Being Healthy Should Not Be An Option – It’s the Only Option!
Living in this generation taught me that every single situation happens because I allow it to happen. That everything is a result of a decision – whether it’s good or bad. This is not only applicable with our life situation but also with one of the most important aspect of our life: Health. Today, you may be feeling all right and jolly. The next day, you’re feeling dizzy and unmotivated to get up and go out of the house. These situations happen because of certain situations we make for our health.
Well the reality is all of us wants to be healthy, right? I mean who doesn’t? But let’s admit it, we tend to choose to be busy and to be rushing all the time that we leave little to no time for ourselves to do the things we should be doing: eating healthy meals, exercising, taking vitamins, unwind and just be healthy. These are being set aside most of the time. That’s why today allow me to share with you my top 7 list of things that I think would give a great difference in our lives to make a better living and wellness.
Tips to Live a Healthy Life
DRINK MORE WATER
I have written a blog regarding how important it is to stay hydrated. Increasing your water intake is one of the easiest ways to make each system run more smoothly. If you drink the suggested amount of water a day, it won’t do you any harm nor will you lose from it.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
We don’t feel very good when we don’t sleep well, but more importantly, continuous sleep deprivation can contribute serious health problems such as high blood pressure, increased stress hormones, and irregular heartbeat.
MAKE A MEAL PLAN
It is an important thing t plan your meal ahead. Even if you only prepare one healthy meal and snack at the beginning of the week, it will help save you from unnecessary spending and making poor food choices.
TAKE A DAY OFF
Take a day off! It’s that time when you can bond with family and friends, which is good for your mental and physical health. People who take more vacations live longer and are less likely to have heart disease and other health problems.
Exercise can help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and colon cancer. It can help treat depression, osteoporosis, and high blood pressure. People who exercise also get injured less often.
EAT MORE GREENS
One of the best things you can do for your health is to eat more vegetables, specifically greens! Whether it’s spinach, kale, arugula, broccoli or bok choy – it is pure life. Your skin will thank you. Your mood will thank you. Your digestion will thank you. Every single thing will thank you when you eat more greens.
HAVE A HEART OF GRATITUDE
Research studies in mental health show that grateful people tend to be healthier than their not so grateful counterparts. They have a tendency to to engage in healthier lifestyle traits such as regular exercise and eating a healthy diet. Those who practice daily gratitude also tend to have better immune function, antioxidant function, and handle stress better which has all sorts of tremendous health benefits such as decreasing the risk of heart disease and more.
These simple tips can go a long way toward improving your health and wellness. Don’t just focus on your goals and dreams only. Focus on your health too and more! For you being unhealthy, you’ll have a hard time achieving your long-term goals. With the tips above, it’s easy to get your body feeling great every day.