A Healthy Lifestyle Is Not Expensive

Today, Monday (12/11) is celebrated as National Health Day. There is nothing wrong with self-introspection about how you live your lifestyle so far. Is your lifestyle healthy or far from it?

Indeed, not a few people are reluctant to adopt a healthy lifestyle. One of the most frequently cited reasons is because a healthy lifestyle costs money. In fact, did you know that it really isn’t?

Yes, a healthy lifestyle can be arranged to fit the budget you have. For this, here are some tips that you can apply:

1. Instead of going to the gym, it’s better to run
Instead of exercising in the gym and having to spend a little deep, it’s better to do outdoor sports that are easily cheaper. One sport that is easy and easy to do is running or jogging.

According to Dr. Astrid Wulan Kusumoastuti from KlikDokter, running is a cardio exercise that is good for heart health and general fitness. You can do this exercise for 30 minutes every day, or 150 minutes a week.

If running still feels heavy, just walking around the house is also not a problem. To be sure, do about 30 minutes or more in a day.

2. Meditation for managing stress
Often stressed and you want to get rid of it immediately? No need to be expensive to get out of town. You can meditate inside the house, precisely in a quiet and dark room.

According to Dr. Nadia Octavia from KlikDokter, meditation can improve the quality of your life. In addition, activities carried out by sitting still, focusing the mind, and those feelings can also reduce blood pressure, reduce the severity of menopausal symptoms, control anxiety symptoms. Your emotions are also more stable, so stress can be managed well.

3. Change the meat you consume
You probably already know how great the benefits of meat are for your health. But, not infrequently, meat prices are quite expensive and that makes some people unable to buy them. Even so, you don’t need to be too disappointed.

You can get more or less the same benefits by replacing the meat with fish.

No need to buy expensive fish, because mackerel and sardines alone are enough to help your health.

According to Dr. Dyan Mega Inderawati from KlikDokter, these two types of fish can prevent strokes because they contain omega-3, which is good fat to prevent the accumulation of bad cholesterol in the body.

In addition to fish, eggs are a commensurate substitute for meat, even though the price is inversely proportional. Eggs contain protein, antioxidants, choline, omega-3, vitamin D, amino acids, iron, and zinc. According to Dr. Ega, the content is all good for the health of the heart, skin, nails, hair, eyes, and brain.

4. Plant vegetables yourself
Urban farming or vegetable gardening itself is a gardening activity carried out in urban areas. This trend is increasingly prevalent, because people are increasingly aware of healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyles. No need for large land, a balcony and a house terrace are enough to do it.

According to Dr. Theresia Rina Yunita from KlikDokter, urban farming is very good in terms of economy and health. The economic side is very good, because with gardening you don’t have to bother buying vegetables outside.

While in terms of health, urban farming can make you eat vegetables that are free of pesticides. You certainly know, if most of the vegetables that are sold freely sometimes contain pesticides or pest or insect repellents. More than that, urban farming can also make the body healthier and stronger, and keep you from stress.

5. Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Cigarettes and alcohol are two things that you must avoid if you want to have a healthy body. According to Dr. Resthie Rachmanta Putri from KlikDokter, by inhaling cigarettes, cells in the body will experience changes and can cause disease at any time.

Cigarettes have also been shown to play a role in the incidence of lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary heart disease and strokes, and fertility disorders.

While alcohol, one substance that can damage the kidneys, liver, teeth, face, and heart. According to one study, alcohol does not even provide any benefits to the body, instead increasing the risk of death.

6. Routine health check
To get updated information about health conditions, there is no harm if you routinely conduct health checks. According to Dr. Irma Rismayanty, by doing a health test, you can detect the disease earlier and control abnormalities or problems earlier. This preventive measure is cheaper than treatment due to being late in monitoring your health.

Furthermore, Dr. Irma recommends that you do a routine health check every two years. With a note, your body has no significant health problems. If the test results show there is something to watch out for, you can do it once a year.

Now, there are some things you can do to start implementing a healthy lifestyle. Not expensive, right? Come on, apply from now onwards, as an effort to participate in the success of the National Health Day.

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