Seven tips for keeping healthy as we approach World Health Day 2022

Seven simple steps to take for a healthier lifestyle to celebrate World Health Day.

By Hayley Lovely
Friday, 1st April 2022, 11:18 am
Updated Sunday, 3rd April 2022, 12:28 pm

As World Health Day approaches (April 7) it’s important we look after our bodies and mind to reduce the risk of health conditions. Here are seven easy steps you can take to ensure a healthier lifestyle.

1) Drink plenty of water

It is recommended we drink eight glasses of water a day. Drinking plenty of water not only keeps us hydrated but prevents and relieves constipation and energises our muscles.

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2) Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables

It’s important to limit the amount of sugary and fatty foods you consume to reduce the risk of conditions such as heart attacks or diabetes. We are advised to eat at least a mixture of five fruit and vegetables a day.

3) Get a good night’s sleep

Having a good night’s sleep is critical for both our mental and physical health as lack of sleep can lead to a number of health issues. Getting a good night’s sleep will leave you feeling energised for the day ahead. Adults should have eight hours of sleep per night.

4) Exercise

It goes without saying exercise is vital to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle and reduce the risk or becoming obese and other implications. Just 30 minutes of exercise a day is all it takes. Some less strenuous bit still effective exercises including walking or yoga.

5) De-stress

Life can be filled with many triggers causing stress so it’s important to reduce the amount of stress or look at ways of dealing with stress. Some de-stressing techniques include going for a run or long walk, listening to calm music or meditation.

6) Look after your mental health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health so it’s important to assess your emotional well-being on a daily basis. Talking about your feelings can help relieve any mental health issues you’re suffering from.

7) Take multivitamin supplements

Many people lack of vitamins simply because they do not eat what is necessary for them. Many micronutrients are vital to your immune system, including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, and E, as well as zinc, iron, copper, selenium, and magnesium.