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Health 101: Attaining a New You

Two years ago, Forbes released an article about genetically modified foods. The piece enumerates historical evidence of how our ancestors experimented on crops and pointed out that these plants still exist today. The author also mentioned that we should be wary about this type of food.

Taking the extra step to consume only organic foods is an excellent way to start a healthy life. But it will take more than that to achieve optimum results. What other measures can you take to attain robust physical and mental well-being?

This lifestyle change is challenging. You might even experience some hunger pangs and other symptoms of withdrawal syndrome as you shift to healthier habits. But it will lead to a better life for you and your loved ones.

Detoxification

Food hypersensitivity can manifest in many ways. The most fatal is anaphylaxis. Some symptoms are evident after a few hours or days.

Detoxification is a holistic food allergy treatment. It will flush out allergens and other toxins in your system. But you should proceed with detoxification after taking the necessary medication to stop the immediate effects of the irritant.

You can slowly prepare your body for the purification process by drinking green tea. Green tea has antioxidants that can thwart the effects of free radicals in our bodies. This assumption led experts to study the effects of taking green tea on those who smoke.

Whether you smoke or not, adding 3-6 cups of green tea to your usual diet will start the detoxification process. Simultaneously, you can also drink more water. Instead of grabbing the nearest soda to quench your thirst, why don’t you take in more water? The universal solvent can flush out toxins from your kidneys.

Once you are ready, you can proceed with liver cleansing. In this phase of the detoxification process, you need to increase your intake of green leafy vegetables. You should avoid coffee and sodas during this step. If you followed the previous tip of switching to water to quench your thirst, this step would not be so painful on your end.

Yoga

The Australian Government released a study saying that a sedentary lifestyle is the new smoking. This article enumerates the numerous side effects of sitting the entire day. Its overall message is that people should increase their physical activities.

There is a little hiccup here. The lockdown limits our outdoor activities. This mandate restricts our movement, so we encourage people to try yoga.

Yoga does not only improve our physical strength. It can also help us relax. This benefit is possible because yoga forces the practitioner to focus on the present moment as they transition to another position.

Some people are hesitant to try yoga because of the acrobatic-like positions. You do not have to worry about not being able to do this. As you continuously practice yoga, your body becomes more flexible. You can eventually proceed to more advanced poses.

Here are a few beginner’s poses:

  • Mountain Pose – It is the basis for most yoga positions. It allows the yogi to focus on themselves. This position is great for everyone because you are technically just standing and focusing on your breathing.
  • Tree Pose – After finding your center with the mountain pose, you can proceed with the tree pose. It strengthens your spine, ankles, calves, and thighs. But you should avoid this if you suffer from low blood pressure.
  • Child’s Pose – You can proceed to this position. Those who practice yoga for several years often use this pose as a chance to catch their breath and their thoughts. It allows you to stretch your lower back and relaxes your spine.
  • Downward-Facing Dog – This position strengthens your shoulders and back. If you suffer from back pain, this can help relieve it. But you have to skip this pose if you have wrist problems or high blood pressure.

Sleep

Sleep is as important as a nutritious meal and physical activities in attaining a healthy body. Several years ago, the government published a study stating the correlation between sleep deprivation and obesity.

Other than obesity, the lack of sleep can also lead to concentration problems. These issues arise because your brain needs sleep to recharge. It can also increase your risk of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.

Sleep-deprived people are also at risk of type 2 diabetes. They are also likely to become depressed. They also suffer from a low immune system.

This lifestyle change will give you a new lease on life. You will feel more positive about yourself. It will also give you more control. The transition period is challenging. But it is all worth it.

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Ethan Parker
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