Top Ten tips for Better Health

The following tips will not only make you look better and feel better, but they will also keep you away from developing long-term serious health problems.

  • Eat more, follow a small frequent meal pattern
    Start your day with a nutritious breakfast because after a long night sleep it is important to refuel. Take lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet at binge time. Following a 5 – 6 small frequent meal pattern will boost up your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) that helps you in losing weight.
  • Cut out fat
    Eat low fat versions of dairy products like cheese, milk and cream. Butter and sauces in sandwiches should be kept to a minimum, whenever possible. And try to avoid fried or fast food, as they have a high amount of fatty acids in them.
  • Don’t smoke
    Give up smoking as soon as you can. Smoking not only causes lung cancer, but it has also recently been linked to many other illnesses. Research has shown that smoking reduces life expectancy by seven to eight years. So, try not to light the next one.
  • You can drink alcohol, but in moderation
    Recent studies have shown that a glass of red wine a day can help protect against heart disease. But if you drink excessively, you will have health problems such as liver and kidney disease and cancer in later life.
  • Get active
    One of the best ways to stay healthy is to exercise. It’s recommended to do 30 minutes of cardio exercise 3 times a week or 30 min walk 5 days a week.
  • Keep stress in check
    Getting stressed out is bad for your health. If you are stressed in the workplace you are more likely to cause an accident and injure yourself or even fall ill.
  • Positive outlook
    It has been scientifically proven that a person with a positive outlook on life will be healthier than someone who doesn’t. When you smile your brain releases small amounts of serotonin that give your body a good feeling. So keep smiling.
  • Relax
    Relaxation has actually become a medical treatment. It’s very important to relax in the evenings after working. Try and find someplace, where you feel comfortable, and just unwind. It can be anywhere from a chair, to a bed.
  • Use less salt in your cooking
    To maintain a healthy blood pressures, reduce salt in your cooking and stop using salt at the table.
  • Drink healthy
    Avoid excessive Tea, coffee or fizzy drinks and take plenty of water or fluids like coconut water, lemon water, green tea, soup etc.

Priti Vijay
Priti Vijay

Chief Dietitian
Department of Dietetics