Have you ever thought that being healthy cost too much money? Hopefully after reading this article you will discover a few tips to living healthy on a budget.
First, it all starts with what you eat. Try to increase the amount of vegetables in your diet. When you sit down for a meal, half of your plate should be covered with vegetables (for an average adult). Meat is often times the most expensive part of the meal by decreasing your meat portion and increasing your servings of vegetables you will save money and will consume a more nutritious meal.
Second, it continues with what you drink. Water is essential. How much water you need depends on your body type and activity level. A good rule of thumb is 8 by 8, meaning eight 8 oz glasses also you should let thirst be your guide. If you are thirsty you should have a drink of water. Water is better than drinking sugary drink when you are thirsty. Your body needs water to function. Water helps your skin look better and helps your heart and brain function better.
Third, let's get some ZZZZ's. Do you have trouble staying awake through out the day? Well you are not alone. According to the Sleep Foundation, 56 percent of Americans don’t get enough sleep on work nights. If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not at your best. You could have perfect vitals, be a non-obese nonsmoker, and if you’re not sleeping enough, you’re still not functioning to your highest potential. A lack of sleep is also connected to poor brain function, including lack of focus and moodiness. Insufficient sleep is also linked to heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. Aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. If this seems like an unattainable goal try to increase the amount of sleep by 15 to 30 minutes.
Fourth, get tested. Most of those infected with Hepatitis C don’t even know they have the virus, because it often does not show signs or symptoms until life-threatening liver disease results. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 75 percent of adults who have hepatitis C are baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1965. Because baby boomers. It is important to get tested as liver problems are starting to rise and so are unnecessary deaths due to hepatitis C.