Category: Healthy Living

5 Natural ways to Promote Your Health

Published:23 Feb, 2017     By: Salan Khalkho     3 min read

People who didn't smoke, exercise regularly, eat healthy diet and stay away from getting fat, were 80% less likely to develop chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.


natural ways to Promote Your Health

Preventable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer form big chuck of health care spending. But this doesn't really have to be this way.

According to a study comprising 23,153 adults, that was conducted in 2009, it was observed that people who didn't smoke, exercise regularly, eat healthy diet and stay away from getting fat, were 80% less likely to develop chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

how to make healthy changes

There are scores of other studies also that suggest that the most powerful tools to improve health are prevention. Yet health care professionals find it challenging to convince people to make those healthy changes. Here are five simple ways in which you can powerfully improve your health.

Exercise offers array of health benefits

Get more active

Exercise offers array of health benefits. For example something as simple as a brisk walk for half an hour a day can dramatically cut down your risk of diabetes, heart disease and several forms of cancer. Regular exercise also helps improve brain function and help people stay active and independent in the later stage of their life.

Losing weight and keeping it off

Maintain healthy weight

This one is easier said than done. Over the past five years, obesity rates have climbed significantly. Losing weight and keeping it off is increasingly becoming difficult. Studies show that losing only few pounds if you are overweigh can significantly improve your health.

    You can maintain healthy weight by exercising regularly and including abundant fruits, vegetables and whole grain in your diet.

    smoking is leading cause of cancer death

    Quit smoking

    Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death. Around 80% of lung cancer cases are directly caused by smoking according to National Cancer Institute.

    Gut health is critical to overall health

    Have healthy gut

    Gut health is critical to overall health. An unhealthy gut leads to a wide range of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, depression, obesity and diabetes. Our gut is home to approximately 100 trillion microorganisms that provides protection from infection and regulates metabolism.

      You can maintain healthy gut by eating plenty of fermentable fibers like sweet potato, yam and yucca etc. You should also include fermented food in your diet such as yogurt, kefir, or you can take high quality multi species probiotic.

      time with friends and family

      Spend time with friends and family

      Studies have found that spending quality time among supportive friends plays a big role in maintaining good health. Having friendship is as important as not-smoking for preventing heart attack. According to a research conducted at the Uniformed Services Universities, people with extensive social networks were found less like to have calcification in their arteries, a clear sign of heart disease.



      Important Note: Medical and health related information given in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice. This article is intended for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.



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