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Steps To A Healthier You

Keep Your Immune System In Tip-Top Condition

Vitamin C is an all-round beauty and health booster. This water-soluble vitamin helps to build collagen, builds strong blood vessel walls and prevents bruising. It helps keep gums healthy, heals cuts and wounds, and keeps the immune system healthy. Vitamin C helps protect the bodys cell from damage, delay physical ageing and prevents the onset of diseases such as cataract, heart disease and stroke. Whip up a nutrient-packed breakfast. Try drinking your breakfast!

Get Better Quality Rest

Avoid eating heavy meals or indulging in strenuous activity at least two hours prior to going to sleep. Have a warm bath before retiring for the night or just soak your feet in a basin of warm water, listen to soothing music two hours before going to bed, and sleep in a cool environment. Some herbal teas have relaxing properties and a cup of chamomile tea may ease you into deep slumber.

Have A Great Smile

Twice daily, brush and floss your teeth to help prevent the build-up of plaque, which is the precursor to other dental problems. According to one study, brushing your teeth first without toothpaste and then again with paste reduces plaque by 67 per cent and gum bleeding by 50 per cent. Flossing further removes bacteria and food particles that have lodged in between teeth. And of course, dont forget the twice-a-year dental examinations as these further help safeguard the health of your teeth and gums.

Breathe Easy

Deep, slow, measured breaths is one of the easiest and most immediate ways of slowing down it has an instant effect on your heart rate and your physical movement. Sit down on the floor or on a cushion with your legs loosely crossed and your hands resting in your lap or on your lap or on a cushion with your knees. Keeping your back straight, but not rigid, and your shoulders down, inhale slowly and deeply making sure that your lungs are filled. Slowly exhale. Concentrate on each inhalation and exhalation. Do this 10 times and youll be amazed at how your body and emotions respond.

Create ME Days

Dont be tempted to fill every hour of every day with activity. Learn to enjoy time alone and use it to think about the things that make you happy, the people who make you feel good about yourself, and the way you want to live. Start by taking baby steps to change the things you dont currently like but have control. Go to the movies, go shopping on your own and buy what you like.

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