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50 Tips on How to Be a Healthier Person: Part 2

Holly Bissonnette| May 22, 2015

 

Here is the second part on how to be a healthier person, and below are the rest of the tips that we can provide for healthy living. We hope that these simple guidelines will improve your way of life to the fullest.

26.  Turn Off the Lights

A study that has been conducted to night-shift workers shows that exposure to light during the night inhibits the body to produce melatonin, a hormone that aids in thwarts, the growth of tumor.

27.  Drink Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate has been known to improve your heart’s health as it contains an antioxidant called polyphenols, which prevent the development of atherosclerosis (arterial plaque), the inflammation on the lining of the blood vessels that may lead to heart attack.

28.  Eat Soy

Add soy foods to your diet, such as tofu and edamame, as they are proven to decrease cholesterol levels. Eat soy at least five times a week, and you are good to go.

29.  Get More Vitamin K

Vitamin K, found in leafy green vegetables, broccoli, and plant oils, has been proven to toughen up the bones and make them denser.

30.  Take Vitamin E

Vitamin E doesn’t only work in giving you a youthful glow. According to a new research in China, it also provides a high level of alpha-tocopherol, a form of vitamin E in the blood, and lowers the occurrence of cancer of the stomach and esophagus.

31. Watch Those Antacid

If you think that taking up antacid is good for you, think again. A research suggests that too much antacid may contribute in the development of certain food allergies.

32.  Have Some Omelette

Take care of your eyes by munching some eggs with fruits and leafy greens. This kind of food contains a good amount of lutein, a substance responsible for the battling macular degenerations and cataracts.

33.  Don’t Brush Too Hard

We don’t want to leave oral health out of the equation, so here’s a tip: don’t brush your teeth vigorously as you may erode your gums and tooth enamel in the process.

34.  Take a Sip of Tea

Taking aside the antioxidant properties of tea, a study has found that black tea plays a part in protecting your teeth against cavity-causing plaque bacteria.

35.  Go Easy on Mouthwash

Rinsing your mouth with mouthwash has beneficial effects on your oral health. An unpleasant taste in your mouth is an indicator of possible oral problems, and using mouth rinse has the effect of masking the taste.

36.  Get More Calcium

This powerful nutrient is essential for the strengthening of the bones all over your body. On the other hand, calcium and vitamin D can be a powerful combination to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

37.  Don’t Throw Away the Peel

You may not know this, but peels of citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, and grapefruit are edible. Peels possess positive effects for your health as it cuts down the risk of having skin cancer by 30 percent.

38.  Go for Omega-3

Omega-3 is good for the heart and for the bones. These good fatty acids, which can be obtained from certain seafood such as salmon, aid in regulating the mechanism in the process of absorption of calcium to the bones.

39.  Stock Up on Fruits and Veggies

According to studies, you can decrease the possibility of forming cancer by eating at least eight servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Foods rich in vitamin A have been known to show protective properties in fighting ovarian cancer.

40.  Limit Anti-Bacterial Soap Usage

Believe it or not, constant use of these kinds of body-cleaning products may leave other bacteria to become drug-resistant and kill other essential bacteria that our body needs.

41.  Stretch Your Spine

A study conducted in 2002 suggests that women who didn’t practise back-strengthening routine are more likely to suffer a compression fracture. Remember to stretch your back as it is proven that strong back muscles may prevent spinal injuries, especially those who are at risk for osteoporosis.

42.  Balance Is the Key

Keeping your balance on one leg offers a great effect on reducing one’s risk for falls. However, this simple exercise can improve your balance: stand on one leg for fifteen seconds while squeezing your posterior muscles and lifting your midsection. If you get comfortable with fifteen seconds, then work your way up to one minute.

43.  Yes to Yoga

Two researches have proven the positive effect of yoga to alleviate the pain of carpal tunnel  and arthritis of the hands.

44.  Try Tai Chi

Tai chi has been known worldwide, both for defense training and health benefits. This martial art that combines meditation and movement can surprisingly help fight occurrences of shingles. By practising tai chi, your immune cell levels rise by about 50 percent.

45.  Stop the Side Slouch

Putting all of your weight on one leg while standing does not do well for you. You tend to jut out the hip as you lean on one side, which breaks your posture and can lead to muscle imbalance and lower back pain. So a better way is to balance your weight in the center and lift your lower abdominals.

46.  Hold Your Phone

We often tend to cradle your phone between the ears and shoulders. However, doing this contracts your neck muscles and locks the spinal joints in the process. These are the reasons why you experience muscle spasms and pains. Better hold your receiver when taking a call or use the speakerphone feature.

47.  Discontinue Tanning

Did you know that using tanning beds exposes your skin to fifteen more times the concentration of ultraviolet rays from the sun? Better think again when getting a tan as this may lead to skin cancer.

48.  Do Your Own Pedicure

Professional salons that offer manicure and pedicure services may spread infection through their sharp instruments. Next time you are in a salon, make sure to bring your own instruments, or better yet, you can do your own pedicure.

49.  No to Magnetic Shoe Pads

Researchers have found no specific relevance on wearing magnetic shoe soles to take the pressure off of your foot and heel. Better buy new better-fitting shoes for comfort.

50.  Get a Pet

Pet owners have shown to have a reduced blood pressure by 15 percent than those who don’t have pets. A recent study has found that animals are huge stress relievers, and spending some time with them will aid in lowering the blood pressure.

Now the list is complete! Don’t let life get the best of you. If you want to live a long life, you better take care of yourself. Just follow these steps, and you are on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

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