Improve Your Vision Naturally – Important Diet and Exercise Tips
Article by Daniel Zarrilli
Much has been written about ways to improve your eyesight naturally and to enjoy life again without the need for glasses. The most encouraging thing you can know is that this is entirely possible for the majority of people who take the time to research this topic. However, it won’t just happen because you want it to, some definite changes need to be made in your lifestyle and an effort on your part is required.
The good news here is that this is not at all hard to do. In actuality this is quite simple and your overall health and well being will benefit along with your vision.
So Lets get started by understanding what got us here.
The eyes are an important part of our body, and like our body, suffer from some of the same problems we subject ourselves to. Things like poor diet, over use and under use of certain muscle groups (muscles control and shape the eye), lack of exercise, stress and strain and much more, contribute to our failing eyesight.
Now is the time to “Make a New You Resolution”
At the top of our resolution list is Diet.
A good and sensible diet is important to eye health. We have, since grade school known about the benefits to eyesight that consuming carrots create. But other foods are equally important to improving eyesight as well.
Cold water fish are a source of DHA and recommended to prevent dry eye
Spinach, kale and other green leafy vegetables are rich in carotenoids, and help to protect the eyes from sun and blue light damage. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins like A, C, E and beta-carotene, all needed for healthy eyes. Yellow vegetables like carrots and squash are important for day time vision. Eggs are a source of protein and also assist in preventing cataracts. Other important foods are garlic, onions and shallots (antioxidants), Soy (rich in protein), Blueberries and grapes (improve night vision), Nuts, legumes and whole grains (Omega – 3 fatty acids, lower cholesterol and stabilize cell membranes).
An overall healthy diet is important here, many popular diets can work for you, but careful research and consideration should be applied by you, as some diets can have an unhealthy effect on you. My personal favorite and one that I enjoy is the Mediterranean diet as it uses all the healthy foods mentioned here and has few restrictions and is rich in flavor and nutrients.
Improved eyesight is just one benefit here, other side effects can be weight loss, reduced body fat, lower cholesterol, more energy and a big boost in self esteem, just to name a few. Not bad so far.
Our next resolution is Exercise.
Key here is exercise and relaxation techniques specific to the eye; however an overall body exercise regime would compliment our healthy diet very well. Some easy exercises to get us started.
Sit, relax and roll the eyes slowly clockwise and counter-clockwise. Repeat this six times blinking between each.
Focus on a far away object 150 feet away and slowly bring your focus to an object 30 feet away repeat far and near focusing a half dozen times, blinking to keep the eyes moist.
Next extend your arm holding a pen and focus on it as you slowly bring it toward you until you lose focus, slowly back and forth as you focus on the pen, 3 sets of ten in between other exercises.
Try to lose your dependency on your glasses by not wearing them as often as you can do without them. Without straining to see this can help relax and strengthen them as well.
Relax by closing your eyes and very lightly massage them with your fingertips with a slow circular motion. Extend this massage to your temples and around your eye sockets while breathing slow and deep.
These are just a few techniques and tips you can begin to use on your way to improve your vision naturally. They alone may not be sufficient to improve your eyesight naturally but along with other exercises, techniques and diet you implement as a daily routine will help you to attain this goal. Research this topic and you can find much information to help you.
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