According to statistics compiled by New York state,
seems the people with three particular underlying health conditions have been the most susceptible to catching this insidious Coronavirus.
Hypertension, lung issues, and diabetes seem to be the main suspects on this list which means people with these ailments are the larger percentage of people who’ve contracted the virus. Overweight and obesity seem to be problematic as well. Although we realize that healthier people have gotten sick as well, the larger percentage seem to fall into those above categories.
I’ve learned two extremely important things from this pandemic. First, it’s imperative to get your health in order and do it right now. Not tomorrow, not next week, but this minute because we know this virus will pass, but maybe the next one will be even more lethal. And those who have compromised health issues could probably be the most targeted.
Although we know this sounds extremely negative, that’s not what we’re trying to do here. We want to let you know how you can accomplish the better health that’s so very important for you and your future.
So how do the extremely healthy people live?
Here are some good suggestions:
♥ Don’t skip breakfast. This meal helps start your metabolism for the coming day. So if you are not a breakfast person, that’s okay. Simply have a piece of fruit – just do not skip this important meal entirely.
♥ Drink that water since it’s especially important to keep hydrated especially now with the warmer weather starting. You can even add some cucumbers, limes, lemon, oranges, or other pieces of fruit to a large pitcher of water and drink that all day. It’s delicious and you’ll be getting the additional benefits of the fruit.
♥ Keep moving. I know we’re all at our computers or watching tv or simply reading during these times. But remember to get up and move at least once an hour. You do not have to do 30 minutes of exercise or walking all at once – you can do short spurts of 10 minutes or so.
♥ Get enough sleep. 7-8 hours if possible. I know getting to sleep can be a problem for some, and I hope you will be able to get that needed restful night’s sleep as it’s an important part of being in good health. If you need to nap during the day, cut it down to only 20 minutes, so as not to interfere with your nighttime sleep.
♥ Try to walk outdoors as it’s been proven that nature does nurture. One study found that people who strolled outside rather than being confined indoors were calmer than people who walked inside.
♥ Be mindful as this has been proven to help your mental status immeasurably. You do not have to meditate, just be more aware of your surroundings by slowing down and taking everything in. You can do this as you’re walking outside.
♥ And of course, eating in a healthy manner. However, what will always top my list on this subject is to AVOID SUGAR AT ALL COSTS, because that is too expensive a price to pay for eating those desserts or all the sugary and processed foods. More on this next week!
The other important thing I’ve learned is that life really is beautiful and you don’t want to come up short with unnecessary health problems.
Today, everything internally may be working well, but all may not be there for you tomorrow. Don’t take your health for granted. Nurture and take care of your body as in some of the above suggestions.
Remember, when you are in optimum health, you too, will love life!