Staying Healthy

hea2One of the common questions people ask is: How can I keep myself healthy?

Eat healthy, exercise, sleep well, have medical tests and checkups are some of the ways to ensure you remain healthy. It is possible to keep yourself healthy without complicated workout regimens and expensive medication. The following are some of the ways that are proven to help you live a healthy life:

Laugh 

Yes, laugh to the delight of your heart. You do not need proof of healing powers of laughter; you just know it does wonders. It is able to expand the blood vessels and releases endorphins that activate chemical known as nitric oxide in inner lining of blood vessels. This in turn promotes vascular health.

Work with friends

If you are looking for a job that has health benefits, you need to pay attention to office vibe. Recent studies show that people who are able to get along well with their workmates in a supportive and friendly work environment live longer. However, similar support from your boss does not have any effect on mortality.



Get massage

A massage is always right and delivers significant benefits for your overall health. Massage therapy is able to low blood pressure, decreases stress hormones, and slows heart rate. Decrease of the stress hormones increases the white blood cells that eliminate bacteria, viruses, and disease causing agents. It would be a good idea to get a massage from the loved ones. This is because it is good for the mind, body, relationship, and wallet.

Eat your carotenoids 

It is a fact that a person feels good when he or she looks good. Studies show that eating vegetables and fruits give your skin a healthful glow. It is advisable to eat a lot of carotenoid fruits and vegetables such as kale, broccoli, cabbage, peppers, and tomatoes as they give your skin slightly yellow tone. This will make you look more attractive and feel healthier.

Chat with neighborshea

People are happier and healthier when they have a good, localized community. Majority of the people living in the housing cooperatives report improved physical and emotional health. Remember we are social animals; we need playmates as this is part of the survival strategy.

Get more sleep

People who do not get adequate sleep tend to be hungrier and they crave carbohydrates. This makes them eat more than they would want. A good sleep has been one of my ways on how can I keep myself healthy.