10 Things To Consider To Live a Healthy Life
This is where many people struggle, and where things can get really unhealthy, really quickly. As worldly humans, we can truly only balance three things at one time. Although not that easy, it is the key to a healthy lifestyle. But it’s not so easy.
Let’s try to pick just three from the following:
a) Friends (Socializing)
b) Family (Spending quality time)
c) Loving yourself (Taking out time – just for yourself)
d) Work (Routine earning time)
e) Sleep (Body’s necessity)
f) Exercise or Fitness
Check or visualize your routine first. Tough choice to pick three, or are you really only doing one of these?
Although these choices would change over time and situations, these would help you to put more focus on your priorities, ultimately leading to a better life.
Now the point is: How to prioritize? This comes with practice and following a disciplined daily routine.
Apart from the above you may need to prioritize following too:
· Mental Peace
· Living a life with purpose and positivity in life
· Getting out for recreation or leisure more often including joining hobby classes or a simple hangout with healthy people
2. Happy Mind
“The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke.
Most important in today’s lifestyle is a sound mind within a sound body. Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. It surely affects our daily living, relationships, and paramount to a healthy body. Always add a little smile to your face during socializing.
It is most necessary to help you unlock your full potential and attain positivity in your daily life.
3. Healthy Diet
Take a diet that is plant-based, preferably organic. It will always prove to be far healthier than foods that are processed. Maintain your food intake and energy output ratio. A lot depends on your body needs but the following tips are always beneficial:
It serves as an important factor in relieving us from monotony of routine life. Humans need social experiences to learn their culture and to survive. Our cognitive beliefs, perceptions, intellectual concepts of how the world is put together to help us develop our personality. The Cognitive, Behavioral and Emotional components of our personality develop by socializing and helps us lead a balanced healthy life.
You’re the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, so the more time you spend around healthy people, the better it is. Eat with people who are health conscious and get workout buddies. It makes healthy living even more fun!
5. Quality Sleep
When you don’t rest well, you compensate by eating more. A routine quality sleep should be a priority to get a healthy life. A continuous sleep-debt could prove hazardous in life.
The time depends on the individual’s body needs. In general, 7-8 hours are the most preferred sleep hours.
And once you know how many hours you need, make sure it’s quality sleep. You may achieve it through following add-ons:
1. Pre-Sleep relaxing time with Zero screen time (gadgets) 30 minutes before bed
2. Consistent sleep schedule
3. A small snack 15-30 minutes before bedtime may promote sleep.
4. Limit nicotine and caffeine intake to less than two servings per day, and avoiding after noon.
5. Avoid alcohol totally or at least four to six hours before bedtime.
Start paying attention to your sleep and make sure you’re getting the rest you need to stay healthy and fight off diseases like stress and even cancer.
6. Body Exercise
Doing a routine exercising brings fabulous benefits to our health, including increase of life span, lowering of risk of diseases, higher bone density, and weight loss. Increase physical activity in your life. Tips for body movement:
· Choose walking over transport for close distances.
· Use bicycle for at least 2-3 hours per week.
· Restrict the use of lifts; climb the stairs instead.
· Join gym or aerobics classes.
· Add variation in body exercises.