Boosting your health quotient doesn’t have to be labor intensive or time consuming. Here are some easy tips for moving towards a healthier you.
Wash your Fruits and Vegetables with Vegetable Wash
Even if produce says it’s organic you really can’t be sure that it’s free from pesticides and other harmful residue. The FDA doesn’t regulate organic labeling so it still could be laden with toxins. Water is not enough to get rid of oil these based chemicals. Make sure you find a wash that removes pesticides, herbicides and bacteria. It’s not exactly organic but it will cut down on your ingestion of harmful chemicals.
What’s the point of eating fresh fruits and vegetables if they are contaminated with cancer causing agents?
Work in Mini Bouts of exercise.
Park the car an extra few spaces away. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Any physical activity adds up to a healthier you. Experts say that even these small exercise sessions can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Also exercise doesn’t have to be serious and sober. Gather a few friends for some playground adult frisbee. A game of Twister can have as many health benefits as a yoga class. Just get moving!
Missing breakfast is probably one of the unhealthiest things you can do. The brain doesn’t work very well without the first meal of the day. Hunger will also lead you to make bad food choices for lunch or that mid morning snack. If you don’t have time to cook, grab a bowl of cereal, a container of yogurt or a piece of fruit. Eating breakfast also helps boost you metabolism. Skipping makes your body think it’s starving. It will hold on to every calorie and fat gram for fear it won’t get another meal. Eat up!
Always Wear Your Sunscreen
Anyone can get skin cancer. Doesn’t matter if you are milk pale or the color of coco you must wear your sunscreen. Even cloudy days contribute to sun damaged skin. The best sunscreen has strong SPF along with UVA and UVB protection.
SPF indicates how long you can stay in the sun without burning. For example, if a very fair skin person uses SPF 15, the user can stay in the sun for about an hour. If the same user applies an SPF of 45 they can stay in the sun for up to five hours without burning.
UVA rays, also known as Ultraviolet rays, penetrate collagen and increase aging and the risk of skin cancer. On the other hand, UVB rays work on the outer layer of the skin an manifest themselves in the form of sunburn.
You need protection from all three to combat, aging, discoloration and skin cancer.
Wear Underwear that Breathes
This goes for guys and gals. For women, cotton underwear is the best. Cotton keeps unhealthy bacteria from growing. The wrong kind of bacteria causes vaginosis which leads to yeast and other infections.
Men who wear too tight underwear risk low sperm count and even jock itch. Tugging at your briefs throughout the day is a sure sign that you’ve chosen the wrong size or cut.
Work these healthy tips into your lifestyle and see differences in no time flat.