1. They eat breakfast
This gives them energy for the day ahead. This habit also stabilises their blood sugar levels and then helps them have good control over their appetite as the day progresses. Studies show that adults who have a healthy breakfast do better at work and children who eat a morning meal score higher on tests. Moods are also better managed among those who eat breakfast habitually.
2. They plan their meals
Healthy people plan their meals. They do not just go into a day, expecting to eat just any food thrown at them when they become hungry. The first step to take when planning your meals is to know what you want to eat every day at the various meal times. This has to be put up in a menu chart and pasted in your kitchen.
After that step, one has to now shop for ingredients. If you have healthy meals on your menu, you will be forced to purchase only healthy ingredients. The next thing to do is to prepare food ahead of time; mainly stews and soups.
Then store the prepared stews and soups well; in a well-functioning refrigerator or deep freezer and in small portions. Healthy habits such as sending one’s own food along to work for lunch becomes easy for those who plan what they eat. Everyone should plan for their food.
3. They drink enough water
Water does so many good things for humankind. Staying hydrated should be a top priority for everyone. The goal should be to prevent the sensation of thirst, so water intake has to be a continuous activity from morning to evening. Water maintains health, it helps in the formation of blood, removal of waste and helping cells do their work of maintaining life well.
Drinking water has a way of preventing people from depending so much on soft drinks. This does not only help in weight loss, but it goes a long way to help prevent type 2 diabetes. If you are not a fan of plain water, add flavour with slices of orange, lemon, lime, watermelon or cucumber.
4. They take exercise breaks at work
Tired at work and want a break? Don't just grab another cup of coffee, get up and move. Do some deep lunges or stretches. It's great for your body and mind, one of the best ways to be rejuvenated. But, hey, you can prevent that easy and frequent fatigue on the job. All you need is a lifestyle of exercise.
Just 30 minutes of walking five times a week may help keep the blues at bay. And if you can't do those minutes all at once, short bursts help, too. In any case, exercise; the benefits go beyond getting tired at work, it is a total health and life giver.
5. They do not smoke
Smoking is associated with the development of many diseases so if you light up, quit. It's a big move toward better health. Your body repairs itself quickly. As soon as 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your heart rate and blood pressure drop. Why wait? Kick the habit, today. Your doctor will be happy to help you get started.
Healthy people do not smoke. You can argue that you smoke and are still well; but may be all you need to do is to get a good checkup; you might not be so well after all so join the healthy people.
Join the train, do these and many other things that will make you super healthy. Good health is worth fighting for, especially when it comes to prevention. Just keep doing your best.
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The writer is a DIETICIAN at the Trust Hospital and AUTHOR of the following books;
1. Be your own dietician – Vol. 1
2. Eating to prevent and manage lifestyle diseases.
3. LIVE LONG by eating well – Vol. 1
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