How to live a better, healthier, happier lifestyle? A question that we get all the time. Here are some steps to a healthy lifestyle
Go to bed earlier wake up earlier
Experts recommend that adults should get at least 7 hours of Quality sleep per night. If you’re not getting enough sleep at night, you will experience daytime sleepiness which makes your day unproductive. You might also experience accidents, irritability, and forgetfulness.
Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis can also lead to more long-term health consequences like getting sick more often, depression, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes. You can simply find out the best bedtime for you, based on when you have to wake up in the morning and counting backward by 7 hours.
Drink more water
Drinking more water leaves you countless benefits like improving your bodily functions, washing out toxins of your body and aiding weight loss. Try to drink at least 2L of water everyday. One way to drink more water is to keep a water bottle near you at all times.
And yes. A glass of water as soon as waking up! Drinking water first thing in the morning is a good way to quickly rehydrate your body. So if you want to live a healthy lifestyle, drink more water!
Don’t skip breakfast
Its really important to start your day with a healthy meal or beverage. Your first meal helps you get your body on track for the rest of the day. You should have breakfast within two hours of waking up. Consuming a healthy breakfast restores the glucose levels in the body and lowers stress levels . There’s no better way to start the day than with the right breakfast!
Regular physical activity can lower your risk of heart and circulatory disease by 35%, create higher bone density and increase your life span.
According to the WHO guidelines, Get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week,or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity for a healthy lifestyle.
According to one government estimate, the average American spends 90% of his or her life indoors. Spending time outside have many health benefits.
Rather than working out in a gym try to get outside, get some sunlight and fresh air. It will be such a mood booster. More ever studies shows that, exposure to greenery is good for your health. A brisk walk, jogging, bike ride or running is not only a mood booster. It is also a way of getting excercise.
Cut out processed food and Eat healthy
You are what you eat! So don’t be fast, cheap or fake! Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Always try to eat something beneficial to your body. Processed foods, such as ready meals, baked goods, and processed meats, can have negative health effects. REPLACE your unhealthy eating habits with healthier ones. It will helps you to live a healthy life.
Give your mind a break
Often we become too focused on the negative, On what we are currently struggling with or what’s going wrong in our lives. Take a break. Everyone needs some time to themselves.
Do try to listen something very relaxing everyday. Listen to nature sounds or relaxing music. Music has many health benefits. It can help you to reduce stress.
Get a journal and write about what you feel and how your day went.
Read a book. Wheather it is fictional or nonfictional it takes you out of your world and your problems and make you focus on something other than yourself. And also it will expand your mind, teach you new knowledge, and make you a more interesting person.
Spend quality time with your loved ones
Spending time with your loved ones can improve your health, Reduces stress, Boosts self-confidence, Enhances physical health. So put down your phone, talk to them face to face, have a meal together.
Pet your cat or dog. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels.