Everyone of us wants to be fit, healthy, and live a long active life. Right? But what do you do for it?
Well, we all know, that a healthy person doesn’t smoke, is at a healthy weight, exercises and eats healthy. Sounds simple, but those who have tried changing their habits know how difficult it could be. Some people decide to make drastic changes, but when they face the difficulties, they just lack motivation and give up.
The secret to healthy living ismaking small changes: glass of water in the morning, more physical activity, optimistic point of view – these are just a few simple ways to improve your lifestyle. Small changes lead to big results!
1. Drink a Glass of Water in the Morning
Wake up in the morning and drink one glass of room temperature water first off. You can put a slice of lemon or lime in the water if you don’t like its natural taste. Water helps to clear our system, bring on metabolism rate, and flush out the toxins. Some people even say that it helps to reduce weight!
2. Sleep Enough
Lack of sleep makes you feel tired and angry, you can’t concentrate. Lack of sleep can damage your physical health (especially heart) as well. Some studies have shown that 8 hours of sleep per 24-hour period is the average requirement for adults. But all people are different and the need for sleep can range from 6 to 10 hours. If you feel sleepy from 4 pm and 6 pm, you probably do not get enough rest. Although busy lives and responsibilities can get in the way of having a longer sleep, it is important to try and make time for a good sleep. If you struggle to sleep, it might be worth considering changing some things to see if they help you to sleep for the recommended time. It could be a good idea to consider checking the age of your mattress. If the mattress is older than 7-10 years, it should really be changed for a new one as this could be the reason that you’re struggling to get a good sleep. By visiting a company like Simba, people should be able to find a comfortable mattress that will help them to fall asleep easily. Hopefully, this will help people to remain comfortable in their beds, allowing them to sleep for longer. It’s so important to try and get a good night’s sleep every night, so make sure you’re doing all you can to get those hours in.
3. Stretch in the Morning!
Instead of snoozing in the morning, you can use your time more wisely. Stretch your back, your legs, your neck. It will wake your body from sleep. Stretching in the morning increases blood flow to your muscles providing an extra shot of oxygen and preparing them for a new day.
4. Take a Daily Walk
We all know about the advantages of physical activity, but most of us have neither time, nor desire to exercise. Use the stairs as often as possible instead of the elevator, take a walk with your friends, walk your dog a bit longer, than usually – use any possibility to be more physically active. Researchers say, that people only need to walk up to 19 km per week or for about 125 to 200 minutes per week to improve their heart health
5. Make Social Connections.
It is said that lonely people are more likely to become ill and die younger. People who have no friends are more stressed, depressed and often less physically active. Moreover, experts say that how socially connected a person tends to be is one of the most important ways of predicting his health and independence in later years
6. Study Ingredient Lists of Your Favorite Products.
The product’s ingredient list is very important as it shows you whether the food you’re about to buy contains unnatural and unhealthy ingredients. There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of unhealthy ingredients on the market and it is almost impossible to remember all of them. Luckily, you can find a lot of information on the Internet about them, so study all of your favorite and most common foods, cosmetics, and other products you buy. Harmful ingredients may cause various diseases, allergic reactions, and even cancer
9. Find New Activities!
Pick up a new activity involving the whole family and friends such as hiking, group sports, skiing or riding a bicycle. Finding a hobby can give you enjoyment and reduce stress. You’ll also start meeting people who have the same interests as you and may make some new friend
Enjoy your new hobby and remember – happy people live longer!
10. Love Your Life!
Relax! Don’t get nervous and angry because of the trivial things. Don’t be too serious. Smile, love others, and always look on the bright side of life!
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