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Health and How to Obtain It

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Submitted 2010-04-08 00:00:00
Everyone should want good health. This is just about having a body strong enough to withstand outside threats such as diseases or injuries. We cannot always make our bodies infallible though. However we can strive to have them in the best possible shape.

How does one go about having good health though? This is attained by eating the right foods, getting enough rest, and exercising regularly. Also one should stay away from harmful substances such as an excess of alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco products. Watch how much caffeine you intake it is a stimulant and you can get the jitters from too much in a day. This could also affect your sleep habits.

Eating right means you consuming the proper foods. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy, lean protein, and healthy fats are part of eating correctly. Also remember you need the complex carbohydrates in your diet too. Watch your intake of salt for too much of this could raise your blood pressure. Guard against eating too much sugar too. This can lead to you being overweight and having problems because of it. Let's not forget that a proper intake of water is also important to the body running well. Those 6 to 8 glasses of the clear liquid (water) we had drilled into us in school still holds true today.

Get enough rest each night. Most people need at least 8 hours of sleep enough to be prepared for the next day. You can't operate with a clear mind if you are lethargic and sleepy. All you will be thinking about is crawling into bed! If you have trouble sleeping examine your habits during the day for too much caffeine or maybe you are not getting enough activity. The body cannot sleep unless it does enough to get tired. Also keep your bedroom for sleeping and turn off the TV and the computer. Give yourself time to relax before going to sleep.

Exercising is also vital to having good health. You should 30 minutes to an hour of exercise daily. This should be some type of cardio exercise coupled with some weight training. This will keep your weight down and your heart strong. Your muscles will also be stronger. Exercise is also a great way to burn off stress and keep it from causing you health problems. It will also help to stabilize your blood pressure along with you controlling your weight that is.

All of these things done together will make a body strong and much healthier then it will be without doing them. In the event that you cannot eat all the different foods you need there are supplemental aids that can be added to your diet to give you the various nutrients your body needs.

Also let me reemphasize the need to stay away from harmful elements in your life. Excess alcohol can cause problem in your liver and other areas of your body. Tobacco products being used can cause several forms of cancer and other issues. Illegal drugs can cause addictions and other medical conditions.

So let's say cheers to your health! To recap you need to eat right, sleep enough, avoid bad things, and exercise. This will make you not only healthier but happier too.
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