When it comes to staying healthy, most people go for the tried and tested route. And why not? You know that this route is clinically proven to work in many respects, which is what you want at the end of the day. However, your health and the health or everyone around you differs quite dramatically. That is to say, what is good for someone else is not necessarily good for you and your body. So, when that is the case, what do you do? You do the only thing possible and turn to the alternatives.
Here are the most unconventional ways of staying fit and healthy.
Try Natural Remedies
The pharmaceutical industry is massive. Every year, it makes billions of dollars because the products they create are so good. Ask anyone how they try and stay healthy or recover from an illness and they will say with medicine. Yet, medicine is not for everyone because there are side-effects in some cases. Instead, you should try a natural or organic remedy. They harness the power of the natural world by using the environments natural cures to help your body. For more, check out Home Remedy Shop and posts such as http://www.homeremedyshop.com/26-easy-home-remedies-for-fever-blisters.
Finally, a health-conscious blog that you can get behind! Yes, eating chocolate is good for your body as long as you eat the right types. Forget about the chocolates that you see all around the supermarket and look for the ones with high cocoa content, at least 75%. Cocoa has healing properties, which is why the chocolate you eat needs to have lots of it. Also, this is not an excuse to gorge yourself on candy. Little amounts are fine, but large amounts are still harmful.
Drink Coffee And Go For A Nap
How does this work? It works by mixing two powerful remedies together for the ultimate result. Yes, coffee is a stimulant that stops you from going to sleep. However, it times time to kick in and have an effect. By the time the coffee is coursing through your veins, you will have been to sleep and woken up again. By doing this, you clear the brain of adenosine, a hormone that affects alertness and make yourself doubly alert. And, when you are more alert, you are less fatigued and less likely to feel stress.
Or Just Sleep
If you don’t like the idea of napping, make sure you get seven to nine hours of rest a night. Without sleep, your body cannot regenerate cells and recover from the day’s activities. It is important that you head to bed early, and try and make your room as sleep-conducive as possible. For example, paint the walls a soft color, remove electrical appliances, and install curtains instead of blinds.
Eat More To Weigh Less
Obviously, your weight is a big factor in your health. Conventional wisdom says you need to eat less to lose weight, but that is not true. You can eat more often and still lose weight. Eat up to five or six small platefuls of food a day for the best results.
Make Exercise Fun
No one likes exercise because it is boring. By making it fun, you will be able to stick to a routine and increase your cardiovascular system. Try mixing up your workouts for the ultimate effect.
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