Where the world never stops even for a second, we live demanding lives and hustling 24/7. We do not lay enough emphasis on our health and well-being. Hence, it is necessary to end up being stressed and getting dangerous ailments like Cancer, Diabetes, and Hypertension. Developing healthy habits can go a long way in leading a healthy, long life while also focusing on your daily life goals.
Facts first, according to a study conducted by the National Cancer Institute, regular exercise helps control weight, maintain healthy bones, joints, muscles, and prevent high blood pressure. Thus, exercise is a must to lead a healthy life. It could be something as simple as brisk walking for 30 minutes or making small changes in your routine like choosing stairs instead of the lift, taking a 15-minute walk after lunch, etc. Your exercise routine doesn’t have to be vigorous. Little things can do wonders for your health.
2. Eat healthy and get your greens
Eat food rich in vitamins, proteins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Eat large portions of fruits and vegetables and smaller portions of sugar and carbs. Eat green leafy vegetables. These are simple habits that can be practiced and not only will it ensure that you have a good body but eating the right food will make your skin glow. So, get glowing!
3. Never skip breakfast
Eating a moderate to heavy breakfast gives you the energy to work efficiently throughout the day but heavy breakfast doesn’t mean eating unhealthy or oily food, it means eating food that is high in fiber and protein like whole-grain cereals and bread, low-fat milk, fruit, and yogurt.
4. Stay Hydrated
Getting the proper amount of water is essential for your body as every cell, tissue, and organ needs water to work efficiently. Ideally, eight glasses of water should be consumed but there’s one more thing to keep in mind that you drink enough to pee/urinate every 2-4 hours and the urine should be light in color.
5. Maintain Dental Hygiene
Research shows that regular flossing could add over 6 years to your life. You should, therefore, build a habit of flossing your teeth before getting to bed. Also, brushing your teeth twice a day and especially before sleeping is essential to kill all the bacteria that might attack your teeth and gums because of all the food you’ve consumed during the day.
Getting a solid 7-9 hours of sleep clears away the fatigue of the day’s work while making you feel fresh and your brain focused. When you get enough sleep, your mind can concentrate well and you feel happy and good in your body. Lack of sleep can make you forget things, reduce attention span and concentration, and cause drowsiness during the day. Avoid using your mobile phone or laptop before going to sleep because it can trouble you in dozing off.
7. Yoga And Meditation
Yoga for the body and meditation for the mind and soul is the key to a healthy life. Yoga can be very therapeutic and it soothes your mind and body. It makes you flexible and has the benefits of fighting a lot of diseases. Meditation takes away all the stress from the mundane and tiresome activities you do. Meditating also helps your mind concentrate better.
8. Avoid Alcohol And Smoking
While you may enjoy the high and good trip but at the end of the day, alcohol and smoking are injurious to health. Alcohol consumption can cause problems in the liver while smoking destroys and kills your lungs slowly and you might even get lung cancer or gum cancer which can ultimately take your life. So, to lead a healthy and long life, avoid these things, and if you want, enjoy a glass of red wine every once in a while because it does no harm.
Cleanliness on the inside as well as on the outside is important. Keeping your house clean, changing your bedsheets and pillowcases from time to time, disinfecting your house is very important. These things also affect your overall well-being directly or indirectly. Also, maintaining the cleanliness of your own body, taking shower regularly, brushing your teeth twice a day, and regular grooming is essential to lead a healthy life.
10. Pursuing A Hobby
Life can get really monotonous so you need some time to rejuvenate your mind. Practicing a hobby like playing a sport, painting by a lake, sketching your favorite portraits, doing skincare, writing what’s on your mind, maintaining a diary or journal. These things give you a break from the fast-moving world and a skill that you can call yours. It helps you lead a healthy and happy life.
Sauna therapy is an excellent tool for recovery because it improves blood flow, helps eliminate toxins, and relaxes the muscular and nervous systems. Sauna also eases symptoms of depression. It relaxes your body and reduces fatigue.