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10 Good Habits to Stay Healthy


10 good habits to stay healthy

Wash hands thoroughly with soap after coming home from outside, after touching any foreign object, before preparing food, before eating, after eating and after using the bathroom. This becomes even more important if you have a small child in your home. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching it.

* Pay special attention to cleanliness in the house, especially the kitchen and toilets. Do not allow water to collect anywhere. Regularly clean places like sinks, wash basins, etc. and keep using phenyl, floor cleaners etc. Do not leave any food item uncovered. Keep raw and cooked food separately. Keep utensils, fridge, oven etc. used for cooking and eating clean. Never keep wet utensils in racks, nor keep dry containers with lids etc.

* Use fresh vegetables and fruits. Also, store the spices, grains and other materials used properly and take care to see the date on the items with expiry date.

* Do not use too much oil, made of spices, backed and heavy food. Cook food at the right temperature and do not destroy the nutritious elements of vegetables etc. Also, take special care of the temperature while using the oven. Always keep food covered and eat fresh food.

* Make sure to use salad, curd, milk, porridge, green vegetables, whole lentils and cereals in the food. Try to include a 'variety of food' on your plate. Use clean water for cooking and drinking. Wash vegetables and fruits thoroughly and use them.

* Prefer using unsaturated vegetable oils (such as soybean, sunflower, corn or olive oil) for cooking. Minimize the use of both sugar and salt in food. Avoid junk food, soft drinks and juices made from artificial sugar. Try to have dinner till eight o'clock and this meal should be light.

* Keep your resting or sleeping room clean, airy and open-ended. Change the sheets, pillow covers and curtains and also shake the mattress or mattress from time to time by exposure to sunlight.

Use meditation, yoga or meditation to increase concentration and stay away from stress.

* Do any one exercise daily. For this, give at least half an hour daily and keep changing the way of exercise, like sometimes doing aerobics and sometimes just walking fast. If you are not able to find time for anything, then aim to climb the stairs of the office or home and walk fast. Try that even in the office you do not have to sit in one position for a long time.

* After the age of 45, keep getting your routine checkup done and if the doctor gives you any medicine, then take it regularly. Make time to be close to nature. Play with the kids, run with your pet and even take time for some light fun with the family.

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