Top 5 health tips that everyone should keep in mind

“Your body is your temple.” That phrase may sound like a cliché, but it’s really important for us to consider taking good care of our bodies. It’s tempting to get that hamburger and fries from the restaurant of your choice. “I’m really tired and don’t feel like going to the gym or doing yoga today”. We’ve all been there at one point or another. For those that want to gain and maintain good health, here are five tips you can use to begin your journey:

1. Schedule regular doctor visits

Going to the doctor for a routine checkup is as appealing as waiting for paint to dry. Many people have employment provided health insurance, but rarely use it. You need to be diligent in scheduling doctor visits to maintain good health. If your doctor finds that something is wrong, you both can devise a strategy to solve the issue before it possibly gets worse.

2. Water is your best friend

Most people need to consume between 60 and 100 ounces of water per day to remain hydrated. Angela Lemond, national spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recommends that adults should consume between 90 and 120 ounces of water daily. The brain and heart are composed of 73 percent water, the lungs contain about 83 percent, our skin contains 64 percent, our muscles and kidneys contain 79 percent, and our bones contain 31 percent water. Frequent water intake cleanses our bodies while maintaining hydration and good health.

3. Incorporate workout aspects into daily routines

Many of us don’t have the time or finances for a gym membership. You can still get a workout during your daily routine. Instead of using elevators whether in your apartment building or a public building, take the stairs. Alternatively, if you go to the supermarket or mall, skip over the prime parking spots near the front of the building for the spots further down the parking lot. This will force you to walk a little further to your destination. Utilizing these practices can become the equivalent of walking several miles per month.

4. Discipline

Discipline is defined as “the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience.” In the case of self-health preservation, you need to establish your own code of behavior. You need the willpower to forego unhealthy food choices and stick with fruit, whole grain cereal, nuts, berries, and maybe even rice cakes. If you’re tired after a long day of work, remember that you have to keep that appointment at the gym for your specific workout. While there’s no legal punitive measures to be taken for not having discipline, failure to adhere to a strict workout regime could cause health problems in the future.

5. Maintaining mental health is just as important

While we’ve placed great emphasis on physical health, we can never underestimate our mental health. Stress from our job, physical ailments, and our family can place a burden that is sometimes too much to bear. There are also traumatic personal events that can exacerbate the burden of everyday life.  Seeing a therapist to maintain your mental health is a reasonable solution to deal with the aforementioned issues. We never know what someone else might be going through. That’s why it’s important to afford someone who’s having a bad day courtesy and respect on the job. If it isn’t returned, you should either walk away or discuss the issue with human resources. In any event, solid mental health is the foundation to maintain physical health, which should not to be taken for granted.

This article was produced by Greg Bradshaw.


  1. Great article. Very informative. I'm certainly going to put a lot of this into practice!


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