Buddha said, “To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear”.
Most of us think that they are maintaining a healthy lifestyle, alongside from cheat meal somedays...we think we do a pretty good job of maintaining our health with good or atleast fair to middling eating habits and physical activity whenever we manage to fit it in. But is that enough to be considered as healthy?
So coming to the topic, in this blog we are going to discuss about some small steps/ tips which can add some value to maintain a healthy and less stressful life.
KEEP YOURSELF HYDRATED
Most of us don’t drink enough water every day, but the fact is it is necessary for our body to work properly. It plays a major role of functioning our body like removing waste, and transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout our bodies. Since water is expelled every day through urination, bowel movements, perspiration and breathing, we need to refill the amount of water in our body constantly. The amount of water we need depends on a variety of factors, but generally an average adult needs 2-3L water a day.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
A peaceful sleep is very important for your health, In fact, it is as important as other things like eating and exercising. According to national foundation guidelines it is advised that healthy adults need 7-9 hours of sleep. If you don’t sleep enough, you are most likely to eat more, usually only junk food. Most importantly getting enough sleep isn’t only about total hours of sleep. It’s about getting quality sleep with a peace of mind on a regular schedule so you feel rested when you wake up. If you often have trouble sleeping or if you often still feel tired after sleeping you must seek advice from your doctor.
Not just a few times a week, but every day. By moving your body in some way for 30 minutes a day, you will lower your risk of disease, No matter what your weight is, physical activity is important for all of us and not only it improves the blood circulatory system but it also assists us to keep focussed and improves overall health.
EAT FRUITS & VEGGIES
All fruits and vegetables are rich of vitamins and minerals, components which are essential to our health. It is also suggested that we should consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day to maintain health. Also try to eat the rainbow. Pick brightly-colored foods in the produce passage. These are high in antioxidants and make a more attractive plate. Here are some examples you can follow • White (Bananas, Mushrooms) • Yellow (Pineapples, Mangoes) • Orange (Oranges, Papayas) • Red (Apples, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelons) • Green (Guavas, Avocados, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Celery) • Purple/Blue (Blackberries, Brinjals, Dry plum)
AVOID NEGATIVE PEOPLE
This is the most important thing you need to follow because a positive mentality is key for a healthy life. You don’t need negativity in your life. If you feel that a person or friend is negative, let that person go.
TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION TO YOUR TRIGGERS
Triggers are one of the biggest downfalls when we try to get healthy. So, you must try to notice when you are more likely to make your unhealthy choices like watching TV late at night or something associated with dopamine. Once you know what your triggers are and look for an alternate cover plan. Try preparing healthy snacks in advance like grilled fruits, club sandwich, corn fry, mixed sprouts chat.
And finally… acknowledge one thing that achieving a healthy lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight as it might take some months or may be a year for the results you are wishing for. So, in this long run with small steps, don’t give up!
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