Healthy habits in a few steps

Health.

We all need it and should be greatful to have it.

But you must follow some rules and be careful with your life style, particularly if your age is no longer as young as you might feel.

Here are a few healthy habits you can acquire. Easy and simple. Don’t believe us?

Count to 10 when angry (if not enough, count to 20) To cool off a hot head, count to 10 and take a slow, deep breath between each number. This simple technique may help tame your temper and short-circuit a quick fuse.

Counting distracts your mind, which buys you a little time to distance your emotions from the person or situation that’s ticking you off. Still fuming? Keep on counting and deep breathing until you feel calmer, more in control and less reactive.

Microwave the kitchen sponge To stop the spread of germs and sanitize your sponge, make sure it’s wet, then zap it in the microwave for 30 seconds every evening, or place it in the dishwasher. Be careful when removing the sponge, because it is hot.

Apply sunscreen all-year-round A new study suggests that using sunscreen daily has a dual purpose: Putting on sunscreen on a regular basis can protect skin from the visible signs of aging, and it also helps to reduce the risk of skin cancer.

You’ll surely slow down time!

Give your eyes a break Build in frequent rest stops. Eye health experts recommend the “20-20-20 rule”: for every 20 minutes you spend on the computer, glance away from the screen for at least 20 seconds by looking at something 20 feet away.

Giving your eyes a brief breather allows them to focus on something else, and reduces fatigue. It’s also a good idea to stand up, put your hands in the air, and take a nice, long stretch.

Drink water Everybody knows that water is an essential means to feel and be healthy.

To stay hydrated women should drink about nine cups of water a day, including water itself and other beverages it is found in, and men should aim for 13 cups daily.

If you’re not a water fan, try adding some fruit slices (orange, lemon, berries) and some ice.

If water is not your thing, try it flavoured
If water is not your thing, try it flavoured

Don’t take your shoes inside the house Kicking off your shoes at the end of the day not only feels good, it may also help to leave behind some workday stress and mark your return home.

The age-old Japanese custom of leaving your shoes at the front door of your home has a modern-day sensibility. This time-honored ritual meant as a way to honor a home’s purity can also be a practical — and quick — way to keep the house cleaner and free from outdoor pollutants you could be traipsing inside.

Brush your tongue The back of the tongue is a popular hangout for bacteria and other germs that can give you bad breath

After you’ve cleaned your teeth, gently brush the surface of your tongue from back to front. Doing this at least once a day helps to remove plaque-causing bacteria and food particles trapped in the tongue, and freshens your breath.

Got it?

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