Effective Ways to Maintain Good Health
Ways to Maintain Good Health
- Healthy Eating: Whether or not you’re trying to lose weight or gain weight or if you’re happy with your current weight – as you get older, it becomes more and more important to eat nutritious food and cut out the junk food that you may have been able to indulge in earlier in your life.
- If you’re trying to lose weight, it doesn’t help if you only restrict yourself to a diet; similarly, it does not help if you are working out at the gym, and not watching what you eat. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet and regular exercise will help you keep fit and stay active. For easy-to-cook healthy and delicious recipes visit the website of National Heart Lung and Blood Institute www.nhlbi.nih.gov and look up the “Recipes for Healthy Eating section.”
- A relaxing walk: Nothing is more relaxing than a brisk walk. For seniors, it is a highly recommended form of exercise that is completely safe and can help lower stress levels, reduce insomnia and control other health problems. Try to include a relaxing walk in your daily routine. If you are suffering from any heart condition, then you should not walk too fast since that may exhaust you and cause more injury to your heart. Instead, maintain a speed that is comfortable to you. Walking will help you lower your blood sugar levels considerably and promote your resistance levels.
- Aqua Exercises: Aqua or water exercise is a popular and safe method of keeping fit. It is recommended if you are recovering from injuries or have certain non-acute health problems. Aqua exercising can help you lower your body calories and impart a soothing sensation to your muscles and joints. You can start with a brief warm-up exercise followed by a light stretching exercise. Then you can enter the pool and stand in neck-deep water and feel the relaxing effect of water on your body. Try moving your legs and body and try to run or jog in the water. But make sure not to over-strain yourself. Take deep breaths and exhale in a pattern accompanying the rhythm of your walk. This will increase your cardio-respiratory condition and strengthen your legs and hips.
This form of exercise is recommended for people who suffer from the following health problems:
- Joint problems
- Tissue injury
- Cardiac conditions