Thinking about a better lifestyle? 10 health tips to help you

A doctor in Barcelona gives the main practical health tips for a better daily life.


A balanced diet

A good and balanced diet is the key to a healthier life. You should eat a wide range of fruits and vegetables, lots of proteins and avoid fat food. It is important to consume the right amount of calories in balance with the energy that you burn.

Avoid smoking

It is already well known that smoking is bad for your health for several reasons and many are the benefits of quitting. By not smoking you can reduce future risks of the diseases related with tobacco and you can improve your life expectancy. If you would need a further  assistance, you can always call a doctor to help you quitting. If you plan to reach this goal during your holidays you can contact a doctor in Barcelona. 

Drink water and avoid alcohol

Water is really important in your daily life, it is recommended to drink between 1 and 1,5 litres of water each day.

On the other hand, it is recommended to moderate alcohol consumption, sugary softs and fizzy drinks.

When it’s hot outside but you keep on sporting you are recommended to hydrate even more.


Eat enough fruits and vegetables

It is considered to be one of the fundamental health tips to eat a good variety of fruits and vegetables each day. You will get the necessary fibres, vitamins and it contains heaps of liquid. It is the “all in one food”.

Choose good carbs

You should go for good carbs, whole grain is the best option.

Eat less salt

Eating too much salt can raise your blood pressure. Even if you don’t use salt, the food you bought probably already contains it. For example, in breakfast cereals, soups, breads and sauces. You can consult the report of the National Health Service to see how much salt you are allowed to consume each day. Please call a doctor for more details.

Cut down on saturated fat and sugar

Choose the foods with healthy fats, limit foods high in saturated fat and be careful about the quantity of fat you are eating. Food that we usually consume and contain saturated fat:

  • hard cheese
  • cakes
  • biscuits
  • sausages
  • cream
  • butter
  • lard
  • pies


Do not skip breakfast

A healthy breakfast is important for a balanced life. Some people skip breakfast thinking that it will help them to lose weight. On the contrary, research shows that people who eat breakfast are less subjected to gain weight.

Get active!

In addition to eating high-quality foods, physical activity can help you reach and maintain a healthy life.

Getting regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health. According to our doctor in Barcelona it lowers the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, strokes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and certain cancers plus it can also help control stress, improve sleep, boost mood, keep weight in check, and reduce the risk of falling and improve cognitive functions.

The precise amount of exercise needed to achieve or maintain a healthy weight varies based on a person’s diet, daily routine and age.

Healthy mind in a healthy body

In today’s fast life style, we can really be stressed and so busy that we do not get the time to eat properly or to do some exercise. We feel under pressures because of our targets and we forget to have a moment of time for ourselves. To have a healthy lifestyle it is recommended to have a good work/life balance, to avoid stress and dedicate time to activities that can improve your quality of life. It can help you to balance out both your mind and your body.

Follow our health tips and you will have a great lifestyle!

If you are travelling and you need to call a doctor in Barcelona, you can always find it at your disposition 24/7.