Over the past few weeks, YEN.com.gh has reported on how dire the no-bed crisis has been at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and other public health institutions across the country.
Thousands of Ghanaians have been affected by this development with some losing their lives in the urgency of the moment.
So far, the health minister has revealed the need for management of the various public hospitals not to treat minor cases.
As we look at the troubling photos from the hospital, one will never want to be caught up in such health emergencies. This article explores some clever ways not to end up as a patient admitted to the hospital.
1. Drink two full glasses of warm water first thing every morning
It would amaze you the health benefits of gulping two glasses of water first thing in the morning before brushing your teeth.
In fact, this act, also known as ''water therapy', has been documented to be the everlasting cure to most of the world's chronic diseases which have been argued to be caused by the mere lack of water in your system.
Water therapy clears the colon, preventing colon cancers; prevents you from having heart diseases, boosts your immune system, tones down your muscles, refreshes your mind, glows your skin, prevents kidney stones...the list goes on and on.
2. Never sit for 12 hours a day
Sedentary jobs, although satisfying have been documented to be the leading cause of all of the world's troubling chronic diseases; heart disease, diabetes, cancers..you just name it.
To be frank, physiologists have warned that all who sit for 12 hours a day with less activity are 70 to 80 percent more at risk of dying prematurely.
If you find yourself in such a sedentary job you may want to consider walking around your office every hour or better still stretching your body for the best of blood circulation.
3. Eat more leafy vegetables
Our grandparents will always tell us that life is in the mystery of the green leaf...and that's absolutely true.
In fact, it has been seen that vegetarians live much longer than those who stick to the consumption of meat. So how do we make this work? First of all, you will have to start introducing many vegetables to your meals (Green leafy vegetables).
If possible, going completely organic in the mornings stays the most excellent way of achieving this feat of living over a 100. Greens are medicine to our bodies.
They wash out the toxins from our blood, act as antioxidants, provide all the basic nutrients we ever need and most of all acts as the best anti-aging resort.
The good old exercise stays as one of the best ways to keep fit. You may not have the means to sign up to the gym - but no need for that.
Nature has given us the leeway to use all the wide array of land for you to have your morning jogs and aerobics other than spending lots of money to gym owners.
Exercise is medicine both to the body and soul as it gives you the chance of communicating with nature and appreciating its beauty.
5. Staying Positive
Psychologists have revealed that over 50 percent of persons suffering from depression and other mental illnesses are less likely to live a longer life.
Think of the suicide, self-harm and self-rejection and the effect(s) they have on their victims. Having a social life and always remaining positive and grateful. The mind always responds to a possible mindset so keep remaining positive and trust me, you would live longer as never expected.
6. Go for routine checks
It is highly risky to wait for a breakdown before deciding to see the doctor. Doctors say that most cases of emergencies have been linked to the failure by patients to have routine check-ups at the hospital.
Having a routine check-up saves you from being hit by serious health complications. A person with high blood pressure can best manage it if constant routine checks are ensured.
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