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Ten New Year Resolutions For Your Health

by Krishna Bora on  December 31, 2012 at 1:25 PM Celebrating Life   - G J E 4
New Year bash is nearing by and just like every other year, we make a new resolution. The funny part about resolutions is that you make them with your strong will but you can hardly follow them for a month. But would you have the same attitude towards resolutions if they are bound to improve your health and well-being? Forget about those cranky habits you are planning to change this New Year, you are special and unique in your own way. Instead, we are giving you ten best ideas for your New Year Resolution that are bound to improve your health and well being.
 Ten New Year Resolutions For Your Health
Ten New Year Resolutions For Your Health
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Say No To - Soft drinks: Soft drinks have become a favorite thirst quencher in every household. If we see the basic ingredients of these colorful sweet treat, it is not more than sugar and other artificial additives in acid. It has no health benefits but comes with a pile of cons. The sugary acid load in these drinks dissolves tooth enamel and causes other dental problems. Several studies show that they increase the risks of liver failure, asthma, heart disease and not to forget, obesity.

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Say Yes To - Water: Water constitutes 70% of our body and hence it is very important to drink at least eight glasses of it everyday. Alas, some people drink water only when they eat their meals. You can add few drops of lemon juice in your glass of water to add a bit flavour.

Say No To - Sugary Food: Colorful sweets and candies look so attractive and taste equally delicious. If you have a sweet tooth, probably you need some extra care towards your dental hygiene. Bacteria are normally present in our mouth and they convert sugar into starch, and then into acids. These acids dissolve the tooth enamel and cause holes in your teeth, called as cavities. When left untreated, they can also destroy the internal structures of the tooth and ultimately cause loss of the tooth.

Say Yes To - Dental Hygiene: We keep listening from others about dental hygiene, yet how many of us visit a dentist every month? Make it a habit of brushing, flossing and mouth-washing twice a day to keep your pearly whites shine bright. Keep cavities at bay by reducing the amount of sweets and candies intake. Visit your dentist once every month to keep your mouth healthy and clean. Dark coffee, curries and red wine stain your teeth and make them look yellow. To keep your teeth shining bright, reduce their amount of consumption and brush well before going to bed.

Say No To - Smoking: Smoking is injurious to health, this is a very common saying at present. Smoking not just harms your lungs, but the huge amount of free radicals present in them causes organ damage and oxidative stress to the cells and tissues of the body. They speed-up ageing and cause many other health and dental problems. Smoking has become a trend amongst youngsters but statistics say that 70% of smokers wish they never started smoking. Now choice is in your hand.

Say Yes To - Exercise: It was once mentioned in a comic strip, a doctor tells his patient, "Would you prefer a schedule of exercise for 1 hour everyday or death for 24 hours everyday!" Exercises are must for proper functioning of all your organs and parts of body. People who exercise regularly live a longer and healthier life than those who don't, plus, exercise keeps you look glowing, active and in shape. So tie a knot to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.

Say No To - Deep Fried Food: There is one true fact about temptations, is that the wrong ones always tempt us the most. It takes a strong will and determination to look away from French fries and deep fried chicken when you go out to eat. Deep fried food items have loads of oils in them and eventually, loads your body with high amounts fats and cholesterol. Oily food items are not good for your heart as the cholesterol in them load up in the vessels of your body and then the heart has to work extra hard to pump blood to our body, clogged veins and arteries increase the risks of heart attack, stroke, and Alzheimer's diseases. Stick to fresh salads and baked food items to keep your heart healthy.

Say Yes To - Breakfast: The goodness of breakfast has always been estimated and overlooked. Some people skip breakfast intentionally to lose weight while some don't have time. Studies show that a healthy breakfast helps to keep weight under control and improves concentration. It also leaves you feeling more energized throughout the day. Hence, in any case, never ever miss breakfast in the morning for your overall health and well-being.

Say No To - Alcohol: If you are a heavy drinker and love to party hard, think twice next time as heavy amount of alcohol in the body causes damage to liver cells and kidneys, harm your nervous system and above all, the next day you might wake up with a heavy hangover and embarrassing stories of your behavior. Hence, keep it limited to a sociable level to keep the harmful level in limits.

Say Yes To - Positivity and Happiness: Positivity and happiness work like magic to keep you healthy and happy. A positive attitude helps you to get rid of depression, boosts your immunity and helps you to achieve desired goals in life. Studies show that positive thinking eliminates stress and improves your work quality. Take an oath to be happy and think positive in every aspect of life!

Sources:
http://www.jongordon.com/blog/2009/01/18/11-benefits-of-being-positive/
http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/facts/effects-of-alcohol-2

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