You don’t need to become a vegan or spend hours at the gym to make a change to your health. Sometimes small things lead to something big. Try these little things to make you healthier.
1. Use dental floss
Brushing your teeth alone is not enough to keep healthy teeth and mouth. According to Robert Emami, DDS, the head of staff at Dental Specialties, Randolph, Massachusetts, a piece of this nylon string is the easiest and fastest way to get rid of the bad bacteria from the body. Plague and bacteria can damage the teeth and infect the blood, making it worse for people with diabetes or hypertension.
2. Read the labels on the food packaging
Most of us may not always read the labels attached to the packaging of the foods we buy. In fact, they contain important information for healthier eating. So pay more attention and watch out because sometimes food that looks simple may contain preservatives, trans fat and sugar.
3. Wash your hands
Do you often get flu or digestion problems? Maybe this is because you often forget to wash your hands. The website realsimple.com recommends washing the hands every time you want to touch food, after using the restroom or playing with pets and before entering the home. Also always have hand sanitizer in your bag so that you can use it while being outside to protect yourself from bacteria and viruses.
4. Drink more water
Yes, coffee can make you relax and help you focus your mind. However, its diuretic nature takes the liquid out of the body, says Emily Cooper, RD, LD, a nutritionist from Maine, Portland. So you can replace coffee with a mixture of lemon and hot water, or replace your favorite soda with the fresher and healthier infused water.
5. Walk more
Do you often use your busy schedule as an excuse to avoid exercise? Well, you can actually squeeze the physical activities into your daily schedule. For instance, you can park your car a little further, climb the stairs instead of taking the elevator, or pedal your bike when you are commuting to somewhere not too far.
Wonderfully, small and simple things like these can do big for your health. Prove it, Healthy People!