Top 25 tips for healthy living (even quarantined)

Being quarantined shouldn't be an excuse to abandon the healthy lifestyle path. Although we spend more time at home than ever, we can continue doing sports and eating healthy. Recently, the government allowed outings to exercise and take walks for those over 14 years old, which has made runners and walkers return to the streets and squares of the cities.

But if you want to know more specifically what are the habits that favor the proper functioning of the body, better read on. Here comes a most complete guide with the 25 best attitudes that help keep chronic and infectious diseases at bay, in addition to ensuring that your physical shape improves over time and if you accompany it with physical exercise. We have compiled this quarter of a hundred from an article in the magazine 'Best Life' so that you no longer have any more excuses and you will immediately start the transition towards a healthy life.

Keep a positive attitude

The most important. If you don't have a good mental or emotional state, it is very possible that this will also be reversed in the physical, so from here we encourage you to dance and have fun with yours as much as possible, or conversely, enjoy solitude reading a good book or watching a series. A study from the journal 'Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health' found that people generally tend to better manage anxiety if they remain positive.

Eat lots of nuts

Not only are they delicious, but they also contain very beneficial health chemicals like omega-3 fatty acids, which are powerful antioxidants and also come in handy for improving blood pressure.

Drink orange juice

Obviously is one of the great sources of vitamin C, which will revert to an important boost to your immune system and thus avoid possible unwanted infections. Essential in every good breakfast worth its salt.

Don't skip breakfast

And speaking of what is the first meal of the day, it is essential not to skip breakfast because it provides the body with the energy support necessary to function the rest of the day. A 2019 study published in the 'Journal of the American College of Cardiology' found that athose who skipped this meal of the day had an 87% higher risk of heart attacks that people who stayed true to their coffee, toast, and piece of fruit as soon as they got up.

Eating less sugar

Not only because it increases the chances of obesity, but also because prevents serious heart conditions and diseases like diabetes. If you are interested in the world of glucose, you cannot miss this article about the great conspiracy that surrounds sugar.

Not drink so many soft drinks

Carbonated drinks are not recommended in a healthy diet. Not only because of the abundant amount of sugar they have, but also because are a source of empty calories, which can end up weakening your bones and thus contribute to diseases such as osteoporosis, according to a study published in the journal 'Missouri Medicine'.

Sleep with the phone away

'Iron your ear' with the phone by the bed not only works against your sleep cycle, but also against your mood and levels of happiness. In a study published in 'Computeris in Human Behavior', participants who did not leave their phone by the bedside improved their levels of well-being and were less stressed than those who did not.

Sleep naked

According to an article published in 'Medical News Today', Going to bed without any clothes can affect your sleep quality. This is because the production of melatonin in your body increases, which makes you drop more easily and decrease your body temperature. Also staying cool at night lowers your level of cortisol, the stress hormone.

Drinking cherry juice

Why cherry specifically? A 2012 study published in the 'European Journal of Nutrition' found that cherry is a great source of melatonin, the same hormone that we talked about above and that provides your body to rest more easily.

To be more sociable

The human being finds happiness in other people who are related. Friendship is undoubtedly one of the keys by which a person remains healthy and happy. Little more to add: enjoy your time with your loved ones, be they family or friends, and we guarantee that you will live much longer and in better conditions.

Do yoga

This type of exercise has infinite benefits, and it is also one of the easiest to do when practicing at home, with fully available class videos and apps. A few sessions a week have a very positive impact on the mental and physical benefits, including an improvement in metabolism and breathing.

Read more books

Reading is another of the great health indicators that exist. Not only because it improves our cognitive ability, but also because it makes us happier.

Not watching so much television

Spending too much time in front of the "dumb box", as it was formerly called, provides much worse health, in addition to condemning us to a sedentary life from which it is very difficult to escape as you relax. According to a study in the 'British Journal of Sports Medicine', for every hour you spend in front of the television after 25 years, cut your life expectancy by approximately 22 minutes.

Handwashing

A ritual of personal hygiene that we have learned by force in recent months. According to the health authorities, it is advisable to spend around 20 seconds with your hands in the tap to prevent any risk of contagion. Obviously, not only from coronaviruses, but also from flu and colds.

To adopt a dog

Nothing like a canine companion to improve our mood. In addition, the fact of having to take him out for a walk every day we can take advantage of it to be less sedentary and enjoy life as much as he does.

Always brush your teeth

That you will not forget. After each meal, you have to go through the sink to brush your teeth in order to prevent cavities, breaks or tooth infections. There is a study published in 'Science Advances' that warns that bacteria can also lodge in teeth that can eventually migrate to the brain and cause Alzheimer's.

Laugh more often

Not only for fun, but also for health. A study published in 2016 in the journal 'Psychosomatic Medicine' found that women with a great sense of humor had 73% less likely to die of heart disease. ANDUltimately, laugh more and you will live longer and in better conditions.

Drink more water

It not only purifies the body, It also keeps us hydrated and keeps diseases away. In addition, this advice is included in certain diets to lose weight, due to its satiating power, so if you are thinking of getting in shape and losing a few pounds, it will be your great ally. It goes without saying that it works as a substitute for carbonated drinks or soft drinks, so harmful to the body.

Sit well and straight

It is essential for avoid suffering annoying back pain and maintain healthy bones and strong in the stages of aging. In quarantine times, this advice is even more necessary as we spend more time sitting than usual.

Drink coffee

Although it also has many detractors, especially for different conditions, a good cup of morning coffee is rich in antioxidants and keeps the risk of future diabetes low, as well as liver damage and various cancers or depression, according to a 2018 study published in the journal 'Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases' .

Dance

One of the best activities to do as a couple or with friends. Jump on the dance floor often helps us stay active And not only that, it is a great way to communicate with those people we love. Further, will greatly strengthen our mood.

Stairs better than elevator

Unless you live in one of those big New York skyscrapers, opt for the stairs instead of the elevator It can increase your quality and life expectancy. In addition, it prevents obesity and blood pressure, lowering the risk by 15%, according to a study in the 'European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation.

Drink more milk

According to the magazine 'Calcified Tissue International'Taking 1 liter of calcium a day in milk can prevent diseases such as osteoporosis. Although in exaggerated amounts it can be bad and there are many people who suffer from indigestion, milk is undoubtedly one of those foods that we drink as soon as we are born and accompany us in the rest of our lives.

Cook more at home

A practice that we have been forced to do more in the quarantine period. Preparing your own meals helps you live healthier, especially since tú You choose the amount of salt you add or the fats you consume in each dish. In addition, cooking is still a very entertaining activity to do with family or friends. Surprise yours with delicious homemade and healthy dishes. Without a doubt, one of the biggest indications for a healthy life.