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3 Secrets To Prevent So Many Diseases: Eat Right, Exercise And Get Quality Sleep by Y4all: 4:15pm On Jan 15
Many people struggle with one or more health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, cancer, hypertension, obesity, heart disease and other diseases that cost them lots of money in medical expenses every year. Interestingly, the proverbial saying "prevention is better than cure" reminds us that it's easier and better to stop these diseases from happening than to deal with it when it has happened. Yet some people are ignorant of “simple” lifestyle measures that could help them live healthfully whereas others consider it a huge task keeping up with “simple tips” that could help them prevent so many diseases and stay healthy.

Sometimes, we get so busy and carried away with  the hustle that eating right, exercising and getting quality sleep is considered trivial. Unfortunately, our bodies do not understand our  and so it fights us. To think that you need a balanced emotional, mental, physical wellbeing to function optimally, then practicing these 3 tips would be a priority for you.

That said; let’s look at the top 3 ways you can prevent so many diseases, stay healthy, increase your longevity and function optimally.

Eat Right
To maintain a good nutritional status, eating right is a good start. Undeniably, eating a well-balanced diet helps ward off many diseases and illnesses and can keep you away from constant medical trips. This is because your choice of food would either boost your immunity against diseases or attack your body immune systems, exposing you to harm today or in the future. It is important to feed on a diet with immune boosting properties such as citrus fruits, yogurts, garlic, ginger, spinach, almonds, papaya and so forth.

For instance, medically, it is advised that the best way to  prevent the  risk of type 2 diabetes, is to feed on low-fat, well- balanced diet, minimize or completely skip the intake of sugary foods and drinks, eat healthy fats, cut down on red meat, feed on foods rich in  protein such as beans, eggs, fish amongst others.  Additionally, you should consume these foods in the right proportion. Also, smoking cigarettes is a faster way of damaging your immune systems and increasing your vulnerability to a number of diseases. In fact, you are warned that “smokers are liable to die young” So, why take the risk in the first place? Similarly, the excessive intake of alcohol should be avoided, as moderation remains the key. Moreover, what you eat also affects the quality of sleep that you get. 

Exercise
Keeping fit through regular physical activity is a way to prevent diseases and enhance a healthy living. This is backed by a number of researches that proves the relationship between regular physical activity and a balanced wellbeing. One of the studies states that regular physical activity reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, obesity and metabolic syndrome.

Also, engaging in physical activity improves other aspects of health and fitness, including aerobic capacity, muscle and bone, strength, flexibility, reduces stress, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, there is no magic to exercise and it doesn’t cost a fortune to keep fit. You can engage in exercises that help burn calories and strengthen your heart.  Examples of such exercises include:  walking, jogging, running, squats, push-ups etc. The rule of thumb is to deliberately engage in an exercise or activity that enhances blood circulation, and consequently aid your immune systems to work effectively.

Get Quality Sleep
Most adults do not get enough sleep. Expectantly, experts have associated a number of health issues to poor sleep quality. This is because of the health benefits of sleep to the body. Sleep is a vital but often neglected part of our lives.  It is as important as eating the right food and engaging in regular exercise. In our article “How your body suffers from lack of sleep” we have revealed the devastating effects of sleep deficiency and have also provided helpful tips on how to make up for lost sleep.

To stay healthy, you have to invest in anything that would help you get a better night rest, this includes purchasing a quality mattress and pillow.  The National Centre for chronic disease prevention and health promotion in its studies and findings has linked lack of sleep to several chronic diseases and conditions, such as Type2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity and depression and recommends 7hours+ of sleep for adults per night. ALSO READ: 8 Sleep Hacks to Help you Fall Asleep Faster

FINAL NOTE

While there are a number of ways to prevent so many diseases, we recommend that you practice eating healthily, have an exercise program, and ensure you sleep well. Remember, these factors are at the foundation of achieving a healthy lifestyle.

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Re: 3 Secrets To Prevent So Many Diseases: Eat Right, Exercise And Get Quality Sleep by Flexherbal(m): 4:34pm On Jan 15
Nice one!

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Re: 3 Secrets To Prevent So Many Diseases: Eat Right, Exercise And Get Quality Sleep by Y4all: 11:58am On Jan 18
Flexherbal:
Nice one!
Thank You

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