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Avoiding Excess Pressure On Your Heart – The Star Online

The heart plays a crucial role in the cardiovascular system by acting as a pump to circulate oxygenated blood throughout the body.

Dr Koh Kok Wei is a consultant cardiologist at Subang Jaya Medical Centre. Photo: Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd

Dr Koh Kok Wei, consultant cardiologist at Subang Jaya Medical Centre, says, Whenever the heart beats, it creates pressure that pushes blood through the arteries. This arterial blood pressure (BP) has two readings systolic pressure that occurs when the blood is pumped out from the heart, and diastolic pressure when the heart muscle relaxes and the arteries recoil. Normal BP is recorded as less than 120mmHg systolic and 80mmHg diastolic respectively.

However, when blood pressure is consistently higher than normal, it becomes a condition called hypertension, which can cause damage to the heart and blood vessels of susceptible organs. Dr Koh refers to the American College Of Cardiology and American Heart Association, which defines hypertension as persistent measurements high systolic BP of 130mmHg and above and diastolic BP of 80mmHg and above.

Precursor To Serious Problems

When hypertension occurs, the excess force stretches the delicate structure inside arterial walls, resulting in two forms of injuries: atherosclerosis, the abnormal thickening of the arterial walls due to accumulation of lipids and calcium, and aneurysm, an abnormal localised bulging of the weakened arterial walls.

Dr Koh explains these damaged blood vessels can cause dangerous health conditions should it occur in certain organs. These include heart attack (heart), stroke (brain), gangrene (usually affecting the legs), renal failure (kidney) and retinopathy (eyes).

In more serious cases, an aneurysm can cause the weakened arterial wall to rupture, leading to bleeding in the brain. If the heart is pumping against elevated pressure over a long period of time, the high workload will cause the heart to become weak, potentially leading to heart failure.

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A high-sodium diet, sedentary lifestyle and obesity can lead to hypertension. Therefore, a healthy lifestyle while avoiding these risk factors can help prevent hypertension. Photo: Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd

A 2019 journal article, "Factors Associated With The Severity Of Hypertension Among Malaysian Adults", found the prevalence of adults at risk of elevated blood pressure to be almost 70%. Dr Koh views the main contributing factors to be a high-sodium diet, sedentary lifestyle and obesity. The chances of having hypertension also increases as people grow older.

He says, Malaysian cuisine is known to contain high amounts of sodium and calories. The easy accessibility to these foods leads to the surge in obesity it is common knowledge that both obesity and a high-sodium diet lead to hypertension.

Sedentary lifestyles are also becoming more widespread among Malaysians. Dr Koh refers to data from the National Health And Morbidity Survey 2017, which revealed that less than 50% of Malaysian adolescents are physically active.

In addition, owing to better socioeconomic and healthcare status, the number of Malaysians above 65 years old has been steadily increasing over the years, leading to an increased probability of hypertension cases and chronic diseases that may contribute to high blood pressure.

Other risk factors for hypertension include excessive alcohol and tobacco use, and family history of hypertension.

Early Awareness Makes For Better Outcomes

Because hypertension is often asymptomatic, Dr Koh asserts the importance of early diagnosis and managing the disease as soon as possible. He notes hypertension can sometimes be present earlier in life with no obvious risk factors identified. Hence, the general public should get their blood pressure checked as early as possible regardless of age.

Fortunately, local clinics, pharmacies and hospitals can perform general health screenings and tests including BP checks, making it easier and more convenient for the public to manage their health. Digital BP monitors are also more user-friendly and widely available in clinics and pharmacies. Hence, Dr Koh encourages those who are at risk of hypertension to buy digital BP devices to monitor their BP at home and continue to go for regular health screenings for medical advice.

Responsibility Over Your Own Heart

While doctors and medical staff continue to raise awareness on the dangers of hypertension, it is still the patients responsibility to ensure their own health. Dr Koh recommends early screening and regular health check-ups for those who are at risk of developing hypertension. He reminds the public that prevention is better than cure, and thus everyone should try to avoid risk factors and lead healthy lifestyles.

For those who are already living with hypertension, he advises, Please adhere to your blood pressure medications along with lifestyle modifications as per your doctors advice. You also need to follow-up with your doctor long-term to adjust your medications and, more importantly, for early management should any additional complications arise.

For more information, call (03) 5639-1212.

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Dabur Immune India: A reminder of the healthy way of life – Republic World – Republic World

Dabur Immune India is an initiative by Dabur Ashwagandha in association with Republic to highlight the importance of immunity in maintaining a good health. The campaign will also focus on the benefits of Ayurveda. This is an initiative to analyze the cognizance in the Indian population about the centuries-old medical system Ayurveda and its preaching about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The COVID-19 outbreak across the world has pushed the global population to reconsider all the necessary steps that are taken to ensure a healthy life. More importantly, mankind is finally realizing the importance of enhancing the bodys natural defense system immunity.

Mankind is suffering from a great loss as tens of millions are affected and an alarming amount of people have lost their lives. As scientists and researchers try to come up with a cure or vaccine, human beings are left to figure out a way to stay healthy amidst the pandemic with changes in their lifestyle. In such times, maintaining a healthy immune system becomes a chore of paramount importance.

Immune India will not only help by opening a dialogue about maintaining your immune system, it also finds solutions in the medical science originated in India. Ayurveda the science of life or age, is one of the oldest disciplines of healing sciences. Ayurveda heavily depends on the medicines and cures that are found within nature.

With this initiative, Dabur Ashwagandha asks the citizens to act responsibly and take all the necessary preventive measures so as to ensure a healthy future. To know more about the initiative, tune into a town hall discussion, this Saturday at 7 PM, only on Republic TV.

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Panic Attack vs Anxiety Attack: Know the difference between the two health conditions – PINKVILLA

Feelings of fear and unease can be agonising. Knowing the difference between a panic attack and anxiety attack can help get you a proper diagnosis and recovery.

The two terms, Panic attack and anxiety attack are often used interchangeably but they are different terms. Both attacks have different intensities and durations. But there are some key characteristics that separate the two health conditions. In general, panic attacks are considered more intense than anxiety attacks. Panic attacks often occur without an obvious cause, whereas anxiety attacks are caused by external stressors or some kind of trigger.

Panic attacks is a sudden fear or discomfort accompanied by other physical and mental symptoms like racing heartbeat, nausea, or shortness of breath. Anxiety attacks, on the other hand, often comes in reaction to a stressor. Some common symptoms of anxiety include distress, fear and worry. The symptoms are also similar which is why misdiagnosis is not uncommon. However, understanding the differences between the two health conditions might help speed up the recovery.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of a panic attack may include a racing heartbeat, chest pain, giddiness, hot flashes, nausea, shaking, numbness, shortness of breath, stomach ache, sweating, loss of control, a sudden fear of death and depersonalization.

Anxiety attack symptoms include being startled, pain in the chest, dry mouth, dizziness, lethargy, fear irritability, inability to focus, pain in muscles, restlessness, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate, disturbed sleep patterns, worry, distress, shortness of breath or feeling of being smothered.

The symptoms of the two conditions are quite similar, so here are some things to help you differentiate:

1) Panic attacks occur out of the blue, but anxiety is a response to a stressor or threat.

2) The symptoms of a panic attack are intense, whereas the signs of an anxiety attack can vary from mild to moderate.

3) Panic attack appears suddenly and is intense in nature. They might diminish after a few minutes. Anxiety attack, on the contrary, becomes gradually intense over minutes or hours and can prevail for a long time.

Common causes

Panic and anxiety attacks are often triggered by similar things, including:

Driving

Social problems

Some sort of phobia

Chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, asthma, etc.

Chronic pain

Consumption of too much caffeine

Certain medication

Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism

Trauma

Treatment

Apart from over-the-counter medicines and consulting a therapist you can incorporate some healthy lifestyle habits to alleviate the symptoms of both anxiety and panic attack.

1) Try to remain positive and let go of the negative things that might trigger these conditions.

2) Discover what is it that is triggering these attacks, try t manage the stressors if you can.

3) Drinking too much alcohol or caffeine intake can trigger the attacks. Limiting the intake might help.

4) Eating a healthy and balanced diet can make a lot of difference.

5) Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep to alleviate the symptoms.

6) Exercise every day to keep your physical and mental health in check.

7) Indulge in some activities to keep your mind calm and keep these attacks at bay.

8) Practice meditation or yoga or deep breathing.

9) Talk to someone you trust and build a support system that can help you overcome the problem.

Takeaway

Panic attacks and anxiety attacks might seem like the same condition but they are not. The symptoms and causes of both conditions are similar, which might make it difficult for you to differentiate between the two conditions. The main difference is that panic attacks are not triggered by a stressor or threat, but anxiety attacks are caused by some sort of trigger.

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5 things to include in your daily routine for youthful skin – The Indian Express

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2020 10:46:10 pm Good and healthy skin is a combination of a good diet, good health, adequate sleep, and a healthy lifestyle. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock Images)

Healthy skin is a combination of a proper diet, good health, adequate sleep and a balanced lifestyle. Yes, there are thousands of products that guarantee youthful skin but as they say you are what you eat. A healthy lifestyle can never be replaced with a lotion or makeup and to attain that radiant glow, you have to have stick to a sustainable routine.

The ageing of skin happens due to two reasons, clinical and biological, which is a slow distinct process. Clinical ageing equally affects the skin as it does other internal organs. The second is extrinsic skin ageing, which we view as aged skin and is the result of external factors and environmental influence, mainly chronic sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) irradiation but also smoking, pollution, sleep deprivation and poor nutrition, explained a study Discovering the link between nutrition and skin ageing published in Dermatoendocrinol, National Center for Biotechnology Information.

Here are some habits that can take you a long way:

* A diet rich in vitamin C is strongly advisable. You can get your dose of vitamin C from oranges, amla, broccoli, cantaloupe, cauliflower, kale, kiwi, red, green or yellow pepper, sweet potato, strawberries and tomatoes.

* Additionally, incorporating food rich in vitamin A like, carrots, mango, papaya, dry fruits like dates, walnuts, green leafy vegetables such as spinach, fenugreek are recommended.

* Drinking adequate amounts of water is the secret to healthy skin. It plays an important role in flushing out toxins from your body and helps in keeping the body hydrated.

* Apart from that, getting adequate sleep is essential for good skin health. When a person is sleep-deprived, the body produces more of the stress hormone called cortisol. Thus, elevated levels of cortisol can lead to increased stress and inflammation in the body, affecting the skins quality.

* Lastly, one should exercise on a regular basis. Exercising increases the blood flow, which helps in nourishing skin cells and keeping them vital. The blood then carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body, including the skin. In addition to that, blood flow also helps in eliminating waste products from the working cells.

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Editorial: Its time to remember mens health – The Hutchinson News

Did you know June is Mens Health Month? If you didnt know, now you do.

According to the Mens Health Network, the purpose of the month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. It grew from 1994 legislation introduced by none other than Kansas Sen. Bob Dole originally calling for the creation of a National Mens Health Week.

According to the network, this month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media and other individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

We love this idea and certainly appreciate how it adds to the legacy of one of Kansas most famous sons, Sen. Dole.

Keeping all of this in mind, lets talk about mens health for a moment.

According to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, men on average die five years younger than women, and die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 causes of death. Men are also less likely than women to be insured. The office also points out that many of the factors that contribute to these shorter lives are preventable.

To the ladies reading this, encourage the men in your lives to take notes and follow up on our suggestions. Most of these are common-sense things and easy enough to follow.

Guys, when was the last time you got a check-up? If its been more than a year, we suggest you find a way to see a doctor. Establishing baselines of your overall health will help you and your doctor track your health and your progress. It can also lead to early detection of diseases like cancer, which can make it more treatable.

Are you staying active? It should come as no surprise that there are many health benefits to physical activity. Most health care professionals recommend at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily. If youre not already doing so, find a way to get up and get moving. Perhaps start taking a walk or sitting less during the day. These are easy ways to bump up your activity levels.

Are you eating right? Diet, like exercise, is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If youre looking to make a modification to your diet, the CDC has some great tips.

How is your mental health? Are you practicing self-care? This is a really stressful time with protests, political rancor and a worldwide pandemic. Take time to relax, and if you need extra help, talk to a professional.

Finally, wear blue on Friday, June 19, to support and promote mens health. The Mens Health Network also encourages using the hashtag #ShowUsYourBlue on your social media channels to help promote mens health.

Stay healthy!

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The importance of dietary and lifestyle modifications in the management of high blood pressure – maltawinds.com

By Dr. Georgiana Farrugia Bonnici (Diagnostic Radiographer & Medical Doctor) & Dr. Antonella Grima (Public Health Specialist & State Registered Nutritionist)

1) Which readings constitute high blood pressure and what causes it?

High blood pressure is defined as a repeatedly elevated blood pressure in the arteries exceeding 140/90 mmHg.The systolic reading correlates to the maximum pressure sustained when the heart contracts, whilst the diastolic reading reflects the minimum pressure when the heart relaxes in between successive beats.

In almost all contemporary societies, blood pressure rises with aging and the risk of becoming hypertensive in later life is considerable. High blood pressure can either be classified as primary, whereby no specific underlying medical cause is found in around 90-95% of cases or as secondary, in the remaining 5-10% of the cases, where it is caused by other pre-existing conditions that affect the kidneys, arteries, heart or the endocrine system.

2) How is this condition diagnosed and what are its implications on our health, if left untreated?

High blood pressure is rarely accompanied by any symptoms, hence the reason behind the term silent killer. Its identification is usually through seeking healthcare advice for an unrelated problem. Having said that, certain people with an elevated blood pressure may still report headaches, lightheadedness, tinnitus, or altered vision as their chief presenting complaints.

In addition, long-standing, uncontrolled high blood pressure has serious health implications as it is a major risk factor for cardiovascular events. Such condition puts a significant amount of strain on the heart, possibly leading to the abnormal thickening of the myocardium and coronary artery disease. This condition is also a major risk factor for stroke, aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, abnormal blood vessel changes in the retina as well as chronic kidney disease. Moreover, high blood pressure may also occur in expecting mothers during pregnancy. Such a sign may be the first to indicate the development of pre-eclampsia.

3) How can one opt to control high blood pressure, or prevent its development?

There is no substitute for the regular monitoring of blood pressure, as well as incorporating a healthy lifestyle as part of our daily routine to prevent the formation of such a condition.

Dietary and lifestyle changes can improve blood pressure control and decrease the risk of health complications. Life style factors that influence blood pressure include aerobic physical activity, weight loss, reduced dietary salt intake, increased consumption of fruits, vegetables and low fat products as well as reduced alcohol and nicotine intake. Anti-hypertensive drug treatments may still be necessary in those individuals for whom such changes are not effective enough.

4) Below you can find a simple, healthy recipe that is ideal for lunch-time for those who wish to keep their blood pressure under control, along with all the nutritional benefits of each of the listed ingredients:-

Recipe: Wholegrain Pasta salad

This delicious dish requires minimal cooking and preparation time. It can be served either hot or cold. Cook the pasta for around 10 minutes (using no salt) and in the meantime prepare the raw ingredients. Mix everything together and this pasta salad is ready to serve!

Ingredients:

Wholegrain penne, cherry tomatoes, cooked chickpeas, walnuts, mixed vegetable salad, chia seeds, a few berries, oregano, basil, and extra virgin olive oil.

Grains:

Whole grains, such as wholegrain pasta, are a good source of carbohydrates, fibre and B vitamins. The incorporation of whole grains in your diet can help in avoiding sugar cravings and frequent snacking, thus optimize weight control. As a rule of thumb, a portion of grains for a main meal should be around 60g for women and 85g for men. The rest of the plate can be filled with plenty of nutritious vegetables to help in reaching satiation and keep the amount of calories in the meal on the lower end.

Tomatoes:

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and lycopene. One of the properties of lycopene is that it helps lower blood pressure, making tomatoes excellent for keeping blood pressure under control. For tomato sauces, it is best to go for fresh tomatoes and cook the sauce from scratch. Alternatively, look for low salt canned tomatoes in order to reduce the amount of salt in the meal.

Legumes:

Legumes such as chickpeas are an essential part of the Mediterranean diet. They are linked to longevity and good bowel health. Legumes are a rich source of fibre, help control weight, while also improving blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Legumes are considered to be an excellent plant-based sources of protein, which serve as an alternative to meat. It is important to cook legumes from scratch using no salt or rinse canned legumes thoroughly under running water to reduce the salt content if you suffer from high blood pressure.

Nuts and seeds:

Apart from protein and fibre, nuts and seeds are also rich in anti-inflammatory omega 3 oils. Thus, they promote general well-being, lower bad cholesterol levels, and aid in the prevention of diseases related to the circulatory system, by reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. When choosing nuts, always go for unsalted options. You may oven roast them in order to enhance their flavours and add crunch.

Green leafy vegetables:

These are very low in calories and help in filling your plate, and in keeping you feeling fuller for longer. Leafy greens provide fibre, iron, calcium and folic acid. In fact they are the primary source of folic acid which helps prevent heart disease, boosts the regeneration of the nervous system, and prevents any faetal related-conditions during pregnancy, among other diseases. Leafy greens are also rich in potassium, which helps the kidneys eliminate extra sodium and keep blood pressure under control.

Herbs:

The use of herbs gives our food a delicious taste, while also reducing the need for using salt and sauces. All herbs impart health benefits and are rich in phytonutrients that reduce inflammation and combat diseases. Ingredients such as basil, garlic and cinnamon may also play a role in controlling blood pressure. As always, moderation is key.

Extra virgin olive oil:

Extra virgin olive oil is a source of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid, and is one of the components of the Mediterranean diet. When consumed in moderation, it helps prevent heart and inflammatory diseases and contributes towards good health and longevity.

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Beating Type 2 diabetes is focus of new book by expert who advised Premier League football clubs – Leicestershire Live

People living with Type 2 diabetes can learn some top tips for beating the disease - thanks to a new book.

Emeritus professor Michael Gleeson, from Burbage, has written Beating Type 2 Diabetes to show people how to reduce the impact of the condition and how to get rid of it.

The book explains the signs and symptoms of the illness and how it is diagnosed, and how it can be treated and managed.

It also helps people to understand the causes and serious health consequences of Type 2 diabetes, while giving advice on how to reduce the risk of complications.

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The author wrote it as a guidebook to answer all the questions on the disease that a sufferer or loved one may have.

Professor Gleeson said: My aim is to educate the reader about the basic underpinning science and give clear recommendations and advice about how they can cope with their condition.

I also want to empower and motivate people with Type 2 diabetes to modify their current lifestyle for the better and explain how they can get rid of it for good, improve their quality of life and actually live longer.

The book provides guidance on how to lose weight by adopting a personalised weight loss plan including several diets along with a routine of exercise.

An estimated 10 per cent of the UK population has Type 2 diabetes, which could be as many as five million people.

Many millions more are in early stage pre-diabetes or at high risk of developing it within five years.

Professor Gleeson has written numerous academic books and papers, with his first book for the general public, Eat, Move, Sleep, Repeat, published earlier this year.

Later this year he will be publishing The Pick n Mix Diet.

All three books complement each other in providing expert, fact-based advice on how to build and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Michael Gleeson is emeritus professor of Exercise Biochemistry in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, at Loughborough University.

He is a world authority on exercise biochemistry, immunology, and nutrition, and has published more than 250 scientific papers and 30 book chapters.

He has advised on nutritional strategies and minimising risks of infection to the English Institute of Sport and to several English premier league football clubs, including Leicester City.

The academic has also been a member of several International Olympic Committee expert groups and contributed to scientific consensus papers.

He retired in 2016 at the age of 60 and has turned his attention to how ordinary people can achieve optimal health and live healthier for longer. He lives with his wife, Laura.

Beating Type 2 Diabetes, published by Meyer and Meyer Sport, is available through online retailers and, post-lockdown, through high street bookstores.

More information about Professor Gleesons books is available on the publishers website.

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Jennifer Aniston spills her biggest beauty secrets for glowing and healthy skin – The News International

Jennifer Aniston is the one face in Hollywood loved far and wide for her unmatched wit, grace, style as well as brilliance on screen.

Over the years, the Friends actor has been recognised as a beauty icon for being fit as a fiddle with age-defying beauty even at age 51.

Some reports have now dug deep into what goes behind the actors beauty regime and how she manages to look as young and appealing as the first time she appeared on screens.

The Murder Mystery star lays special emphasis on SPF, relying deeply on sunscreens to keep herself protected. She also tries to keep herself away from the sunlight, using at least two SPF products to ensure absolute protection.

"I've been taking a break from the sun for the last couple of years and that might be a permanent one," she had told Forbes during an earlier interview.

Jen also has a weekly spa ritual set for herself where she dives deep into her skincare routine through scrubs, masks and hydrating facial moisturizers. "I leave it on overnight and when I wake up I have that dewy, glowing, twinkling skin, she was quoted as saying.

Apart from products, the actor also tries to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well as diet to keep her body and skin at its best.

She starts her day with a Vitamin C-filled breakfast, in the form of heavy shakes. Talking to Shape Magazine, she listed the ingredients that help her bring about the glow from within: "Spinach, protein powder, maca powder, berries and Vitamin C powder.

Moreover, keeping herself hydrated and well-rested is another thing that Jen stresses. She told Forbes that sleep and water are the two magic ingredients that she credits for her glowing skin and natural beauty.

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5 Healthy Lifestyle Changes That Will Improve Your Overall Fitness – FeastMagazine

There are a number of measures of fitness and to each individual, the word can mean something different. This can make a guide to improving fitness tricky, but that is not what this article is about. A healthy lifestyle is important for many reasons, but adopting new, healthy habits can be hard work and time-consuming. However, if you are looking to improve any area of fitness, then today, we will be taking a look at 5 healthy lifestyle changes that will boost your overall fitness.

Eating a balanced diet will help you to maintain a healthy weight, which can improve your fitness. In some cases, being underweight is just as dangerous as being overweight. Of course, there are extreme cases in both areas, but they should be treated in the same way. Whether you are looking to lose or gain weight, you should make healthy choices in order to do so. When you eat well, your body wont be too heavy and it will have efficient levels of energy.

As mentioned previously, having the right amount of energy is essential for fitness. This energy can be gathered through food and sleep. If you dont sleep well, then you will struggle to get yourself anywhere or function properly. You need to have 7-8 hours of sleep each night. If you sleep under 7 or over 8 hours, it can have negative effects on your health. Quality is just as important as quantity, so make sure you do what you can to improve your sleep quality too.

Smoking damages our health in many ways. When you smoke cigarettes, a thick layer of tar develops in your lungs, which increases breathlessness and coughing. If you quit smoking, your fitness will improve as the tar disappears. If you are struggling to quit smoking, then you should try a vape kit from Vapeology and start vaping instead. This is a healthier alternative to smoking and they have plenty of options for you to browse, including Smok tech.

If you want to improve your fitness, then you need to make sure that you engage in physical activity to help improve it. If you choose to engage in workouts, then you should adapt them to your body. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a highly effective option. Dont make things too hard or too fast for yourself. Make sure variety is included. You should not be afraid to work on things that you do not do well in, as this can slow down your fitness progress.

Setting yourself realistic goals can improve the chances of your adopting these new, healthy lifestyle changes for good. If a goal is unrealistic, then you will be setting yourself up for failure, which will result in disappointment and reduced levels of motivation. Motivation is key when it comes to adopting good habits for your fitness. You should be patient with yourself, adopt these new habits slowly, and track your progress.

It can be tough to change your lifestyle for the better, but it can be done. Once you start seeing an improvement in your fitness levels, the hard work will be worth it.

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50 Easy Ways to Be a Healthier Person – 24/7 Wall St.

With much of the United States under lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been a challenge for Americans to maintain healthy habits. Many parks and public gathering places were closed and gyms shuttered.

As the country is beginning to ease social distancing measures, with people returning to work, and businesses slowly reopening, 24/7 Tempo has been taking a look at 50 easy ways to be a healthier person. We reviewed materials from various health care publications and sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Click here to see 50 easy ways to be a healthier person.

Though stay-at-home orders have expired, most people are still unsure about going back to the office. Many have used the lockdown as an opportunity to exercise when and where they could, develop cooking skills, find outlets to relieve stress, and live a more healthy lifestyle.

In addition to self-help efforts, people have used the time at home to catch up on matters around the house that had been neglected that can also help improve a familys health, such as changing bed sheets more often and, replacing toothbrushes more frequently, and making sure the temperature of the bedroom is conducive for a good nights sleep. This is what you should do for a better nights sleep.

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