Prevention is Better than Cure

This cliche may be a bit overacting to some, but it is true.

In this day and age, lots of diseases and conditions are causing us many stresses because they make us get scared of life. Sometimes even breathing the air is unsafe as we are unsure if viruses have been living when the oxygen enters our nostrils. And you know that once these viruses get into our system, then no more – and you will get bed ridden. Even if I take my flu vaccine almost every year, I get sick at least once a year. But having an illness does not excuse me from going to work.

Not only viruses cause us harm, but they also have some other part of the gang – who are called bacteria and fungi. These two though are not transferred by the air that we take, but they also help us get sick.

Prevention really is better than cure.

So let me share with you the tips on preventing yourself from getting ill, knowing that soon, the weather will change from hot and humid to cool and dry.

Best to follow them who year round to stay healthy. 🙂

  • Sleep for 7 to 9 hours. Preferably between 10 PM to 2 AM as this the time when our body regenerates at its fullest.
  • Drink at least 10 to 12 250mL glasses of water. Drinking enough water can remove toxins from our body clearing our skin too! 🙂
  • Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies (3 servings of veggies, 2 serving of fruits). Make sure to include different colors and assortments – to target the different vitamins.
  • Eat green leafy vegetables. This one also has a lot of benefit, from iron to vitamin K, etc.
  • Eat foods with good fat. These include nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashew), avocados, and omega 3 (fish oil).
  • Stay active. Exercise at least 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes per session (best to include the 3 types, read my previous post)
  • Stay away from using gadgets too often. It not only destroys your eyes, but it also prevents you from being social with others – destroying your relationship.
  • Stay away from foods that contain too much salt. Especially instant foods – noodles, prepacked goods, chips. Excess salt in our bodies causes water retention.
  • If possible, resist the urge to eat sweets. They cause outbreaks in our skin, and help us crave for more sweets. Plus they cause cavities in our the teeth.
  • Though you may eat dark chocolate – make sure it contains at least 60 to 70% cocoa and less sweet. They are good for the heart.
  • Do some breathing exercises when you feel that you are being harassed by stress.
  • Okay, then you may eat some junk foods. But just take in a limited amount, okay? Just make sure to eat healthy again once you are back on track. 😉

So there you have it. Follow these simple steps and you’re good to go.

Do you have any other suggestions on how to stay healthy? Please share them in the comments section for others to see too. 🙂

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