We all want to live a longer, healthier life. While tips such as drinking more water, getting at least 8 hours of sleep, eating more fruits and vegetables, and doing daily exercise still hold true, there are other things you can do to improve your health.
Here are 3 foolproof tips you can add to your daily health regimen to live a longer, healthier life:
1. Control your sugar intake.
Obesity is one of the leading causes of illness nowadays, most notably, type 2 diabetes. Too much sugar consumption can damage your liver, causes weight gain, increased blood sugar, high blood pressure, and puts you at higher risk of developing heart and kidney disease, just to mention a few.
Sugar consumption needs to be managed both for adults and children alike. In an article written by health editor Sarah Boseley for The Guardian, parents were encouraged to limit their children to two sugary snacks per day.
“Children’s snacking habits are setting them up for obesity and poor health, Public Health England has warned, calling on parents to take a tougher line on sweets and cakes and fizzy drinks between meals.
Children in England are eating on average at least three unhealthy high-calorie sugary snacks and drinks every day, says PHE, and about a third of children eat four or more. It is urging parents to draw the line at two and make sure they are not more than 100 calories each.”
A new campaign called “Change4Life” suggests looking for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max. More info can be found here.
Read more in the article “Limit children to two sugary snacks a day, parents told“
2. Avoid opioid painkillers.
Recent news from NBC cited drug overdose as one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
“Life expectancy falls when people start dying at younger ages, and that’s what is happening in the U.S. with the epidemic of opioid overdoses.
“The escalating growth of opioid deaths is downright frightening – and it’s getting worse,” said John Auerbach, president and CEO of Trust for America’s Health.
“Every community has been impacted by this crisis and it’s getting lots of headlines, yet we’re not making the investments or taking the actions needed at anywhere near the level needed to turn the tide.”
The NCHS found that 63,600 people died of drug overdoses in 2016, and “the majority of these overdose deaths were unintentional,” the NCHS team, led by Dr. Holly Hedegaard, wrote.”
More here: NBC News
If you are suffering from any form of pain, avoid taking opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, oxycontin, and fentanyl. Talk to your doctor about finding other means of pain management. Some of the most common alternative treatments you can look into are acupuncture, chiropractic manipulation, relaxation therapy and hypnosis just to mention.
The use of IV vitamin therapy for pain management is also gaining popularity. At Dr. Amauri’s wellness center, you can get a vitamin drip which helps prevent and reduce all types of headaches. If you need more information on this kind of therapy, you can call (416) 922-4114 and book a complimentary 15-minute consultation via phone or in-person.
3. Go natural.
There are many ways of fighting disease other than the conventional methods. Here are some things you can try:
• Frankincense oil – has an anti-inflammatory property and is found to be effective in fighting colon, ovarian, and breast cancer.
• Turmeric – helps fight cancer such as brain cancer, leukemia.
• Raw juicing – superior nutrition, can be absorbed fast, can help expel tumor.
• Grapefruit – improves liver function and aids in detoxification.
• Reishi mushroom – great for enhancing immune function.
• “Earthing” – for example walking barefoot on beach sands, grass, dirt or rock. Can help with chronic pain, fatigue, and other ailments.
If your ultimate goal in life is to spend more time with your family and loved ones, these three things can help you achieve it. Not only will you live longer, but most importantly, happier and healthier.
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