Written by: Nutrition & Lifestyle


In our previous article, we talked about the first three letters of the acronyms NEWSTART and it included Nutrition, Exercise, and Water. Just as a recap, we said that these three are part of key elements that are very vital for a long, healthy, and fruitful life. In this piece, we cover the remaining 4 letters of the acronym: Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest, and Trust. So without further ado, let us delve into this second section in full throttle.

  • Sunshine

The benefits of the glorious sun rays to our bodies is just phenomenal. Research has proven that enjoying a bask in the gentle sun, has insurmountable benefits to the human body.

A few proven benefits of sunshine include:

  • Better moods and overall mental well being

Exposure to sunlight increases the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin which is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused.

  • Building strong bones

Vitamin D made which is generated by the body upon exposure to sunlight is very vital in good and strong bone formation. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to bone-wasting diseases like osteoporosis and rickets in children.

  • Healing skin conditions

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a few hours of sunlight exposure to help treat several skin conditions such as: eczema, jaundice, acne, and many more.

Remember, always take time, and bask in the shine every morning or evening to boost your health. This is one of the most important ways to remain healthy and charged.

  • Temperance

Moods management is one of the most important things in the quest for a long, healthy, and satisfying life. With an upsurge in emotional-related complications such as stress and depression, the quality of life has been drastically reduced making a world of zombies walking. Therefore, stress management and seeking help is one of the most vital aspects of a healthy life as well. Seeking help with emotions does not make you weak, in fact, it makes you strong.

  • Air

We all know the relevance of fresh air to us. Try holding your breath for a minute or try sleeping entering a smoky room and tell us how it feels. Good clean and pure air is very vital for human survival. That is why it is advisable to have some ‘green’ around you. Trees and vegetation help purify the air and make the region suitable for human habitation. It is also very important to always take some time off from the busy city life with polluted air and go to the country to recharge. Fresh and clean air not only keeps you healthy, but it also improves your moods and releases hormones that make you happy.

  • Rest

Sleep is very important for every human being. Motivation speakers might tell you 4 hours of sleep are enough, but the truth is that humans need 7-9 hours of sleep every day. Therefore, it is important to have enough rest for every individual daily. Further than that, have holidays and leisure periods for yourself. Do not work across the year for when your body fails you and shuts down, you will instantly be replaced.

  • Trust

It is vital for every human being to have their trust beyond themselves. Trust in God, trust in family, and trust in friends. Talk out issues with others, seek solutions from others, and always approach professionals when you need professional help. We are born as social beings and having a circle of support around you is very vital for a healthy body. Remember, no man is an island.

So, do you want a NEWSTART in your body that will impact a general NEWSTART in your life? Start with these simple steps and enjoy all that life has to offer!

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