Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is an important aspect of long and happy life. We often think we are maintaining a healthy lifestyle but when researched, it was found out that not many are taking good care of their health. In the quest for building wealth, we often neglect the biggest wealth – our own health.
Leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t very hard, just following these few easy steps and you’ll be good to go:
1. Make it a Routine
Always wake up and sleep early. Staying up late at night can affect your health. Maintaining a good daily routine in which you eat, sleep and drink in a healthy manner is the key to a good health.
Make a plan of your day in which you can specify time towards exercise. Weather you go to a gym or take a basic walk for just a few minutes a day, it can really improve your health.
- Moderate exercise helps a lot
Talking a short walk every day for a minimum of 15 minutes goes a long way. No need to spend hours at the gym, when brisk walking and moderate physical activity can do the job. Make sure that you consciously keep exercise as your focus.
So if you are taking a lift, avoid it and take the stairs instead. If you are confined to your workstation, take 2 minutes out to stretch your legs and take a walk around the office space.
- Food habits
These days, the food we eat are mostly chemically fertilized and can be quite harmful to our health, so we should try to avoid those and switch to organic foods. Try and add lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet instead of oily and fatty foods.
Drinking alcohol has become a staple for people during parties and enjoyment; try to limit yourself to 1 or 2 drinks only in order to maintain a good lifestyle.
Eat everything but have a portion control of each time so you are taking the adequate nutrition and not more to harm your health. If the portion is not in check, a person can either become over or underweight, both of which are extremely harmful. If someone is underweight, it can be due to fewer intakes of proper nutrients and that can lead to illnesses.
- Maintain optimal body weight
If overweight that means a person has consumed extra nutrients which are also not good and can lead to sickness such as high blood pressure, heart stroke, diabetes etc.
Being overweight is one of the most harmful things and hence it is advised to keep weight in check. Here are some simple ways to reduce weight:
- Make a goal of each week as to how many pounds they have to lose.
- Plan healthy meals and include high nutritional foods.
- For snacks, consume healthy ones instead of oily. One can eat Yogurt, fresh fruits, fresh juices and low sugar desserts.
- Exercise should become a major part of the day. One should spend at least 1 hour in the gym or 30 minutes for walking.
- Try to be as active as possible, avoid using cars or public transport for short distances.
- Aim for realistic weight goals and keep in mind their capacity of controlling.
- Try to maintain a timetable for each thing they do in the day so everything is organized.
Following these tips and ways, you can easily keep excess weight at bay and be healthy.
- Don’t ignore mental health
Whilst taking care of your health, make sure to keep in check your mental health as it can be affected adversely due to stress in worries of daily life. Meditation and yoga are stress reliefs and can help to calm the mind. A stressed mind will always be a troubled one and this can affect a person’s daily life routine such as sleep, activity, and eating.
- Control the urge to smoke
Many people these days are addicted to smoking. Smoking is one of the most harmful habits a person can have. It not only harms your own health but also those of your loved ones with the passive smoke they are forced to inhale. Quit smoking and it will improve one’s lifestyle and health a lot better. Try a less harmful way and move to e–cigarettes, which have been introduced to help people break the habit of smoking. E-cigarettes are a handheld electronic device which produces vapor upon heating the liquid.
As evident, these tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle aren’t very hard to follow. All you need is the will and a bit of determination to make it happen in your favor. Follow these tips and be ready to welcome a healthier ‘You’ in 2018.
by Peter Davidson, Negosentro |