Health and Fitness

Health Tips

  • Try a wide variety of foods, not always the same thing, shop well- have
    healthy enjoyable food options on hand.
  • Drink lots of water, it curbs the appetite as well as flushes out the system.
  • Good eating habits begin with you, be a role model for your children
  • Eat small meals slowly and often, don't eat until you are full. Give your body a chance to satiate.
  • Identify unhealthy eating triggers and look for alternatives. Choose low fat, steam, bake, grill and Microwave foods.
  • Never reward or punish children with food, they will relate certain foods to comfort.
  • Make sure you eat breakfast; it fuels the brain for the day.
  • Eat lighter meals during summer with lots of fruit, vegetables and liquids
  • Avoid fried foods; they slow you down and are bad for the heart.
  • Reduce unhealthy eating cues around the house. Chocolate, lolly jars,
    biscuit tins etc. these should not be too accessible.
  • Take care of yourself. Healthy eating habits, regular sleep routine and
    exercise all contribute to your well being.
  • Move around every half hour at work to prevent computer related sprain
    injuries.
  • Sit up straight making sure your back and legs are at a 90 degree angle to avoid back pain. Ensure you have enough light in your workspace ? preferably natural light. Pack a first aid kit for the car. Ensure that you and your passengers are
    wearing seat belts. These could save your lives.
  • Leave yourself plenty of time to reach your destination so you?re not
    stressed when you arrive.
  • Never leave your children in a locked, parked car during hot weather. Bear in mind that you will need more rest during hot months; Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
  • To cool down drink some iced tea - not only is it refreshing but contains antioxidants to fight cancer
  • Ensure your clothing and sunglasses have a high UV guard rating. Wear
    cotton clothes to let the skin breathe
  • During flights drink water often and chew gum, it will reduce the pain in your ears. Avoid dehydration and alcohol.
  • Try to get up and walk around regularly during the flight; it decreases your chance of blood clots
  • Carry enough of all of your medicines in your carry-on luggage. Ask your
    doctor whether you should change your dosages if your eating and sleeping times will change at your destination. Take extra medicine with you in case your return trip is delayed
  • If you have diabetes or epilepsy, carry a notification and identification card (such as the "Diabetes Alert Card" from the American Diabetes Association).Have the name and phone number of your doctor with you in case of an emergency. Remember to bring along the names and dosages of all of your medicines.
  • The air in airplanes is dry, so drink nonalcoholic, decaffeinated beverages
    and water to avoid becoming dehydrated
  • If you are travleling get plenty of sleep before you leave, don?t drink a lot of alcohol and eat well-balanced meals.
  • Exercise as much as you can on your trip, and use sleep medicines for only a few days, Get used to a new time zone by going along with the local meal and bedtime schedules.
  • Even healthy people can get blood clots in their legs after long flights. Try to walk every now and then during your flight (unless the crew tells you not to). It also helps to drink water, stretch your calf muscles while you're sitting and wear support stockings.
  • Most adult people seem to need 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. This is an
    average, and it is also subjective. You probably know how much sleep you need in an average night to feel your best
  • Sun light is beneficial for your children but during the summer months only early morning and late afternoon, and they must use hats and sun glasses to protect them.

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