Healthy Lifestyle Tips

According to the latest statistics from the NHS, the number of adults in ‘Good’ or ‘Very Good’ health is decreasing, and the number of adults in ‘Bad’ or ‘Very Bad’ health is rising. As the graph below shows, it appears that there are some worrying trends developing.

What can we do to reverse these trends? These Health Tips will give you some simple ways which you can live a healthier and happier life:

Stay Hydrated

Drinking water has an incredible amount of benefits – amongst many other things it assists with losing weight, gives us energy, keeps skin shining, strengthens bones and keeps your heart healthy. It’s recommended that we drink 8 glasses each day, so try your best to meet this amount.

Kick the Habit!

Smoking causes a never-ending list of problems for you and the people around you – if you need some help with this then visit the NHS Go Smokefree Website.

Remember 5-A-Day

This is probably the most well known health advice around at the moment, and don’t underestimate it’s importance. 5 portions of fruit or vegetables might seem like a lot, but when you consider that just two glasses of orange juice counts for 2 of the 5, you’re almost halfway there!

Keep Active

There are many simple activities that can help you stay active such as –
• Walking the Dog
• Hoovering
• Gardening

If you’re feeling adventurous you could take up something more active like swimming or jogging once a week.

Get a Good Nights Sleep

If you feel tired at work, or if you find it hard getting up in the morning then the chances are you could be suffering from lack of sleep. Try to establish a regular sleeping pattern and remember that the average person needs between 7 and 8 hours sleep – but everyone is different, so find out what works for you.