Ten Essentials of Health And Wellness for the Holiday Season
Article taken trivia.com
Essential #1: Breathe Deeply
Inhale a full measure of reviving air, hold, then release stress and toxins.
A healthy immune system is dependent upon deep breathing. Your lymphatic system powers the immune response in your body, and lymph fluid moves as you inhale and exhale -- by deep breathing. What a simple way to help your body stay healthy.
Essential #2: Drink Water
It's the original energy drink: pour in its power and feel alive.
Feeling tired? Drink up to help your mind and body stay in balance, clear away waste and use food efficiently. Many people drag through life in a state of dehydration, when this formula could help: half your body weight is the number of ounces of water you should drink daily.
Essential #3: Sleep Peacefully
Let a regular sleep routine rejuvenates and repairs both body and mind.
It's a fact: too little sleep can set us up for premature aging, depression and other serious health issues. Consider a research study among nurses, which found that those who got sufficient sleep were much less likely to suffer a heart attack than those who were in "sleep debt."
Healthy Eating Plan
A healthy eating plan gives your body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily calorie goal for weight loss. A healthy eating plan also will lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions.
A healthy eating plan:
- Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products
- Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
- Is low in saturated fats, trans fat, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars
Updated December 2020