A healthier you would sleep well, eat quality food, exercise daily, hydrate properly, and stay positive. If this isn’t you yet, then it’s time for a change!
Health is wealth. It is as true as it gets. Money sure can buy you a Maserati or a Birkin bag but it will never be able to fix a medical issue that you might have.
It definitely will provide you with accessibility to the top-notch doctors but does that guarantee anything at all? No, it doesn’t.
Your health must be your priority. Unfortunately, with our day to day hustle and bustle, the only factor that we compromise on is definitely not our expensive outfits but our health.
Don’t be the person who regrets spending the young years of his/her life so engrossed in getting a degree or running after a job by overlooking his/her bodily needs.
If you’re any of the aforementioned, we got your back! There’s still plenty of time and room to make adjustments and pave your grand way towards a healthier tomorrow and most importantly, a healthier you.
Tips For A Healthier You
Here is a list of baby steps that you must take to run towards a positive change in your lifestyle that eventually will lead to a healthier you:
1. Get Your Beauty Sleep In
With an important presentation on the horizon or just a pop quiz, the following day/ week means pulling an all-nighter filled with hot flaming Cheetos among all other not so healthy food choices.
We get it, it is important and sometimes the only option but really, how often have we let go of the day time procrastinating or flipping through Instagram and Snapchat instead of working? The answer is embarrassingly high!
It is important to understand that sleeping is a necessary requirement for one’s body. It helps with resting your brain as well as your body.
The first step towards a healthier lifestyle is to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
The snooze must be uninterrupted, meaning no fancy phones or any gadgets around so that your brain is at distance with all those scary waves.
With that, it is pertinent to mention that a night’s sleep cannot and most importantly, must not be substituted with a prolonged snooze till afternoon.
The sleep must be at night! It’s dark out there for a reason, acknowledge it!
2. Eat Those Vegetables
As much as we hate the grass tasting spinach or those yucky kale leaves, they are extremely important for our bodies.
They, alongside many other vegetables and fruits, provide as with antioxidants which boosts our immunity so that we can fight those viruses.
With the produce, nuts like that of cashew nuts, almonds are nature’s savory candies covering major nutrition groups our bodies require.
To follow a healthy diet requires a proper plan and needless to say, an undying commitment.
If you’re one of those busy bees that need a meal plan or have some allergies with respect to food that you’re confused about, many websites operate as a house call doctor with numerous other services.
There’s no need to be concerned anymore, just hit them up and get your checkup with convenience at a meager cost.
3. Move That Body
Being active is pertinent to a healthy lifestyle. It will not just help you with achieving a 10/10 body but will also elevate your mood in an instance.
Further, working out also helps with clearing out the mind from the stresses of life, enabling you to be more present at all times and of course, tension-free!
A daily workout routine is a sure way towards a healthier you. Just make sure to add a few cardio and bodyweight exercises, as well as strength training too.
Variety in physical activity is key to work all your muscles and burn the extra fat around your waist.
Exercises like running, swimming, or jogging are easy cardio moves that don’t require special equipment and anyone can practice them.
Now, for weight training, you’ll have to use a pair of dumbbells, kettlebells, or a barbell. If you don’t have any of these, fill two bottles with water or sand, and use them as weights.
There are many strength training exercises you can try at home, so pick your favorites and mix them into a full 30-minute workout.
4. Drink Only The Good Stuff
And by drinking the good stuff I’m talking about WATER. This is the only liquid your body actually needs.
You have to get rid of the unhealthy habits of drinking alcohol whenever you go out, or sipping on soda while on the computer or in front of the TV. The healthier you doesn’t need this.
So make sure you have a glass of water around you, especially during and after your workouts. That’s when your body craves water the most.
Now, don’t get me wrong; I know drinking plain water at all times can get boring, but it’s for your own good.
If you want to add flavor to your water, make some fruit infused water. Just chop a couple of fruits and throw them into your water bottle for a sweet, fruity taste.
Coffee is also good for you if you don’t over drink it. Stick to no more than a cup of coffee a day and stay away from any kind of sweeteners. So no sugar in your coffee.
The same goes for your tea. While a cup of tea is very healthy, adding sugar to it is what makes it your health’s enemy. So drink your tea and coffee unsweetened.
I know I’m repeating myself when I say this, but stay away from:
- Energy drinks;
- Fruit juices, etc.
5. Think Positively
Your attitude can really make or break your day. So try to stay positive at all times.
Research shows that if you think positive, your body also reflects this: you walk straight, look taller, feel confident, and your immune system as well as your overall health boosts.
It’s like our bodies believe what we think. So make sure to think positively and always look for the bright side in life.
Hopefully, these tips will help you find the safest road towards a healthier you. Remember, the destination is always there; the road you take is the one that makes a difference.