Every new year, we tend to look and aim for better life. Plans are being laid out mentally or physically. Good ideas prop up. Over time, concentration and keen commitment are vanished. Thus, leaving such ideas and plans as mere sketches and blueprints that were never enacted.
If you are aiming for a stress reduced and healthy life, try these 12 beneficial tips below:
Exercise- It doesn’t need to be costly, you can try walking around the neighborhood. You can get fresh air that will improve your respiratory system and make your locomotors active. Twenty to thirty minutes of walking would be enough for the day.
Food- Pay attention to your intake. Choose good food. Veggies are good sources of fiber and vitamins. Try to minimize your red meat intake. Opt for beans and legumes as meat substitutes. It would be nice if you practice one meatless day a week. It would also be beneficial if you have two or three servings of fish a week. Lessen your sugar intake. Choose different spices in lieu of salt. Show the world that healthy people are happy eaters.
Water- It is a must to have enough water in our body. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily will aid our body to maintain healthy skin, good resistance and regular bowel movement.
Dental Hygiene- You can enjoy your eating if you have well maintained teeth. To further help you in digestion, your teeth must be strong and cavity free. Remember that good digestion will enable you to get the nutrients that your body needs.
Connect with others- Do not isolate yourself. Be sociable. Join your favorite civic oriented group. It feels good doing something for others even through little ways. Share your blessings
Take a hobby- Give yourself time to unwind. Detach from your routines once in a while. Doing something new will help you release your stress.
Be Forgiving- Always look at the bright side of life. Forgive and forget.
Laugh- You need more muscles to frown than to laugh. Good laugh makes you feel lighter and younger. Laughing is also believed to attract positive energies.
Go outdoors- Having fun under the sun is a good way to release you tension. Equip yourself with those sun block and creams to avoid burning your skin.
Establish ties- Familiarize yourself with your environment. It is more relaxing if you know the place you are into.
Have goals- Setting goals will give direction to your life. A well managed life is the key to reaching your aspirations.
Rest- This is the most important reward we can give to ourselves. Sleep rejuvenate sour body and mind. A relax body and mind will lead us to right direction, good decision and healthy lifestyle.
We can’t deny the fact that more and more people are becoming conscious of their fitness. A lot of people are now watching what they eat. Some of them are event taking the time off from work just to be able to exercise. The question is, are you one of them? The information drive on how people will stay fit and healthy has been going on for many years. However, a lot of people are still not into the craze—completely. So why not ask yourself now, why aren’t you being fit?
I am trying to be fit.
Trying is very different from doing. Trying to be fit is a different thing from actually being fit. If you are one of the persons who have or are having (regular) slips in trying to be fit, then maybe it is time for you to rethink that cycle.
Sure, you aren’t a robot. You can’t just wake up one morning and say that you will not eat any sweets for the rest of your life. That would only make you miserable and discontented in the process. Start little by little. For example, if you eat one pint of ice cream every week, try to cut it back by half a pint for two weeks. Then, cut it back to a quarter pint until you find yourself used to the small amount of intake. You would eventually find that you’re not craving for that ice cream cup every movie night.
I don’t have the time.
People nowadays seem to be always on the go. That is why it isn’t surprising that some of them will not have the time to exercise and prepare healthy meals. But time is not reason enough. You can still maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle even if you are always busy.
Instead of buying coffee in the morning before you rush to work, why not purchase a glass of fresh fruit juice cooler? Instead of riding a cab to your house, why not take a night walk? If your office is just at the third or fourth floor, try taking the stairs. The extra walk would surely burn some unwanted calories.
I’m not sick so therefore, I’m healthy.
Not being sick does not automatically list you in the fit and healthy category. You will never know when you are going to be sick. So you need all the nutrients you could get now. Your immune system may be strong for a decade but are you sure that it would still protect you in the next ones?
Take precautionary measures. Switch to a healthy lifestyle now.