Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle has neven been very easy. Experts and adverts all around you gives tons of conflicting advices. Although, leading a healthy life doesn’t need to be complex.
Start with changing unhealthy habits to healthy ones and make them your favorites.Sahara Sanders
Here are a few simple steps to follow that will keep you at your healthiest both inside and out.
1. Always eat breakfast
Skipping breakfast is a common dietary habit practiced among most of the people and is strongly associated with obesity.
Experts also suggests that skipping breakfast can lead to increased risk of health complications such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
2. Exercise regularly
Exercise is a fundamental and non negotiable component of a healthy lifestyle.
Physical activities actually make you feel happier. It upgrades your mood and reduces the feelings of depression, anxiety and stress. It produces changes in parts of brain that mainly regulates stress and anxiety.
Parallaly, it also helps with :-
- Weight loss
- Stimulates muscle building and build bone density
- Increases your energy levels
- Promotes a better sex life
- Reduces pain
- Improves sleep quality and relaxation
- Enhances brain health and memory
- Improves skin health
- Reduces the risk of chronic disease
- Helps maintaining a healthy weight
3. Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated is crucial for a healthy lifestyle. It makes your body healthier. Your body looses water constantly through breathing, sweating, urinating. So if you do not take in enough fluids, you will become dehydrated which does not come under healthy lifestyle category.
4. Practice healthy eating throughout the day.
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.Jim Rohn
Give your body some real food. The best way to be healthy is to take care of your body from within by keeping it clean and hydrated. Choose unprocessed, whole foods that represents exactly what they look like in nature.
Its best to eat a combination of plants and animals such as meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts as well as high fat dairy products, oils and some other healthy fats.
If you are a healthy person, then eating whole unrefined carbs such as sweet potatoes, legumes, potatoes, whole grains like oats are absolutely fine.
But if you are obese, overweight or have shown symptoms of metabolic diseases like diabetes, then reducing major carbohydrates from your diet can lead to substantial improvements.
5. Don’t neglect dental hygiene
Keeping your mouth fresh and healthy is a daily commitment. Good oral and dental hygiene helps to prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease by keeping bacteria at bay. Healthy mouth can help to achieve healthy body. Thus one can lead a healthy lifestyle.
6. Eliminate toxic things going into your body
Most of the things people put in their body are downright toxins.
These may include tobacco, alcohol and abusive drugs which are highly addictive thus making it harder for the people to quit or avoid them.
If you have problems with any of these then proper diet and regular exercise are the least of your concern.
While alcohol is fine in moderation for those who can tolerate it, but cigars and drugs are a big NO as they are worst for everyone.
Parallaly consuming disease promoting junk foods are also toxic for your body. Probably the one most effective way for a healthy lifestyle is to reduce processed, canned foods from your diet.
Of course it is a bit tough because most of these convenience foods are designed to be extremely tasty and hard to resist.
Some of these foods which contains ingredients like added sugars are among worst as it includes sucrose and high- fructose corn syrup. They can damage your metabolism when consumed in excess, though many people can tolerate it when consumed in moderate amounts.
7. Get your sleep and avoid stress
Sleep is the powerful stress reducer. It helps to soothe and restore the body, regulates mood, improves concentration, and sharpens judgement and decision making. You are a better version of yourself and able to manage with stress when you are well rested.