World Health Day is observed annually on April 7 every year under the aegis of the World Health Organization (WHO), and other voluntary groups. The theme for this year is, ‘universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere’.
It’s never too early or too late to start leading a healthy life and it only takes following these five simple steps:
Those leading busy life find it difficult to find time and engage in physical activity, which is important when leading a healthy life. It is recommended to exercise at least three times a week.
According to American Heart Association, 150 minutes of exercise a week is of crucial importance to stimulate overall cardiovascular health. You should exercise for an hour three times a week to reach 150 mins goal People with busy schedule can take out 30 minutes of their day and exercise for five days a week.
Doctors strongly recommend drinking eight 8 glasses (64 ounces) of water per day. As our bodies contain 60 percent water, drinking adequate amounts of water helps in balancing body fluids and numerous other advantages such as reducing calorie intake, boosting metabolism, and clearing toxins from the body.
Eat fruits and vegetables
Regular intake of fruit in vegetables is of vital importance for maintaining healthy life as the abundance of nutrients helps providing energy, strengthening the immune system and promote a healthy skin.
According to World Health Organization, adding fruits and vegetables in your regular diet can prevent the risk of various diseases related to cancer and heart as well.
In certain situations stress is inevitable, but we should make sure not to become the reason for our ill health. There are certain methods that are extremely beneficial in reducing stress such as listening music, reading, meditating, exercising or watching some light comedy.
Some sound sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep essential for a healthy lifestyle and this includes sleeping in a noise-free environment. Bedrooms should be free from all kinds of noise when sleeping. People who suffer from sleep difficulties should avoid electronics before bed or in the middle of the night. Sleep deprivation can have a negative effect on everything from personal to work productivity.