Tips on getting your health back on track

By Beatrice Nakibuuka

You may have made health goals at the beginning of the year but failed to implement them. At this point in the year, you can still make it.

Drink water
According to Dr Paul Kasenene, a nutritionist at Wellcare Centre, start your day by drinking at least 500mls (two glasses) of water and then drink plenty of water throughout the day.

“Starting each day with water is one of the best ways to boost your health. Detoxification of the body happens when you sleep at night. The drinking of water first thing in the morning helps to support the elimination of toxins and toxic waste d,” he says.

Dr Kasenene adds that it is good to drink water half an hour before meals and then one to two hours after eating. “Try and minimise the amount of water and fluids that you drink as you eat,” he adds.
Dr Kasenene says stretching improves blood flow and circulation to the whole body, especially to the brain, which can, therefore, improve your mental sharpness and focus. It improves posture, especially for people who sit a lot throughout the day.

Go to bed early each day and aim at getting at least seven hours of sleep.
“Your body needs time to rest and recover from the activities of the day and prepare for tomorrow. The body has a biological clock that follows the rhythms of nature.

This clock starts at about 9pm and at this time, healing, detoxification and other vital processes that sustain and restore health start,” Dr Kasenene says adding that the body will only start these processes once you sleep and going to bed late means that you miss out on many of the benefits that sleep provides.

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