When we think about improving our health, the first thing we consider is our diet. And no doubt, what we eat can have a massive impact on our health.
But health isn’t just about nutrition. For example, smoking cigarettes combined with a green juice diet wouldn’t cancel the ill effects of long-term smoking.
It’s fair to say that human health cannot be narrowed down to one primary concept. We must take into consideration genetics, environment and lifestyle factors.
However, science does show that by sticking to a few basic health rules, we may be able to promote our health and better the condition of our bodies for the long-term.
And in today’s article, I’d like to share with you 5 Golden Health Rules Everyone Should Know that will be sure to benefit your health for the long-term.
1. Select Natural Sources Of Food
Let’s face it; most of the foods we find on our market shelves today aren’t exactly food.
They are highly processed concoctions designed by food scientists, consisting mostly of ingredients derived from corn and soy.
They also contain chemical additives with which the human body has not been acquainted. The challenge of health today, is choosing real foods and avoiding the industrial novelties.
The first Golden Rule of health is to consume as many natural foods possible within your diet. If you cannot pronounce the ingredients found in your food, the likelihood it isn’t good.
2. Move Frequently And Lift Heavy
Conventional wisdom has brainwashed us to believe that a lean, fit, and healthy body comes from either lucky genes or following a stressful exercise routine.
For this reason, most exercise enthusiasts are either exhausted or turned off to getting fit. And millions more endure with flawed approaches which leaves them discouraged and disappointment.
Thankfully, science shows at the bare minimum, you can get very healthy and fit on two hours a week of walking around, and with a few abbreviated strength workouts lasting 15-20 minutes.
That’s less than 3 hours out of 168 at our disposal each week. So skip the fatigue and exhaustion, and instead stick with the golden rule of moving frequently and lifting heavy.
3. Avoid Poisonous Things
The single most important requirement to improve your health is to reduce the poisonous things in your day-to-day life.
Common sense would tell you that smoking, alcohol, and drugs are poisonous substances that impair our health.
However, there are other forms of poisons that go unrecognised. These would include increasing amounts of Sugar, Polyunsaturated Oils (PUFASs), Trans and Partially Hydrogenated Fats.
We can also consider the everyday uses of products used on our bodies – deodorants, makeup and skin care.
Whilst not suggesting you wipe out your everyday products, we can, however, choose from product brands that contain natural additives.
4. Be More Mindful And Practice Meditation
Mediation has been studied by the scientific community, and the findings of these studies have alarmed everyone.
It turns out, meditation really works. It doesn’t just help significantly with depression and anxiety, it’s also been shown to help with anti-ageing, fighting infections, and even combating feelings of loneliness.
Spending quality time in a state of mindfulness, away from the stresses of daily life, is a Golden health rule that can be practiced by anyone.
5. Spend Quality Time Outdoors
Studies show, the closer you live to nature, the healthier you will be. Spending more time outdoors has a list of health benefits.
Being in a natural setting can help increase your quality of sleep, as natural sunlight helps set the body’s internal clock that tells us when to eat and sleep, and normalises hormonal functions that occur at specific times of the day.
Not mention, sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D, and has shown timelessly to aid human health. Resulting in the prevention of cancer, hormonal problems, obesity, and inflammation.