Everyone aspires to live a long life with healthier lifestyle. But do we do something about it? Most of us don’t really do so.
There are few basic traits of a healthy person like balanced weight, right posture, disease free body and the one who eats healthy and adopts healthy habits.
Though, being healthy sounds very easy, it’s not really so. A lot of people struggle a lot to make amendments in their lifestyle. Some people generally tend to make major changes in their lifestyle but due to the challenges faced by them, they lose motivation and give up on their goals.
The foremost thing to stay healthy is by just making little changes in your lifestyle. We have rounded up 10 ways that will help you in keeping healthier in the long run.
- Keep yourself hydrated:
The first thing you need to do every morning is to drink a glass or two of water. You can add a few drops of lemon juice to it to boost up the taste as well as its nutritional value.
Drinking water helps in removing toxins from our body, maintaining metabolism rate, reducing weight and transporting nutrients in the body. It also helps in boosting energy level in the body and keeps us mentally aware.
- Get a good sleep:
Most of us tend to cut out on our sleep because we prefer spending our time more in front of laptop, television and phone screen. If we don’t get enough sleep, we get tired, irritated and lose our focus. According to U.S News, it can severely impact our health.
Sleeping for about 8 hours a day minimises the risk of chronic diseases and improves the overall well being in the long term. If you feel sleepy in between 4pm to 6pm, it could be a sign that your body is not getting enough rest.
- Take a walk:
Most of us are engaged in our busy lives and are too tired to exercise. We should try to use staircase and avoid using lifts or escalators. Rather than sitting with your friends and talking, we should prefer taking a walk instead. If you have a pet, take him out for a walk and spend good amount of time in doing that.
It helps to boost up the mood, minimising the risk of any chronic diseases and helps to lower down anxiety. It also helps to improve the heart health.
- Pick up a new activity:
Explore and find out some fun activities like riding a bicycle, hiking, trekking, skiing, or simple sports like football, basketball and so on. Involve your friends or family in it. Enjoy some unique adventures.
Involving in these activities helps you to beat the blues. Meet people who have similar interests, grow, learn and inspire each other. Don’t forget to keep yourself happy as happy people live longer.
Many of us refrain from sitting under the soon to avoid tanning. But we forget that sunlight provides us with Vitamin D which is vital to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and it also helps to enhance the immunity of the body.
Provide your body with a decent sunbath but avoid too much of it as it can cause severe burns.
- Stretch your body:
The first thing when you are tucked in your blanket in the morning is probably snoozing. Rather than doing that, you can probably use that time in something more productive like stretching your body parts like hands, back, neck and legs.
Stretching the body intensifies the blood flow in the body and helps you in fighting off the laziness and preparing you to get up.
- Indulge in healthy snacks:
Other than eating unhealthy food items like potato chips, cookies and ice creams, you can go for healthier food options like berries, nuts, frozen grapes and so on. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients which are good for your body.
- Eat a healthy breakfast:
Breakfast is the most essential meal of the entire day, especially for the ones who are looking to shed off a few pounds. The people who skip breakfast feel hungry earlier and eat food items that have low nutritional value.
According to a research from the American Heart Association, people who eat a good breakfast are less likely to suffer from obesity or diabetes.
- Have friends:
People who stay lonely usually fall ill soon and are known to die younger. These people suffer from a plethora of problems like stress, depression and they are physically unfit.
The more you are socially connected to people and nature, the healthier you will be in the long run.
- Love life:
Don’t consider life as stressful and don’t be very upset with life no matter whatever is going on. You should always take everything on a positive note without worrying too much. You should be thankful and admire the beautiful things life has offered you.
These changes may seem very minor, but they can make a huge difference in making your lifestyle healthier.
- Author Bio/Credentials
Sara O Brown is a working mom, lives with her dentist husband and her adorable dog, Casper. She is passionate about traveling and cooking. She has been a regular contributor for-https://www.tesco.sg/food-love-stories