It’s a new year and, as they say, health is wealth. So this new year, you have to adopt some healthy lifestyles. If you want to be productive all year round, you need sound health and a sound mind.
So here are five healthy lifestyles that will make you productive in 2020.
1. Drink water
Water is one thing you need to be healthy in 2020. Adult humans are 60% water, and our blood is 90% water.
There is no universally agreed quantity of water that must be consumed daily. Water is essential for kidneys and other bodily functions. When dehydrated, the skin can become more vulnerable to skin disorders and wrinkling. Drinking water instead of soda can help with weight loss.
There are many different opinions on how much water you should be drinking every day. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 litres, or half a gallon. But even that depends on your body weight.
2. Eat more fruits and vegetables
Enough of the solid food, add fruits and more vegetables to your diet in 2020. Fruits and vegetables are generally low in fat, salt and sugar. They are a good source of dietary fibre. As part of a well-balanced, regular diet and a healthy, active lifestyle, a high intake of fruit and vegetables can help you to reduce obesity and maintain a healthy weight.
Eating more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet may help you reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and some forms of cancer. The fibre in fruits and vegetables may also help to lower blood cholesterol levels. Eating more fruits and vegetables may help reduce your chance of Type 2 diabetes.
Exercise helps people lose weight and lower the risk of some diseases. Exercising regularly decreases a person’s risk of developing certain diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Exercise can help a person age well.
This may not seem important now, but your body will thank you later. You can register in a gym, get a personal trainer, just ensure you get actively involved in doing exercises on a daily or weekly basis.
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Small Changes To Make for Better Sleep
As you work to achieve your goals in 2020, don’t forget the comfort of your bed. While you sleep, your blood pressure goes down, giving your heart and blood vessels a bit of a rest. The less sleep you get, the longer your blood pressure stays up during a 24-hour cycle. High blood pressure can lead to heart disease, including stroke.
Research shows that consistently getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night is beneficial for adults. Any more or less can increase your risk for serious conditions like diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and even death. Getting enough quality sleep is also key to a healthy lifestyle.
5. Less alcohol
Cutting down on alcohol will reduce your risk of developing cancer, liver or heart disease and could lower your blood pressure. What’s more, alcohol also decreases the body’s production of an antidiuretic hormone called vasopressin, which helps the body reabsorb water. Cut the drinking out or down and you’ll improve your skin’s appearance.
Adopt these healthy lifestyles to stay productive in the New Year. Welcome to 2020.
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