Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle : November Episode 2
Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
- You should have bowel movements every day, but bowel movements at least thrice a week is normal.
- Change in place, daily routine, diet, & change in mood (depression) can lead to constipation.
- Medications can also lead to constipation.
- A low fiber diet can cause constipation.
- Eat fruits, vegetables, (especially leafy vegetables) & a high fiber diet to reduce constipation.
Healthy hand exercises:
- Benefit the wrist, reduce swelling & pain is the hand & improves joint mobility & increase blood circulation. Repeat each of these exercises, 3-5 times once or twice daily.
- Wrist rotation, both ways
- Thumb rotation, both ways, both hands
- Clench the fingers into a fight fist
- Stretch your hands / fingers.
- Massage each palm & fingers, with the other hand
Stress reducing activates:
- Eat clean, avoid sugar, commercial foods, be vegan, go gluten free, avoid overeating
- Exercise daily & do the exercise you enjoy, cycling, yoga, walking, dance, aerobics
- Relax, meditate, sleep 8hr daily, pray, strengthen relationships, laugh, manage time
- Manage alcohol, at a glass of wine or beer or not more than I drink on occasion (once or twice a week)avoid smoking & narcotic.
Alcohol & the brain:
- Research done by Oxford university UK, covering over 400 persons over 30 years established that those who drank heavily (over 3 drink daily) had 6 times the risk of dementia as opposed to non-drinkers .
- Mild & occasional drinkers have lower risk.
- In additional moderate drinking was good
- In the heart, reduced blood clotting, was good for diabetes, & was also beneficial psychologically.
Tips For Beautiful Teeth:
- Floss first before brushing your teeth
- Use tooth picks sparingly as they may hurt your gums
- Replace your tooth brush every three months to keep the bristles healthy
- Cheese & vitamin D are good for your teeth enamel
- Avoid wine & coffee if you wish to retain white teeth, or else use a tooth paste that has baking soda
- Apples, pears & carrots keep your teeth clean & white.