Being healthy doesn’t mean a complete change of lifestyle. With these simple tips, you can start to live a healthier life today, with almost no effort.
1. Drink more water
The human body is made up of is 90 percent water, so remember to keep hydrated. Many physical discomforts, such as joint pain and headaches, are often due to drinking too little water.
2. Go for a walk
Walking is an easy way to exercise and keep your heart healthy.
3. Shut off
Taking time off to clear your thoughts will help you relax and achieve balance. You need to shut off completely, though – turn your cellphone, laptop, and tablet OFF.
4. Stop procrastinating
Letting things pileup can lead to unnecessary worry and stress. Stay on top of work, errands and responsibilities by getting them done as soon as possible.
5. Be grateful
To maintain a healthy and positive mind, list the things for which you are grateful for in your life. Listing your achievements or things you are proud of will also help you stay in a positive frame of mind.
6. Stop smoking and drinking
Stop smoking or chewing tobacco. This is a bad habit that can lead to many health issues, including heart disease and cancer. Drinking is also bad for your health, specifically your liver.
7. Fresh air and sunlight
Make sure you get enough fresh air and sunlight, especially if you work indoors. Also, make deep breathing a habit – even just 5 minutes of deep breathing a day can help you reduce stress and anxiety.
8. Get out of toxic relationships
If you spend a lot of time with someone that is physically or emotionally abusive, be it a partner, friend, or family member, get rid of them! If you can’t, try to resolve the situation by either telling them to change their attitude, or get help from your nearest police station. You deserve better!
9. Avoid high-risk sexual activity
Having multiple sexual partners increases your risk of sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs), including HIV and hepatitis B. You should also always use a condom to help reduce the risk of STIs and unplanned pregnancy.
Sleep is at the core of all mental, spiritual, and physical health – it affects everything. So make sure you get enough hours every night.