20 Holistic Health Tips For A Happier Life

With regard to your health, you may be someone who wants to create a new habit or change a bad one. You may want to eliminate something harmful from your life or create something beneficial into help improve your overall fitness levels and well-being. If you are serious about making lasting changes, read the following twenty health tips to help you stay content and live a happier and holistic life:   

  1. The antioxidant reservatrol, found in red wine, may prevent a range of health problems, including strokes, heart disease, brain diseases and even some cancers.
  2. If you’re looking for a way to combat the calories, general housework chores such as mopping the floor or hovering the carpet, will burn off 233 calories an hour.
  3. Another way is not to rush it in the bathroom. Did you know that doing your hair and make-up will help you burn off an amazing 166 calories an hour?
  4. Work through your problems and talk to someone you trust like a life coach. Did you know that by working with a life coach not only can it help you reduce stress, but you can improve your sense of well being? By spending forty minutes a week with a coach you can get organized and work on your health goals. If you need help, find one from The Coaching Institute.
  5. To help maintain a steady balance in blood chemistry, choose light snacks. These will avoid peaks and dips in blood sugar and lower cholesterol. Vegetables, fruit, fibre and whole grains boost levels of HDL (high-density lipoproteins), or ‘good’ cholesterol in the bloodstream when eaten regularly.
  6. One way to fight cholesterol is to drink 2-3 litres of water a day. Water causes the fibre in food to swell and stimulates the liver to produce HDL, while lowering the rate at which the body absorbs fat.
  7. Water helps the body metabolize stored fat, and reduces fat deposits. Have 8 glasses a day to stay slim. Studies have shown that drinking at least 5 glasses of water a day can significantly reduce the risk of cancers of the colon, bladder and breast.
  8. Chocolate is rich in antioxidants called phenols which can help protect against heart disease, while the fat in chocolate (stearic acid) is converted by the body into oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat found in olive oil.
  9. Bananas are rich in potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus and are a good source of vitamins A and C as well as the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and niacin. They also contain all 8 essential amino acids and potassium, a potent brain fuel.
  10. Because of their incredibly high levels of reservatrol, blueberries are the ultimate food when it comes to fighting disease and boosting general health.
  11. Use lemons (and, to a lesser extent, limes, grapefruits and oranges) to help boost efficiency in the workplace. The scent of lemons can make workers more alert and increase their ability to concentrate.
  12. The smell of vanilla in drinks, food and atomizers helps people deal with stress.
  13. For better balance, practice techniques that involve breathing exercises and inner contemplation such as meditation, yoga, tai chi and chi gong.
  14. Eat oranges and other types of citrus fruit to boost circulation. They are rich in vitamin C and bioflavonoids which work in the body to strengthen the walls of capillaries to keep blood pumping fast around the body.
  15. Watermelon contains high levels of lycopene helping general circulation in the body by preventing a buildup of plaque, which restricts blood flow through arteries.
  16. Skipping, running, walking, boxing and kickboxing are physical exercises that involve impact on the feet and hands and improve circulation to the extremities. They can also prevent pain and the onset of problems.
  17. Flavonoids, found in berries, protect the sensitive cells of the eye, which are especially prone to strain from work at computers. A blueberry smoothie could make for a bright-eyed day!
  18. For perfect posture, rather than being straight or stretched, your neck should retain its slight natural curve with your chin parallel to the floor, neither tucked in or jutting out.
  19. To help reduce stress, stimulate the acupressure point located in the soft V-shaped area of flesh found between the thumb and forefinger. Press the pad of your thumb into this area for at least 30 seconds and then repeat the same action on the other hand.
  20. A workout first thing in the morning helps fire the metabolism all day and when your metabolism is higher, you burn more calories.