Here Are 10 Healthy and Enjoying Things To Do
According to CNN, here are some fun and pleasurable thing you can do which also have healthful benefits:
As long as you don’t sleep too much, it does not have any bad impact on human health. Enough sleep can even increase endurance, memory and keep your body fat composition.
“Lack of sleep actually increase the risk of high blood pressure, glucose intolerance and excessive fat in the abdomen.It is all a risk factor for heart disease,” said Nieca Goldberg, MD, a doctor from New York University.
Many people say that a vacation is good for mental health. Escaping from work routines, whether traveling or just resting by staying at home can relieve stress and lower blood pressure and heart disease risk.
A study in 2005 proved that the happiness which is gained on vacation is not determined by the length time of vacation. A short vacation but done repeatedly is far more effective in relieving stress than a long vacation but done rarely.
Regularly having sex will help reduce stress. Because by doing it one will stimulate the release of endorphins and oxytocin, which are hormones associated with happiness.
Another benefit of sex is revealed in a study in 2005 is that couples who have sex 1-2 times a week have levels of immunoglobulin A (Ig-A) higher than couples who rarely have sex. Ig-A is one component of the body immune system.
4. Eating chocolate
Chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, is quite good for your heart and blood vessels because it can lower blood pressure. Besides that, by consuming 40 grams of dark chocolate a day for two weeks can decrease stress hormones in people with depression.
5. Hang out
Having a good relationships with friends and relatives have some health benefits. Someone who often hangs out with many relationships tend to be rarely attacked by flu, has a better brain health and a longer life.
6. Eat fatty foods
You would think that fat is an enemy for health, but fact is that not all fats are bad for health, there are some which are actually good for health. Some experts even suggest that mono-unsaturated fats such as in fish oils, grains, and advocado, should be provided around 10 percent of daily food intake.
Omega-3 fatty acids which are found in fish such as tuna and salmon can also lower blood pressure. Not only that, these fatty acids may also prevent depression and rheumatoid arthritis.
7. Drink coffee every morning
As long as you don’t drink it too much, coffee may reduce Alzheimer’s risk in middle age. Even the kind of high-octane coffee or decafeine can improve insulin sensitivity so that the risk of type-2 diabetes decreases by 7 percent.
8. Getting a massage
According to a research in 2008, someone who routinely get massaged two times a week tend to rarely feel pain, anxiety or anger.
9. Sunbathing in the morning
Sunlight is a natural antidepressant, it also can suppress production of melatonin, which a hormone which triggers drowsiness, so that the body will stay fit all day long.
Sunlight also have an important role in preventing cancer and heart disease, because it is needed for the synthesis of vitamin D, compounds that are useful for preventing the diseases.
10. A glass of wine before sleep
Antioxidant content in wine can prevent cancer growth. Another benefit is keeping the flexibility of blood vessel walls and cholesterol levels, so that it can prevent many problems in your heart.
As long as you don’t consume it excessively, no more than 5 oz (about 150 mL) a day, wine is good for your health.