SIMPLE WAYS TO BE HEALTHY IN 2016
1. Get better sleep.
a. Improve your sleep quality by going to bed at the same time each night. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, routine sets your body clock and makes you more likely to get the recommended eight hours’ sleep each night.
2. Don’t diet. Exercise and eat healthy.
a. Studies show 95 per cent of people who go on weight loss diets regain all their weight and more within two years. Instead follow a healthy and balanced eating plan, enjoying the things you love in moderation.
3. Have more sex.
a. Research shows that having sex a few times each week leads to better sleep, feeling happier, more confidence and having a higher pain threshold.
4. Eat more protein.
a. Cut sugar cravings and feel fuller longer by snacking on protein-rich foods such as yoghurt, nuts, reduced fat cheese and boiled eggs.
5. Eat more fiber.
a. Get rid of bloating and increase your energy with a high fiber breakfast every day. Keep a plastic container of chia seeds or ground linseeds in your fridge and add them to your muesli, porridge, yogurt or smoothie.
6. Lose weight if necessary.
a. The fastest way to lose weight is to reduce processed foods in your diet. Eating fresh foods will also give you more energy throughout the day.
7. Eat more antioxidants to reduce risk of disease.
a. Green tea, blueberries, nuts, dark green veggies, sweet potatoes, whole grains, beans and fish are all excellent sources of antioxidants.
8. Visit your doctor for an annual checkup.
a. If you haven’t seen your doctor lately, make sure to see them for an annual checkup and any preventive screening tests you may be due for.
b. Prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, high blood pressure, cholesterol