Nutrition: A healthy and balanced diet means eating a wide variety of nutritious foods in the right amounts. Make sure to introduce different fruits and vegetables as part of your daily nutrition, eating raw whenever possible, and learn to opt for unrefined and unprocessed foods as a general rule.
Supplementation: As part of your daily nutrition, it is important to ensure that you are consuming the vitamins and minerals needed by your body for it to function at optimum levels. Supplements are a great way to boost your vitamins and mineral intake to ensure a complete and balanced diet.
Hydration: Drinking sufficient fluids and remaining well-hydrated is crucial to staying healthy! This is because the body - which is mostly made of water - requires fluid in order to maintain and promote the proper functioning of all internal bodily systems, including the heart and the brain, and to help ward off infection.
Besides ensuring drink 1.5-2 litres of water everyday, we would recommend adding other important fluids into your diets, such as herbal teas and fresh fruit juices, as well as eating water-rich foods (e.g. salads and fruit) in order to keep well-hydrated.
Quality sleep: Sleep is essential to your physical well-being. Besides giving you the energy you need every day to be able to get through your long and busy schedule, the very act of sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels.
In fact, continued sleep deficiency is linked to a variety of health issues including an increased risk of heart and kidney disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average adult requires between 7-9 hours of sleep each night, while teenagers require between 8-10 hours with children (between the age of6-13) requiring between 9-11 hours.