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Often times, we believe that treating our disease or conditions will only be resolved through medical intervention. We sometimes forget that everything we do in our day-to-day lives can improve your health. Adopting a healthy lifestyle will not only improve your health and conditions, but will also improve your life as a whole.

Improve your health with real whole foods

The most effective way to improving your health is by eating healthy, whole foods. This can seem difficult especially when we live very busy lives and are surrounded by fast, easy accessible foods. However, eating healthy food can also be our “medicine”. Incorporating grilled or broiled meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, as well as healthy fats, oils into our diet will provide micronutrients that keep your body in balance and prevent chronic diseases. Avoid packaged, processed foods that contain engineered additives and chemical that can impact your metabolism and increases your risk of such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Drink more water

Keep hydrating is crucial to good health. Water makes up two-thirds of the body and helps performs numerous functions, including acting as a solvent, carrier of nutrients, temperature regulator and body detoxifier. Maintaining hydration has a significant influence on our vitality and energy levels, including mental alertness.

Incorporate more movement

In today’s technological world, we have everything available at the stroke of our computer keys which leads to a more sedentary lifestyle—we never move from our seats! Movement and exercise is associated with a variety of benefits for the body and the brain, including a reduced risk of chronic diseases, anti-anxiety and mood-enhancing effects. Even doing something uncomplicated and low-impact as walking can improve our health. Aim for a total of about 30 minutes exercise every day.

Get more sleep

Sleep helps us optimize our alertness and energy for the next day repairs the damage or stresses from the day before. Lack of sleep increasing our risk of chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Sleep deprivation increases our hormones that regulate our appetite, and may cause to moodiness, depression or anxiety. For better health and disease prevention, strive to get 7-8 hours every night.