The new year brings in new challenges and triumphs, so why not aim to be a healthier you. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you not only find it easier to face your challenges but you also turn them into triumphs. We at Humboldt have come up with 5 ways you can maintain a healthy lifestyle this 2018!
5 steps To a Healthier You
Drink More Water
The recommended amount of water to drink per day is 2 litres or eight 8-ounce glasses. Water helps flush out any toxins in the body which can help you lose weight as well as boost your immune system. By drinking enough H2O every day, you will maintain your body’s fluid balance as well as regulate your body’s temperature. This will also help transport nutrients around the body.
Eat Healthier Foods
By eating moderate portions of healthy food, such as fruits and vegetables, you will be helping your body prevent certain health conditions which include: heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer as well as diabetes. By eating healthy you can maintain a healthy body weight as well as be more productive and improve your mental function.
Drink less Alcohol
Alcohol is a psychoactive substance or drug that affects your mental state. Many people will drink alcohol to mark a special occasion such as New Year’s Day or a loved one’s birthday. The abuse of alcohol can, however, lead to severe liver disease, impaired judgment, brain damage as well as memory loss. Staying away from excessive alcohol consumption, you are creating a healthier life for you and your loved ones.
Physical activity and exercise play a key role in gaining a healthy lifestyle. Exercise and healthy eating work in conjunction with each other as you cannot eat 6 McDonalds burgers and expect to burn them off in a 20-minute run. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need to burn the same number of calories that you put into your body. Physical exercise helps you to burn off the calories that you eat within the day.
Get Enough Sleep
The average adult requires around 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night to have their body function at its best the next day. Sleep allows your body to heal as well as your mind to process the information that you received that day. Memory, stress, wounds and even immune function can be improved just by getting the right amount of sleep every night.
The Humboldt Promise
At Humboldt International food brokers, we specialise in food production, imports and exports from South Africa, Asia and The Mediterranean. We supply all your food needs, efficiently, safely and reliably.
By following strict rules and regulations you can be assured that when you purchase any fruit or vegetable that has been imported by Humboldt, you are choosing high quality, reputable and healthy options.
Happy New Year from Humboldt International Food Brokers!