Our bodies are made of about 60% water, the NHS recommends drinking approx 7 glasses of water a day. Water has many benefits to the efficient functioning of our body. It can help aid removal of toxins, help prevent headaches, relieve constipation, increase energy levels and physical performance, helps prevent kidney stones, boost the immune system and helps prevents digestive problems.
This is a simple way to have a healthier body; it does not have to be boring try adding cucumber, mint, ginger, lime or apples to make it it more interesting.
Regular exercise can help increase the oxygen levels in your body; this can aid the absorption of nutrients and excretion of toxins; and in doing so boost your immune system making you not so susceptible to infections and colds.
Exercise can increase your energy levels, help maintain a healthy body weight, reduce the risk of having osteoporosis, heart disease, hypertension and help you have a more positive outlook on life.
It does not have to mean joining an expensive gym. Try making it fun, find something you enjoy like walking, cycling, swimming or dancing.
What you choose to eat has an impact on the functioning of your body. By choosing foods wisely you will provide your body with all the nutrients it needs achieve and maintain an efficient, healthy body.
A balanced diet will include plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, carbohydrates, proteins and some milk and dairy foods. Try to eat less of sugars and fats. Watch out for hidden sugars in foods.
Having a healthy diet helps prevents many illnesses and aids well being. Try and make meal times a pleasure rather than a penance, and it's OK to eat our favourite sometimes in small amounts.
Coping with stress
Stress can have an effect on all the systems of the body, disturbing your physical and mental well-being. Symptoms can include loss of appetite, insomnia, headaches, hypertension and irritable bowel. By becoming aware of how you are feeling in your mind, cultivating a positive outlook, find time to relax both mentally and physically. Try to identify the source of the stress and this may help make plans in managing it.