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5 Tips To Become A Better, Healthier You.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Here are a few simple tips that you can implement into your lifestyle that have been recommended by Dr Mercola. These simple tips can make the biggest difference to current core health challenges in Australia. I will reveal 5 of the most health-boosting strategies that are sure to get you feeling at your healthiest.

#1. Add Sprouts To Your Diet

Sprouts are an over-looked “super” food which are highly nutritious. Experts say they contain 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables. Enzymes are a type of protein that extracts vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids from the food we consume. Here is a list of their beneficial attributes:

  • Alkalinizing effect on your body, which is removing acidic from your body (Cancers and tumors).

  • Contains antioxidants, minerals and vitamins

  • Supports cell regeneration

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Rich in oxygen which stops abdominal cell growth, bacteria and viruses.

#2 Drink Only Pure Water

Your body requires a constant supply of water to help aid the filtration of your kidneys, blood and liver, ridding the body of any toxins.

When you consume water that contains toxins from plastic, by-products from chlorination, contaminated with pesticides and fluoride, you are actually asking your body to work twice as hard. It is recommended to drink filtered water by perhaps installing one into your sink at home. This will allow your body to easily detoxify your body and get rid of toxins.

#3 Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is said to be one of the most powerful interventions out there. It has been proven to increase lifespan and can decrease metabolic disease markers in animals. It shows the same benefits as constant calorie restriction which is good news for those who find it difficult to reduce calories. It allows your body to burn fat as it’s primary fuel rather than sugar/carbs. Here are a list of other benefits from intermittent fasting:

  • Reduces inflammation and decrease damage from free radicals

  • Lowers triglyceride levels

  • Normalizing your insulin and leptin sensitivity

#4 Incorporate High Intensity Exercise In Your Routine

Research shows that short bursts of high intensity training has a number of health benefits that you just can’t get from any other form of exercise. It boosts the human growth hormone (HGH) which is essential to your overall health, strength and fitness.

HIIT has also been shown to significantly improve insulin sensitivity, boost fat loss, and increase muscle growth. Best of all, high intensity exercises are so efficient, you can get all the benefits you need in just a 20-minute session, start to finish, performed twice or a max of three times per week.” Says Dr Mercola.

#5 Get Good Quality Sleep

If you are not getting good quality sleep regularly, it can impact greatly on your overall health. Sleep deprivation can cause short-term memory loss, behavioral issues, weight gain, diabetes, an increased risk of heart disease and cancer. It is recommended that you get between seven to eight hours per night of sleep however, that can vary depending on each individual and your current state (stress etc).

The vast majority of health problems are as a results of a poor lifestyle choice. Try these simple tips and improve your overall health. If you would like a doctor to you to discuss any health concerns please phone 1300 30 38 34 for an after hours bulk billed home doctor visit.