You all have probably heard it before, health is wealth, but do you believe that? Our health is far more important and valuable than money, and money cannot buy good health. That is why it is important that we take care of ourselves and secure our health bag. I’ll be giving just a few tips dealing with keeping healthy. Of course, I am no health expert, I am giving tips. I do encourage you all to get educated on your own health and how to improve your personal health and family’s health. Do research to tailor your personal needs in the areas I have listed.

Know your family’s health history

Yes, the first step is to get educated on the health history of your family. If you know what runs in your family, you can be proactive and end it with you. Do the research on how you get those sicknesses and diseases and how to prevent them. Diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure are very common.

Sleep

This is my favorite and I take my sleep serious. You may not believe this but sleep plays an important role in your physical health, mental health, and quality of life. Sleep helps our brains work properly and our bodies to repair. The average adult needs 7-8 hours of rest every night.

Nutrition

This can go back to knowing your family’s health history. If you know what runs in your family, you can tailor your eating habits to prevent what causes certain diseases. Me personally I eat many fresh fruit, frozen or fresh vegetables, little to no pork, and I watch my cholesterol and sodium intake because of what runs in my family. I live in the south and fried foods and soul food is our culture, but eat those foods in moderation. Also, drink lots of water. Get educated on your personal calorie intake for your gender, age, and weight. This will help you determine what you can and cannot eat. I also recommend meal prepping. This saves money and time.

Activity

I know many struggle with physical activity and I do as well. I always tell myself, “I’m small I don’t have to work out.” But it’s not about losing weight, it’s about maintaining and staying healthy. I recommend walking 30 minutes a day, swimming, running, biking, or etc. just get out and get active. I personally love yoga, but there needs to be something that gets you moving more. If you don’t have a place to go walking, look into outdoor tracks or most malls allow walkers in the morning.

 

Next week we will focus on securing the bag in mental health. I encourage you all this weekend and next week to change your eating habits, get enough rest, get moving, and know your family’s history. I love you all!

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