Get enough of these and feel great
Staying healthy is, for many people, something of a constant struggle. If you feel that you could be doing more to retain your health, then you might well be right. Most of us today do not really do everything that we should be doing to ensure our ongoing health. If you think your body might need to have a little boost, then it is worth knowing what it might need to be boosted in. There are so many things that the body needs to survive, thrive and energize, and in this article I am going to take a look at just a few of those. I will also discuss some of the most effective and efficient ways of ensuring that you do actually boost those things. Let’s have a look at what your body might be lacking.
Vitamins & Minerals
You could write a whole article on each and every vitamin and mineral, so I have lumped them together here. There are so many of these that your body needs to do what it does as well as possible, and it can sometimes seem impossible to get the right balance of them all. But as long as you are paying attention to two basic things, you should be able to balance it out as well as possible. Those two things are: what you eat, and what you put on your skin. The food you eat is obviously going to have a major impact on what vitamins and minerals your body takes in, so that is pretty much a given. If you know you need more potassium, eat more bananas. If you need calcium, look to dairy. But you also need to think about the lesser-known of the two: what you put on your skin. Take care with what products you use in your skincare regime: those creams seep in and do actually affect your overall health. Be sure not to let the sun damage your skin too much either.
Nobody is surprised to hear that this is an essential need for the body. However, most people do not really get the kind of oxygen level that our bodies really crave. This is in part because of a lack of understanding about how essential deep breathing really is. Learning to breathe properly could help to make a huge difference here, and it is worth getting to terms with your breath if you are serious about being as healthy as possible. Another particularly modern way to improve your oxygen intake is through exposure to a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. In such a chamber, you are exposed to a greater amount of oxygen than normal, and this can actually help to permanently improve your lung capacity and get more oxygen flowing around the body. This will help exercise, recovery from injuries, and will even boost your mood.
Water is truly the life-giving substance on earth, and focusing on how much water you take in is a good idea if you want to boost your health. Many people’s bodies lack the proper amount of water these days - and mostly this is just a matter of laziness, or a lack of understanding about how much water is really necessary. The general advice is eight glasses a day, which often seems excessive to many people - but that is just a sign of how far out from our natural state we have become. Actually, you should think of eight glasses as being the bare minimum. With a good amount of water in your body, you're able to think more clearly, have more controlled moods, a better libido and exercise regime, and generally your internal organs will function better. This is one of the easiest ways to improve your health, and maybe even boost your lifespan.
We have all heard of serotonin. Some people think of it as the ‘chocolate and sex’ chemical. While it’s true that this is a neurotransmitter which is activated when you eat chocolate and when you have sex, those two are by no means the sole examples of when serotonin is present. This is the most prevalent and powerful pleasure chemical, and it is pleasurable for a reason - it encourages you to continue doing something which is good for your body and mind. But delving into chocolate whenever you fancy it is not necessarily the healthiest approach. Fortunately, there are many natural ways of boosting your serotonin, and amongst the most beneficial is meditation. If you meditate regularly, you are actively boosting your serotonin levels for good. This means an improved mood and ability to handle stress, a higher sex drive and all round a healthier body and mind.