Tips for Your Health

health tipsGood health is probably everyone’s ultimate goal, particularly for people who know what it is like to have their health jeopardized. Here are some tidbits of advice for getting on the right track with your health goals!

Diet:  we now know that food is not just food, but medicine as well. Our overall health depends largely on what we ingest. A few “super foods” you need to incorporate into your diet are kale (good roughage and vitamin source), jalapeno (high in vitamin C), dandelion (cleansing and full of nutrients), avocado (essential fats and oils), fish (more essential fats and oils) and green tea (stimulates metabolism.) Avoid foods that are high in sugar.

Exercise: one of the most important things you can do for your body and your mind is to exercise, yet so many of us find it difficult to make the time. If you struggle to keep a workout routine, it is recommended that you workout when you first wake up. This way, you have not encountered any distractions to throw off your routine. Avoid throwing off your exercise routine to maintain its regularity.

Cold-fighting: this is where the food as medicine philosophy comes largely into play. To kill a cold fast, you want to flush your body by supplying it with vitamin rich substances. A few food items that have been proven to kill colds fast and ease cold symptoms: jalapenos, citrus, organic fruit juice, vegetable soups, echinacea tea, garlic and ginger. Avoid alcohol for immune system health.

Sleep: if you struggle to keep a regular sleep schedule, try cancelling the light in your room with light-cancelling curtains and creating some steady white noise, either through a fan, humidifier or a white-noise machine. Avoid screens and bright sunlight before bed.