You have no idea just how important your health is to your family. A lack of good health results in sick days and can reduce productivity at work and any other opportunity that may present itself. Long-term health issues are costly and extremely emotionally taxing on those close to you. That’s why health is your biggest asset and so you will do well to develop and maintain it. We all get sick from time to time, some more than others but they are ways to tip the odds in you and your family’s favour. Here are five ways in which to improve your health.
Drink more water
You’ve been told this since school days. Staying hydrated is paramount to your physical health. If you don’t water plants they die unless of course, it’s a cactus and even then. But you’re not a cactus. You’re more like a sunflower. Cutting back on sugary drinks will have your dentist impressed as well as stopping energy crashes after the sugar rush. Drinking more water will also have your urine clearer which is a good sign of hydration if we’re going to get scientific!
Exercise doesn’t just equate to the gym. You can do many things to exercise. Go for a walk, bike ride, jog with your partner. In the morning or whenever you have time during the day find time to do some exercises like push-ups, sit-ups or hold ‘a plank’ for 30 seconds or longer! We also recommend getting the family together for some outside activities, rounders anyone?
Eat more fruit and vegetables
You ever heard the phrase, you are what you eat? Well at Dadapp we want to be fruit and vegetables! They contain the natural minerals and vitamin your system needs to function properly. Before snacking on crisps, try a carrot stick and hummus, apple and cheese or just a plain old banana. Fruits are the worlds natural sweet, there’s literally no excuse, they even taste nice. Not getting enough fruit and vegetables can lead to multiple deficiencies.
Get a quality sleep
Sleep allows the body to reset itself. Since you have become a Dad you’ve probably experienced a mild degree of sleep deprivation. You may have an understanding of just how critical getting enough sleep is. REM stands for rapid eye movement and it’s the most important part of the sleep cycle. Seven to eight hours in a 24-hour period is usually enough to keep you fully functioning.
Wash your hands
The majority of viruses are spread by coming into contact with an object a sick person touched. The solution to this is to wash your hands regularly. Also, as germs thrive in moist environments, be sure to also dry your hands thoroughly. This one sounds very straight forward but you’ll be surprised how many people don’t wash their hands when they should.
Dad, health is wealth and when it starts to go, it’s hard to get back. Maintain and practice a healthy lifestyle.