We all want to live healthily, to have more energy and more time for ourselves. A healthy lifestyle is long term commitment. You can find bellow 50 health tips on how to prevent illnesses, how to cure some of them, and keep your mind and your body healthy.
50 Health Tips
1) Boost your thyroid with these friendly fruits. Use them in salads, juices, and smoothies. Apples and pineapple flush away toxins and reduce inflammation. Brazil nuts are a great source of selenium, which helps prevent damage to your thyroid. Swiss chard has lots of Vitamin A.
2) Sleepaway pain. A nap in the day resets your brain, lessening how you feel pain. Close the drapes, shut off the phone, and tell yourself that you’ll wake up in 30 minutes feeling better. Sleep in and of itself is healing.
3) Devils Claw, a herb readily available in health and grocery stores, reduces back pain. In one study in the United Kingdom, three-quarters of participants said their back felt as good as when they took prescription pain medications.
4) Maybe you know that melatonin helps you sleep, but did you know that 500 mg of magnesium works even better to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Take the magnesium supplement with a glass of milk to sleep even faster.
5) Stretch before bed for better sleep. Gentle stretching for 10 to 15 minutes right before bedtime relieves tension. Start by stretching your feet, then calves, then thighs. Work your way up to your neck. Don’t forget your arms. Stretching also tells your brain to start producing serotonin to calm you down. Then slide between crisp cool sheets for a night of slumber.
6) Dried Cherries are the go-to fruit to keep aches and pains at bay. But make sure they’re tart dried cherries which contain anti-inflammatory compounds. As a bonus, tart dried cherries contain melatonin, which helps you sleep—snack on a handful of dried cherries before bed. Just keep in mind that dried fruit, including cherries, has a higher sugar level than fresh fruit, ounce for ounce.
7) Smoking tobacco is deadly and addictive. If you’re in a smoking cessation program, adding 15 minutes of yoga is proven to help stop this nasty habit. The breathing and postures of yoga help ease the withdrawal symptoms and brighten your mood. The beginning postures are gentle, so don’t think you have to be a contortionist. Take a class or watch online videos to get familiar with the different positions. You may have smoked for years and think it will take years to heal your lungs. Not so. In as little as three months after you stop smoking, your lungs have begun to heal, you can breathe more comfortably, and you don’t have that hacking cough.
8) Think you’re too old to stop smoking? Think again. Five years after you’ve stopped smoking, your lungs are as healthy as someone who has never smoked. So ditch that habit even if you’re in your senior years.
9) Detox your body with smoothies. Smoothies and juices work because the vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals are easily absorbed.
10) Shoo away winter depression in 20 minutes. We spend so much time inside during cold weather it’s easy to get depressed. Some of that depression is due to light deprivation. Shoo away that depression with a walk outside. Bundle up but leave your face open to the sunlight. Even a walk outside in cloudy weather helps. Apply these health tips in your everyday life, and you will feel better all the time.
11) Are your energy levels drooping a bit? Pump then back up with magnesium citrate powder. Add to your favorite flavored water and sip whenever you feel an energy lag. Combine with a juice or smoothie. If you are looking at the energy drinks on the market, read the labels.
12) Soak away your troubles in the bathtub with this combo. Combine 1 cup of Epsom salts, 1 cup of baking soda, and 1 cup of sea salt. Add 1/2 cup to your bathtub as it’s filling with hot water. Drizzle in a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Lavender is relaxing. Citrus is energizing. Peppermint reduces anxiety. Eucalyptus opens up nasal passages. Rose oil is romantic. Sit and relax and feel those troubles go down the drain.
13) Boost your energy without caffeine—Sage tea to the rescue. Over time you acclimate to caffeine and need more and more to get that same boost. Sage tea boosts your energy level without caffeine. Don’t cut out caffeine cold turkey, or you might get a caffeine withdrawal headache. Switch out one cup of coffee for one cup of sage tea. Increase the sage tea while you decrease the coffee you consume.
14) Turmeric has lots of uses. It calms inflammation, and that helps your gall bladder from becoming swollen. The tiny ducts open up and let any developing gall stones painlessly passing through. Turmeric is available in the spice section of your grocery store. It’s also stocked in the vitamin and supplement section. Start with ¼ teaspoon or one capsule.
15) Turmeric reduces nerve pain. Recent studies have shown it does a better job than some prescription medications. Mixing the turmeric with freshly ground black pepper seems to enhance the effect. Some turmeric proponents say to combine the turmeric with equal parts boiling water and then add the black pepper.
Apply Tumeric health tips in your everyday life, and you will feel better all the time.
16) Maple syrup is great on pancakes, but it also helps flush out fat and toxins—mix two tablespoons of pure maple syrup with a glass of water. Make sure you use pure maple syrup, not the imitation kind, or the type that uses maple flavoring.
17) Everybody knows that glucosamine and chondroitin help joint pain fade. It also helps decrease the chances of getting colon cancer by 23%. It’s a triple whammy because glucosamine also reduces fine lines and facial wrinkles. Stay healthy and beautiful.
18) Boost your mood with flowers. The sight and scent of flowers brighten your mood, and it’s not just a myth. Studies back it up. So treat yourself to a bouquet next time you’re shopping.
19) Indulge yourself with a steak. Sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Recent research has shown that sugar is the culprit, not saturated fat. Add a good dose of fiber, and don’t be surprised if your triglycerides drop.
20) Cut mid-afternoon slow down with this snack. Popcorn is low in calories, high in fiber, and inexpensive. Choose the low-fat kind or use an air popper. Add in flavors such as a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, a dash of cayenne pepper, or if you have a sweet tooth, a dusting of cinnamon and brown sugar. Pack a zip lock bag of popcorn to take with you to work.
21) Going to the dentist twice a year not only keeps your teeth clean and white, it dramatically reduces — up to 86% — your chances of contracting pneumonia. The thought is that cleaning reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth. If you know you’ll be seeing your dentist and she’ll be judging the health of your teeth and gums, you’ll probably be more conscientious about brushing.
22) Tomatoes to the rescue. Those tangy sweet fruits — yes, tomatoes are a fruit — decrease cholesterol. A study showed that consuming only one cup of tomatoes – that’s about one medium tomato — worked as well as statin drugs in reducing cholesterol. And the bonus is that there aren’t any nasty side effects with tomatoes.
23) Boost your memory, clear out the fog, and even decrease the chances of a mental slowdown in later life with Vitamin B. Most of the time, vitamin B complexes are included in your multi-vitamin pill. If you eat your seven servings of vegetables a day, you most likely are getting enough vitamin B. The challenge is most of us don’t consume those servings.
24) Cooked cruciferous veggies are a potent source of iron. Did you know that cooking vegetables such as kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower ups the absorption rate of iron four times? That’s important if you’re a menstruating woman. Eating both raw and cooked vegetables gives you the best of both.
25) Get stronger muscles by enjoying protein for breakfast. As we age, our muscles start to shrink. Eating protein for breakfast reverses the shrinkage and starts to build muscle. Protein works better consumed earlier in the day then when consumed later to build muscle strength. Consider having a bowl of high protein cereal for breakfast if you don’t have time to cook or don’t want to. Apply these health tips to use protein and strength your muscle.
26) Lack of iron could mean you’re anemic. Calm that upset tummy and increase iron absorption from other foods by consuming one yogurt cup each day. Use the yogurt in smoothies, sauces, and dips. Yogurt is a suitable replacement for mayonnaise and sour cream.
27) Reduce stress with these foods. Sometimes life can be overwhelming—Destress with these foods. Soybeans contain tryptophan, a calming amino acid also found in turkey. Make the beans into a dip for sandwiches or veggies. Orange has lots of vitamin C, which amps up your immune system but also lowers inflammation. Lean beef contains zinc, another mineral that boosts your immune system. Finally, there’s the standby of dark chocolate, the darker, the better.
28) Are you feeling somewhat lethargic? Sniff essential oils of peppermint, orange, or rosemary. Place a drop or two on a tissue and inhale. Be careful of putting essentials oils directly on the skin. They can irritate. Another option is to put a few drops of the essential oil in a mild carrier oil such as almond, avocado, or grapeseed and then rub the oil on your skin. Test first in the crook of your elbow to make sure you aren’t allergic.
29) An egg a day can keep a stroke away. It doesn’t matter how the egg is cooked, your risk of stroke drops by 12%. Hard boil a half dozen eggs at the beginning of the week, and you’ll always have an egg at the ready.
30) You know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But did you know that eating within two hours of getting up can decrease the risk of stroke and the onset of type 2 diabetes? That first meal doesn’t have to be fancy. Think peanut butter spread on an apple, a slice of cheese on a whole-wheat English muffin, or low-fat yogurt with a sprinkle of nuts. Combine protein with carbs.
31) Nose all stuffed up? Before you reach for over-the-counter medicine, try a saltwater spray instead. The spray flushes away, irritants, which can cause congestion. If you’re making your spray, use sterile – distilled – water to avoid contamination by bacteria. Saline solutions are sold over the counter.
33) Stay healthy by getting 8 hours of sleep a night and stay on a sleep schedule. Sleep deprivation leads to a depressed immune system. Sleep is when the body heals itself. Yes, you can occasionally make up for lost sleep, but a regular schedule leads to a higher level of good cholesterol and better insulin sensitivity.
34) Cook up a batch of bone broth to help alleviate sore joints. Save bones from chicken, beef, and pork in the freezer until you have several pounds. Place in a slow cooker and cover with water. Cook on low for at least 24 hours. Tip: don’t use lamb or fish bones because of their strong taste.
36) You know melatonin helps you sleep, but it also reduces heartburn by strengthening the valve between your stomach and your esophagus.
37) Melatonin stops ringing in your ears. Tinnitus is annoying but can also cause you to lose sleep and become distracted. Three mg a day of melatonin significantly decreases tinnitus after 30 days. It works because melatonin regulates blood flow to the inner ear with a calming effect.
Apply these health tips to use Melatonin and keep your heart and your ears healthy.
38) Yoga to the rescue if your ears ring. It works because of the slow stretching and breathing calms you down and reduces stress. Do yoga once a week for 30 minutes, and you’ll probably see a significant drop in tinnitus in a few weeks.
39) Have you got sensitive teeth? Can’t eat ice cream? Heat a cup of milk until almost bubbling. Cool to room temperature. Swish ¼ cup of the milk for three or four minutes three times a day. The milk strengthens tooth enamel. Apply these health tips to have strong teeth.
40) Get rid of itchy skin with oatmeal. Soak of a handful of oatmeal in either ½ cup of milk or vinegar. Don’t use both because the vinegar curdles the milk. Wait 30 minutes, then rub into the skin.
Rinse off and pat dry.
41) Reduce inflammation. Fish oil combined with light exercise — say lifting a couple of cans of soup over your head — reduces inflammation and nudges your immune system to become stronger.
42) Get rid of gas. If your tummy problems include excess gas production resulting in you-know-what, solve the problem by munching on ½ teaspoon of licorice-flavored fennel seeds. It should stop the cramping in about 20 minutes.
43) Gas can be embarrassing as well as a painful problem. Don’t add to that problem by consuming air-filled drinks, such as soda, smoothies, and mousses.
44) Artificial sweeteners may increase gas. You may be watching your diet and thinking about the low-calorie drinks, gum, or other products that help you get calories. While you are limiting food intake, you may be increasing the incidence of an upset tummy. Xylitol and sorbitol produce carbon dioxide, which feeds intestinal bacteria leading to more gas production.
46) Muster up mushrooms that contain beta-glucans, a germ-fighting compound. One cup per day keeps colds and flu at bay. If you don’t like mushrooms, try oat bran or barley.
47) Vitamin D packs a double dose of power. It boosts your immune system ad gets rid of the brain plague thought to cause Alzheimer’s. Take a supplement or get 10 minutes of sun on your bare skin with no sunscreen.
48) You know chicken soup is suitable for a cold, but chicken is rich in zinc, selenium, and glutamine, which help boost and switch on your immune system. If you’re a vegan, don’t despair; get the benefits from consuming a daily cup of beans.
49) If muscle cramps wake you up at night, you may be low on potassium. Potassium helps lower blood pressure as well. Bananas, spinach, and beets are high in potassium, although you probably wouldn’t want to eat them all together. Beet juice is available commercially.
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