six to eight glasses of water per day, to keep your body hydrated, your skin healthy and to encourage normal digestion. For some variety, you can also drink tea and juice, but be careful to avoid drinks with high-sugar content.


2.    Balanced Diet: In order to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs, eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Because it may be difficult to include every essential nutrient in your diet, you can use daily vitamin and mineral supplements as well.


3.    Exercise: From a simple walk in the park to an intense workout, any form of exercise is beneficial, as it helps you manage your weight and boosts your mood and energy level at the same time.


4.    Moderation: When it comes to life’s little indulgences, moderation is the key. This applies to sugar, alcohol, certain types of fats and any other unhealthy food or activity.


5.    Sleep and Relaxation: It’s very important to make sure your body gets the rest it needs to recuperate from the pressure of daily life. Get at least eight hours of sleep per night and engage in relaxing hobbies or activities, such as meditation, yoga, painting or simply spending time with friends or family.