Our body is our temple, what we do with it can immensely affect our health. It is our utmost priority to take proper care of our inner and outer body. Don’t take your health for granted, it defines your life and how you will enjoy it in the years to come. Your contribution in the society is dependent on your health and individuality.
Living a healthy life is not just about proper exercise and diet. It is also about having a positive attitude, a constructive self-image, a healthy lifestyle and an optimistic mindset. It is about taking care of the “whole you”, which involves your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. When you live a healthy lifestyle, you can live longer.
Do something now to correct the unhealthy behaviors, adopt these habits, and kickstart a fit lifestyle to enjoy your life to the fullest.
Keep yourself hydrated – Over 60% of our body is made up of water. It is essential to carry out necessary body functions, transport nutrients, remove waste, and carry oxygen around our body.
Focus on Fitness – Daily exercise can do the trick, it is considered as the closest thing we have to the fountain of youth. Regular exercise or just by keeping yourself moving and active will show positive effects on your heart, mind and metabolism. Walk when possible.
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables – Known to be rich in vitamins and minerals, it is highly suggested to incorporate fruits and vegetables in our daily diet. Satisfy your palate with these nutritious foods and it will greatly help enrich your diet. Fruits and vegetables are potent anti-oxidants which help to remove free radicals known to damage our cells and fights inflammation in our body. They become a strong defense line in our body which can strengthen our immune system.
Get More Sleep – Having a good sleep will help you feel more rested. It gives your body more time to rejuvenate and it is the best time for when your body repairs itself on a cellular level. Typically, the recommended hours of sleep is 7 to 9 hours.
Self-Love – Be true and love yourself. Indulge in activities that you enjoy. Go on a vacation. Giving yourself time to enjoy and relax will alleviate your mood and relieve stress. Being in a good mood and having your mind at peace will boost your immune system and it will radiate thru your body. Remember that a healthy lifestyle involves a healthy mind and body.
Manage Stress – Stress is an emotion that is hard to control, it can wreak havoc in one’s health. Studies show that stress can lead to a variety of health-related side effects, like headache, depression. It can also increases the risk of heart attack, diabetes, and reduced immunity. Managing stress can be done by engaging yourself in other behaviors that will release anxiety. You can do activities like yoga, meditation, light exercise, reconnecting with a friend or family, listening to music, taking a hot bath, diving into a pool, treating yourself to a spa or simply taking time for yourself to relax.
Pick up a New Hobby – Involve yourself in something new. Having a new interest will make you feel more fulfilled, it will satisfy your thoughts and you will feel better for learning something outside of family and work. It will soon be your stress-reliever too.
Drink Less Often – Limit is the word. Excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to weight gain or stall and has negative effects on health, especially for our liver. When we limit heavy binge drinking, we save not only our liver, but our wallets too.
When we want to start creating and reinventing ourselves towards a healthier lifestyle, it doesn’t mean to make drastic changes. People adapt to changes better when it doesn’t require completely restarting their entire lives. Start small, pick one goal and begin working on it every day. You’ll be surprised because those small changes really make a BIG difference.