The Best Handful of Tips 33 –
If you don’t look after your body no one else will.
Watch your diet and exercise regularly.
Having worked in 16 countries and still active at 90 I am now in a position to share some tips.
The five best tips to stay healthy
Maintain a balanced diet – eat sensible meals
Plan nutritious and regular meals.
Your diet should include plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and complex carbohydrates. Reduce the intake of fats, sugar and salt. Eat moderately. Don’t get carried away with unusual diets.
Reduce your intake of coffee and alcoholic drinks. Try alternatives like drinking safe boiled water, green tea or healthy low-sugar juices.
Drink plenty of water. Watch out for ice in countries that have dubious water supplies.
Keep a regular check on your weight.
Don’t spend the day sitting in front of a computer. Move about as much as possible. Don’t do all your communications on-line. Get up and visit people.
You don’t have to go to a gym to maintain fitness. Try walking up stairs instead of using a lift. Get off the bus one section away from your destination and enjoy a brisk walk.
Play sports, go tramping and enjoy walking and exploring.
Keep your mind active. Make time for reading, visiting and travelling. Keep learning new skills and making new friends.
Get enough sleep
Most adults need 7-8 hours’ sleep a night.
You need to be physically tired to get enough sleep so keep active.
No pill popping, smoking or illegal drugs
Smoking and drug-taking are harmful to the body. If you have a problem seek professional help. Keep from taking pills if you can.
Have regular medical checks
Maintain good dental and eye care. Have regular medical checks.
Enjoy life, have fun and keep smiling!
“It it is to be, it’s up to me!”
SOURCE: “Secrets for Success” Moss Associates Ltd, New Zealand and Cengage Learning Asia. Also available as an e-book from Amazon.com.