30/04/2019 Aprende Inglés Today

6 ways to improve your health (part I)

By H. Adjei, English and French teacher at AIT Language School

Hoy os traemos unos consejos muy útiles para mejorar tu salud. ¡Seguro que si los sigues, notas la diferencia!

*Disclaimer: I’m neither a doctor nor a health-care professional. This article was written by me as a result for research on reliable sources that I’ll link down below.

In this article I’m going to talk about six ways to improve your health. So, if you’re interested in improving you overall health, here are some ways to do it:

  • If you care for your brain, sleep for 8 hours. It has been shown that having a good rest contributes to your productivity during the day, helps you to have loads of energy, improves your concentration level and even helps boost your metabolism to burn fat if you’re trying to lose weight.
  • If you care for your blood circulation, massage your feet with oil before going to bed. Apart from improving circulation, stimulating muscles it also helps to reduce tension and ease pain off your feet.
  • If you care for your stomach, avoid cold food. Cold should be avoided because it reduces stimulation of gastric fluids. Eating cold foods may result in contraction and poor blood circulation in the digestive system, leading to indigestion.
  • If you care for your liver, avoid excessive fatty food. Eating excess fat creates a build up in the liver. When the liver does not process and break 
    down fats, as it normally should, people tend to develop fatty liver and other conditions such as obesity or diabetes. 
  • If you care for you intestines, replace junk food for vegetables.  Junk food tends to just lie there in your stomach because we aren’t genetically programmed to easily digest this kind of food. Whereas vegetables help to cleanse the gut and the whole digestive system. 
  • If you care for you kidney and heart, drink a lot of water during the day and less water during the night. You should also make sure to empty you bladder before going to bed.  Drinking water too close to bedtime can interrupt your sleep cycle and negatively impact the heart health. Withholding urine during sleep can cause the bladder to double its size and can eventually lead to a loose bladder, which causes involuntary urine release on the long run. Nevertheless, you must drink enough water throughout the day to avoid dehydration.

Hopefully this article is useful to each and every one of you!

 

Links of research sources:

www.sharecare.com (How does junk food affect the digestives system)

www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au (The Liver)

www.thedailystar.net.cdn.ampproject.org (How the cold affects the stomach)

www.health.harvard.edu (How the urinary system works)

www.ba-bamail.com (The benefits of acupressure)