It’s been awhile since my last post… Life has been busy! I was doing some pondering this past weekend and decided to write a general post about good health. Back to the basics! -Sam
Living healthy is all about lifestyle changes – ensuring a disciplined life and a happy soul. Good health is not just about physical well-being but is also about a happy and peaceful mind. Mental health has a major role in ensuring over good health of an individual. Let’s have a brief look into different ways which can ensure our good health.
Think About Your Diet:
Unhealthy diet or one which is rich in highly processed foods available easily in the supermarkets might taste delicious, but they are extremely bad for your body. Why have foods high in preservatives, sugar or additives – instead, stick to fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy which are right in nutrients.
Have Frequent Small Meals:
Never skip your meals, especially when you are dieting. Skipping meals, especially breakfast causes storing up of fats. Besides, having heavy meals isn’t recommended as it takes times to digest and often leads to indigestion. Having small meals in a day, helps in ensuring you have a healthy metabolism and your body is fit.
Having a healthy and nutritious diet isn’t enough, if you do not exercise regularly. Regular exercises help in improving the blood circulation, keeps away fat and improves the flexibility of the body. You can do a few aerobic workouts which include brisk walks, on-spot jumping and jogging. Exercising 30 minutes in a day is good enough.
People often reveal that they find it difficult to find time for meditation. It might be challenging to find that quiet corner at home, especially if you have children. But remember, even 10 minutes of meditation does make a huge difference. Just close your eyes and you need to take a few deep breaths. You can easily get rid of anxiety and stress with just a few minutes of meditation. It makes a person sleep better, happier and youthful.
Mobile phones, televisions and professional commitments are one of the reasons why many people stay up late at night and wake early as well. However, sleep deprivation can be quite unhealthy and lead to serious complications. Our body needs 8 hours of sleep daily. If we are sleep deprived, it can lead to low levels of energy, irritability, drowsiness and even can cause a change in the personality.
Dehydration can be risky and in the long run can have serious consequences. Keep a bottle of work close-by if you have a lot of desk job to do. Keep drinking water at regular intervals of times. All our organs need water for their proper functioning, especially the kidneys. Our kidneys need water to flush away the toxins and other wastes from the body. Besides, water is needed to maintain the elasticity of our skin as well.
Stop Smoking Immediately:
Do you smoke? If you smoke even once in a day, you need to stop it immediately. Smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol are two bad habits which are extremely bad for the body. If you are looking forward to a happy and fulfilling life, you need to cut down a few bad habits.