10 Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

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Grow food, grow food…

Does it ring a bell when you read these words? If not, then you have actually been missing out on a banger! The year was 2016 and this cool band from Minneapolis introduced the world with a song revolving around the theme of healthy eating. Yes, you heard that right! If you don’t believe me listen to the song yourself. While a song emphasizing the importance of healthy eating sound boring, this one was actually too good to hear. Like ‘make you want to dance to it’ good. I am sure the band members had a hard time coming up with a song so unique, on a topic so important. Anyway, they managed to garner positive reviews but did not really succeed in convincing the world to adopt healthy eating habits to live a healthier lifestyle. However, eating healthy is just one of the many things that one needs to adapt to avoid health-related issues. Majority of us ignore our health because we find it hard to adapt to changes. I can very confidently say that many of you reading this article are doing so while laying back on a couch or bed and enjoying a pack of crisps. Well, you know what a healthy alternative would have been? Reading this article on your mobile screen while taking a walk in the park. We live in an era where companies like Spectrum with facilities like Charter Spectrum Internet have made it easy for individuals to access the internet. So no excuses!

However, there is a lot more to living a healthy lifestyle.

  1. Move those muscles

Exercise! Exercise! Exercise!

I cannot stress enough on the importance of exercise to live a healthy and active life. Exercise improves your mood by decreasing depression, stress, and anxiety. It brings changes to the part of the brain responsible for regulating stress and anxiety. It also helps your body to promote positive feelings by increasing the production of endorphins. The catch over here is that promotion of the positive emotions do not depend on the intensity of your workout session. Studies conducted in the past have confirmed that exercise of any intensity aided in decreasing depression and anxiety.

 

  1. Sleep well!

More sleep translates into a lesser cranky individual. A good amount of sleep is crucial for your physical and mental health. A healthy sleep helps you boost up your performance and productivity. Apart from this, it also helps you to maintain a balance between your moods and emotions. If you do not get enough sleep, you are more likely to suffer from feelings of depression and anxiety. Furthermore, getting enough sleep means that your brain would not have to struggle to focus on and remember things. Keeping the quantity, quality and regularity of sleep in mind are important to be considered before you categorize your sleep as a healthy sleep.

 

  1. Manage your time

Time management can be a good tool in your battle in fighting stress. As a famous saying goes that lost time is never found again. And poorly managed time is the worst you can do to your health. Many of you might fail to understand the importance of time but have you ever trapped yourself in situations where you were running short of time and you had to meet an important deadline? Well, I just gave you an example of poor time management. You shouldn’t be alarmed when I say poor time management translates into stress and anxiety. All of us have a lot on our plates and numerous things to deal with in a single day. Making a to-do list and managing the time properly then is the key to lead a stress-free life.

 

  1. Exhaust your facial muscles!

When I say facial muscles, I am referring to the ones you use for smiling and not frowning. The outlook you have towards life can affect your health in ways you cannot even think of. The perception you have about things and people that surround you play a vital role in your health. If you have a negative attitude towards everything, you will always find yourself depressed. In contrast, if you smile even during the hardest time in lives, your body will release hormones that aid happiness.

 

  1. Pick up a hobby

Many of us have assumed roles we were not happy with in the first place. That is how life is. You do not always get the job that you wanted or the course you wanted to enroll yourself in. What gets you through these hard times is adopting a hobby. A hobby means anything you relish and when you spend some time during the day doing something you really like, you will naturally find yourself happier. And a happier you is a healthier you!

 

  1. Keep yourself hydrated

Drinking water can benefit you by flushing the toxins out of your body, balancing body fluids, energizing muscles and controlling calories. Water is a good source of hydration and nutrients in your body. Apart from this, it also helps you concentrate well.

 

  1. Manage Stress

Stress consumes a lot of your energy and takes away your sleep. So, if you feel that you are stressed out, look for ways to de-stress yourself. How one person de-stresses himself/herself can be different from the other person. However, the general activities that can help you to do so are meditating, exercising, reading, dancing and listening to music, to name a few.

 

  1. Make supplements your new best friend

Supplements make up for the nutrients that lack in our daily meals. The types and quantity of supplements to be consumed depending on the ones the individual’s body lacks.

 

  1. Stop complaining!

Stop whining about everything in your life. Even if you are going through a hard time in life, learn to smile through it. Have a positive attitude towards everything and every situation in life. Complaining will only make the situation worse for you.

 

  1. We all crave love

People always associate a romantic partner with the word love. It is funny how the majority ignores the concept of love with family and friends. Spend more time with your loved ones and you will notice how positively your body responds.

I will now watch a hilarious movie using my Spectrum Bundles as that is a stress reliever for me. You guys stay happy and healthy!

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