General Health Tips
In our everyday lives, there are little things we can do to maintain a good level of general health for ourselves and family. Obvious tips include a proper diet consisting of meals that are properly balance according to the food groups, adequate amounts of sleep, and lower stress. This article however is going to give information about 3 less popular, though highly effective ways to take care of our General Health.
1. Wear Slippers
Its not so much the wearing of slippers that will keep your immune system strong, but the not wearing of shoes inside of your house that will. Taking off shoes that are worn outside is a common practice in Asian Cultures, though rarely seen in Western Homes. Not only will this practice keep your house visibly cleaner, but it will also greatly minimize the amount of bacteria in your home that threatens your general health. Few would suggest that the streets and sidewalks outside are clean, and few would consider it sanitary to sit down in the streets and sidewalks outside. So why would our carpets and floors inside our house be clean if we walk over them with the same shoes that we wear walking in the streets and around outside. Leaving your outside shoes outside, and having a pair of slippers to wear inside is a good way to keep your house clean, and protect the general health of your family. This is especially true for those with young children.
2. Drink Water
Paying attention to what you and your family drinks throughout the day is a good way to stay healthy. You may find that a majority of what you drink is soda, coffee, energy drinks, and maybe juices. Soda, coffee, and energy drinks are okay in moderation, however the high levels of sugar and caffeine included are bad for your teeth and do a poor job at hydrating your body. In addition to a list of benefits to your health and digestive system, keeping your body fully hydrated is a good way of cleaning your body of toxins allowing you immune system to focus on fighting any sickness you may encounter. While juices are the healthiest of the group, they often contain high levels of sugar that create their own problems, and are not very good at quenching your thirst. A cup of coffee or two a day, or soda for lunch isn’t bad, just try to mix in a few glasses of water, tea, or a sugar free fruit juice.
3. Eat Fruit
Fruit is nature’s candy. It tastes great, contains loads of vitamins, and is easy to find, and easy to eat. In addition to this, eating fruit instead of other sugar filled candies will keep up your general health, keep your teeth strong, increase your digestion, and keep your weight down. There are a wide variety of fruits so that if you get tired of one, there are plenty of others to choose from. While eating fruit is good for adults who want to stay healthy or lose weight, getting your children in the practice of eating fruit for breakfast, after dinner, or as a snack is a great way to keep their health strong.
These are three easy practices to add to your healthy lifestyle that will greatly aide in maintaining a strong level of General Health for you and your family.