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Time-saving tips for good health

September 26, 2015Apuroop

The rules for healthy living often seem endless: exercise regularly, eat healthful foods, wear sunscreen, be sociable, etc. Who has time???

 Try these time-saving health trade-offs that really work.

  • Meet face-to-face with friends regularly

Schedule at least one phone conversation with a friend a day. In-person meetings take time, but studies show that simply speaking out loud to one good friend a day boosts happiness levels.

  • Eat fish twice a week

The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, which may help reduce inflammation and heart-disease risk.


  • Brush your teeth after every meal

Chew sugarless gum when brushing isn’t an option.Studies show that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after meals helps prevent tooth decay. Chewing increases saliva flow, which can help neutralize and wash away acids produced by the bacteria in plaque on teeth. The American Dental Association recommends gum chewing in addition to, not as a substitute for, brushing and flossing twice a day.

  • Wear sunscreen before going outdoors

Include green tea in your diet.A new study in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that taking green tea supplements - an antioxidant found in green tea - equivalent to drinking two cups of tea helps make your skin more resistant to damaging ultraviolet rays.Using an everyday moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher also protects your skin from damaging UV rays.
A hat, sunglasses and clothing that has a tight weave are all beneficial. Choose synthetic materials like polyester for the most sun protection.

  • Sleep 7 to 8 hours a night to be mentally sharp

A good sleep results in good health and a sustained healthy body.

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