5 Things That All Healthy People Do

1. Drink Lots of Water

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Drinking water is essential for good health. Water helps flush out toxins, keeps you energized, improves skin complexion and boosts your immune system. The body is about 60% water and we’re constantly losing water from our bodies, primarily via urine and sweat. Health authorities commonly recommends that an adult consumes eight 8-ounce glasses per day, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon.

2. Eat Colorful Foods

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Consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables ensures that you are getting a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants on a regular basis.

3. Sweat

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Sweating is the bodies way of regulating its temperature. When you sweat your circulation improves and your metabolism accelerates in an effort to resume your normal body temperature. The increased circulation allows many of the toxins and impurities to exit your body through open skin pores. The immune system is strengthened by sweating, because your body generates more white blood cells when your body heats up.

4. Sleep

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Sleep is essential for a persons physical and mental well being. Sleep supports healthy growth and development by releasing a hormone during deep sleep that promotes normal growth in children and teens, and boosts muscle mass and helps repair cells and tissues in children, teens, and adults. Sleep helps heal and repair your heart and blood vessels. Ongoing sleep deficiency has been linked to increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.

5. Laugh

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Laughter truly is the best medicine. Laughing relaxes the whole body and relieves physical tension and stress. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, and improves your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals and helps promote an overall sense of well-being.

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