Supplement? Special medicine? Multivitamin Special? Fish oil? NO!
When you hear the word health, it immediately pops up in people’s minds, wow, what is this new supplement? What new medicine? This mindset is wrong. Health is sometimes associated with supplements, with drugs or with certain multivitamins. Of course supplements and multivitamins can help you to meet your nutritional and vitamin needs, but remember that supplements are just “additions”. Here are 7 key health keys that many people ignore.
1. Exercise / Stay Active
In this modern era, sometimes we do not have to move for work and other activities. Almost all work is done in front of a laptop / computer. This causes increased inactivity / sedentary activity. Moving and Exercising are the best things you can do for your body. Exercise not only can make your body good and bring your weight down, but can improve the state of your bones, muscles, and even your heart. In addition, exercise can also increase the work power of the brain, your productivity and concentration in work and activity.
Tip: when you want to start a workout activity, choose an activity that you enjoy doing and you can do for a long period of time. Because, for sports to bring you results, you have to make sports a part of your life.
2. Nutritious food
When you are active, you need energy so that your organs and muscles can function properly. This energy is obtained from the food you eat. The more nutritious your food is, the more efficient your organs and muscles in your body work. Without nutritious food, your body’s capacity and power will decrease.
The following are dietary and dietary guidelines recommended by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
-In this diagram there are 5 good food groups for you to eat every day. These food group consists of
1. Food made from wheat which builds up a lot of fiber
2. Nuts and vegetables
4. Fish, Chicken, and meats with a small fat content
5. Milk, yogurt, cheese, and dairy ingredients
-Use a little oil, butter and margarine for cooking
Fast food, soft drinks should only be consumed in small amounts and not every day.
Sunlight is very beneficial for your body to work optimally, especially providing nutrients to your bones, blood cells and immunity cells. In addition, sunlight is an agent so that your body can produce Vitamin D, which is very beneficial for your cardiovascular system, brain and bones.
Make sure you get sunlight every day for about 15-30 minutes.
4. Breathe Clean Air
The quality of the air you breathe certainly affects the health and fitness of your body. When the air you breathe is polluted, if affects your body negatively.
5. Enough sleep / rest
Sleep and rest are times when your body collects the energy you need to go through the day. When you don’t sleep enough or your sleep is disturbed, your capacity to perform activities will be reduced. In addition, adequate sleep is the most effective medicine to cure diseases, because sleep is a time when your immune cells are working to their fullest to help speed-up the healing process.
Our advice is, get enough sleep without being disturbed at least as much as 6-8 hours every night.
6. Don’t Stress / Be Happy
Stress is one important factor that can affect both your physical and mental health. When you are stressed, your body will produce a “stress hormone” called cortisol, which when reaching critical levels can interfere with your body’s function and health.
Excessive stress has been proven to make the pain worse, increase the risk of contracting diseases, and can slow healing of injuries.
Conversely, feeling happy and a positive mindset can accelerate healing of injuries, improve body health, and can reduce the risk of illness and injury. Therefore, we advise you to have a positive mindset and avoid beingtoo stressed in dealing with problems in your daily life routine.
7. Supportive Friends and Family
Help and support from family and friends is one of the most important factors that can benefit your health. Unfortunately, this factor is sometimes underestimated, especially in Indonesian society. What many people don’t know is that mental health is very influential on your physical health. When you are feeling down, maybe even experiencing depression or panic attacks, this can make your body more vulnerable to diseases. Therefore, always maintain good connections and relationships with friends, family and your environment.