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eWellness: Some healthy alterations that one can make in their lifestyle
Dr K K Aggarwal,  25 April 2020
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  • Avoid stress: Start taking short breaks at regular intervals whenever working at the office or even at home. Eat foods like brown bread for carbohydrates instead of white bread, oranges and lemons for vitamin C and spinach for magnesium. A healthy diet and sufficient sleep help release chemicals like serotonin, which helps to reduce stress.
  • Quit smoking: More often than not, people think that smoking helps in reducing stress, which is nothing more than a myth. Excessive smoking aggravates blood pressure, increases heart rate and reduces the supply of oxygen to the brain. You should immediately quit smoking for a disease-free life.
  • Avoid alcohol: Alcohol is one of the most dangerous evils prevailing in our society; it is responsible for a plethora of medical ailments. Alcohol can worsen heart problems and cause cirrhosis of the liver. It triggers obesity and depression.
  • Reduce intake of high trans fat, sugar and sodium-laden food: The majority of lifestyle diseases stem from our irregular and unhealthy eating habits. People who indulge in overeating and consume primarily junk food can develop long-term chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart issues due to increased cholesterol and obesity. A balanced diet is the key; consume healthy meals, which have the required nutritional content your body needs to function efficiently. Consuming small but frequent meals, which contain a sufficient quantity of fruits and vegetables, is key.
  • Exercise daily: Include a 5-minute brisk walk and a 10-minute stretching in your things to do list whenever you get time. Regularly exercising also helps keep a check on hypertension and obesity.
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