Are we investing enough time on our health?

Humans are getting busier day by day. The amount of time we spend in our offices has been increased. We have more emails to read, more tasks to do and more goals to accomplish.

In today’s world, everybody is running after success and fame. As a matter of fact, success is not a bad thing at all nor is fame. However, we invest so much time on these things that we forget to focus on the main thing; our health.

Firstly, we need to understand that health is more important than any other factor. In fact, we can’t enjoy our lives with poor health. That’s why we should invest more time in building our overall health. Secondly, we need to change the way we live especially the way we eat our food.

When was the last time you ate food properly? Did you chew it well?  Did you eat quietly without any distractions? Unfortunately, while eating food, we swallow more and chew less. Chewing is crucial as it breaks down our food into small particles and makes it easier to digest. Some nutritionists suggest chewing a bite 32 times before taking it in. However, you can chew your food until it turns into a liquid form.

Chewing helps in absorbing more nutrients and energy from your food. The more time you take to chew your food, the more beneficial it gets. It helps in digestion and also acts as a work out for teeth bones. Moreover, studies have shown, when you chew food a lot, you actually eat less. As a result, you maintain a healthy weight.

Besides chewing, enough water intakes are also necessary. Our bodies need to be hydrated throughout the day. Therefore, we need to add more water and juices (no sodas or carbonated drinks) in our daily routines. However, we shouldn’t drink water in between meals as it slows down the digestion process. Moreover, we shouldn’t drink water immediately before or after the meals, but we can drink water 30 minutes before or after the meals.

Additionally, sweating is also important to eliminate harmful toxins out of our bodies. Therefore, we need to exercise at least 15-30 minutes a day. You can do weight lifting, jogging, running or even walking. The goal is to sweat your body muscles. The sweatier you are, the healthier you become.

Some more health tips:

Take proper sleep (6 to 8 hours a day).

  • Get early morning sunshine (the best source of vitamin D).
  • Eat healthy; add fresh vegetables, fruits, and nuts in your diet.
  • Reduce the amount of sugar in your diet.
  • Sit less, be active 🙂

Remember! The best investment, anybody can make is the investment in the mental and physical health.

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”

_ Jim Rohn

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