It goes without saying that everyone hopes to have, and maintain, good health. Sometimes though, with the wealth of information available online it can be difficult to sift through all the complexities and find a good, simple to follow plan. That is why I have created this easy health plan that anyone can follow to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
For many, diet is a scary word. However when I say diet I dont mean only eat 1,000 calories worth of lettuce, I mean eating a health balanced diet. The general recommendation is 2,000 calories per day for a woman and 2,500 calories for a man. It also matters where you get these calories from. You should cut down on foods containing high amounts of animal fats and salt as these can cause lead to heart problems and often contain very few nutrients. Instead you should try to eat more lean meat, fruit, vegetables and cereals, snacking on items such as nuts and yoghurt.
Most people tend to eat three big meals a day but it is much better for you to eat between four and six smaller meals a day. This puts less stress on your digestive system, and gives you a constant supply of energy throughout the day.
What you drink is also very important. A glass of water contains almost no calories whereas a glass of regular Cola contains 140 calories and is full of additives. So try to drink water rather than soda.
It is very important, for both physical and mental health to take regular exercise. You dont have to become a gym rat but 30 minutes of exercise three times a week is enough to keep your body in good health. This exercise could take the form of brisk walking, jogging, lifting weight, aerobics or whatever physical activity you enjoy – as long as it gets your heart pumping it will do you well.
I would recommend that you employ a one day-on, one day-off system where you exercise one day, take the next day off and so on so that you build up a regular routine.
Hygiene is an issue that sometimes is forgotten when talking about health but it is important to keep good hygiene to avoid germs and bacteria that can causes illnesses. Keeping good hygiene is pretty easy and most people will already be following a good plan.
Washing your hands, disinfecting your kitchen and bathroom and vacuuming regularly as well as properly cooking meats will kill germs and keep you safe and healthy.
Relaxing allows your body and mind time to rest and recover from the everyday stresses that are put on them. Relaxing is probably the easiest thing to do on this list. You find something that you enjoy and make the time to do it. Some particularly relaxing hobbies include meditation, yoga, reading and self hypnosis.
Scientific research shows that people who socialize regularly feel happier and live longer. So endeavor to spend quality time with your family and/or friends.
Remember that you can mix socializing with both relaxation and exercise. You could, for example, take a yoga class with a friend – or make friends whilst you are there.
I hope that this plan will give you an easy way to maintain your good health in 2011.
Jake works alongside his brother Jon Rhodes DHyp, in providing hypnosis treatment online. To find more great health information please visit the sites on our health directory.