Every April 7, since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO).
For the WHO, "health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not only the absence of diseases or illnesses." Thus, being healthy is being in harmony with our body, our emotions and our interpersonal relationships.
To achieve this balance, Karla Ruiz - health coach and consultant in semiology of everyday life - she offers us eight tips, easy to apply on a day-to-day basis:
- Sleep well. Take the time to rest. Some people need 10 hours; others between 6 and 8; some have enough with 4 and work perfectly. Whatever your case, sleep well!
- Nurture yourself. "We are what we eat," says the coach. Don't worry about calories, better pay attention to your food: Are they really nourishing me?
- Take care of your digestive system. Consume more fiber from whole grains and include probiotics, such as yogurt or jocoque in your diet, to keep your digestion in optimal condition. It is scientifically proven that this will help you prevent diseases such as diabetes, some cancers, obesity and being overweight.
- Move on. Physical activity and exercise are very important to stay healthy. You don't have to be a super athlete - although there is always that option -, “but dancing salsa, going for a brisk walk or riding a bike will benefit you. Body that does not move, atrophies ”, explains Karla Ruiz.
- Just relax. Avoid stress, because in the long run you will protect yourself from depression and anxiety. "Meditation, yoga or going outdoors to get in touch with nature are great activities to de-stress," says the expert.
- Shower daily, brush your teeth, trim your nails, wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom. “Looking neat for yourself and others is a sign of health and, mainly, of self-esteem. A basic condition for having mental health ”, Ruiz details.
- Anticipate. Get annual medical checkups; protect yourself with health insurance; See your GP at least twice a year to find out your health status.
- Hang out with your family, hang out with your friends, spend time in your community, or cultivate a hobby.
As you will see, they are very simple suggestions to implement in everyday life. They are simple, but your health and well-being will thank you.