Keep Track of Your Weight
If you are on a quest to losing weight, keeping track of your daily weight may help. A study showed that those who successfully lost weight had been measuring their weight regularly and also had support from others who were trying to lose weight too. Keeping a track of your progress and making changes to your diet can be effective.
Practice Good Oral Health
Gingivitis and gum disease are linked to various problems like diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications and even pancreatic cancer. To lower the risk of gum disease, brush your teeth twice a day, floss on a regular basis and make sure to visit the dentist twice every year.
Wear a sunscreen daily, even in the winters, whether it is raining or snowing. Snow reflects almost 80% of the sun’s harmful rays through the clouds. Sunscreen helps prevent skin cancer and aging.
Cold water fish like mackerel and salmon are highly rich in omega-3 fatty acids. They can also be found in walnuts and have been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and also prevent dementia. Try consuming fish twice a week but if you are not fond of eating fish then you can also try supplements.
It is recommended to include 30 minutes of physical activity daily, to meet this requirement you can break these 30 minutes into smaller intervals. Try to include it in your daily routine by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking the car further from the entrance, or taking a walk to a nearby store instead of using the car. Regular exercise has proven to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and anxiety.
Visit the Doctor Regularly
Visit your doctor regularly for tests that are appropriate to your age, genetic risks, sex and other factors. Many conditions like diabetes and heart disease can be treated successfully if they are diagnosed in early stages.
Keep a Food Diary
If you are trying to reach a healthy weight, keep a food diary to ensure more success. A study conducted on 1700 people showed that those who kept a daily food journal successfully lost almost 20 pounds, which was twice as much as those who did not.
Wash Vegetables and Fruits
Make sure to always wash fruits and vegetable before eating or cooking them. This reduces the chance of ingesting a bacteria or other chemical residue present. Wash them thoroughly even if you plan to peel them so the knife does not transfer any harmful bacteria from the skin.