A Healthy Autumn Ahead

Mother and daughter playing in red and orange autumn leaves

As the summer season comes to an end, preparation for the autumn is underway in many households around the world. Best Doctor’s is constantly promoting personal well-being and incentivising members to understand more about their health and how to ensure they keep it in check. As the cold weather approaches, our team has gathered some of the top tips to ensure we keep our health in good standing and enjoy the autumn season to the fullest.

Eat what autumn gives you In today’s day and age many produce is available all year round. However, you can trust that to get that tropical fruit in order to your kitchen in mid-October, either chemicals have been involved in the production process, or pre-freezing to help withstand a long journeys from abroad has occurred. Embrace the natural cycle of food production in your local area and enjoy the variety of food our changes of seasons provide. Boost your vitamin and mineral intake by enjoying cranberries, figs, pears, sweet potatoes, winter squash and of course – pumpkins! Keep your immune system strong and Read more

Eat your water

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Medical professionals recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day but what some don’t know is that around 20% of our daily hydration intake comes from our solid food. This is good news for those that don’t enjoy drinking water!

Summer is in full force and with raising temperatures around the world it is even more important to ensure that we are keeping our H20 intake in check! Best Doctors and Health.com highlight some of the most hydrating foods to help keep us fresh and hydrated. The negative effects of not keeping your body hydrated can seriously affect your heath and quality of life. Individuals who don’t ingest enough water (be it through liquid or solids) can begin to experience chronic fatigue, constipation, digestive issues, weight gain and even stomach ulcers[1]. An astonishing 60% of our body weight comes from water[2] but Read more

Comfortable in your own skin, at home and at work

Healthy woman looking peacefully at camera

In order to feel healthy and comfortable in your own skin, it’s of the utmost importance to take good care of yourself. It’s key to eat healthy and to sleep, hydrate and get enough exercise. Another important factor we tend to overlook is peace of mind. Daily stress and uncertainty/insecurity can greatly affect out positivity and peace of mind and can have bad consequences for our health.

Nutrition   In order to eat healthy we have to make we are ingesting all the necessary nutrients that help reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. A handy tool to refer to is the nutrition circle, which contains the five recommended food groups: Fruits and vegetables Bread, rice, potatoes and pasta Proteins Healthy fats 1.5-2L daily water intake Recommended daily intake: Fruits and vegetables: 250gr vegetables and 2 portions of fruit. Bread, rice, potatoes and pasta: choose wholegrain products, they give us energy and nutrients such as fibre, protein, vitamin B and iron. Proteins: Dairy, meat, fish, eggs, Read more