Looking for ways to lead a healthier lifestyle?
Try our wide ranging Healthy Living Tips, to make a difference in your life today!
You probably get bombarded by people telling you the importance of leading a healthier lifestyle. Whether it comes from your friends, doctor, parents, kids, partners, or even the news, they will mostly speak some truth. Leading a healthy lifestyle improves quality of life at any age.
So hear them, and appreciate that someone cares about your health, but use the Healthy Living tips that matter and make sense to you.
There are many pretty reasonable sounding excuses that people give me for not leading a healthy lifestyle. Most people use the excuse of being too busy to lead a healthy lifestyle. FYI, everyone is their own level of busy! Yet some people do a better job of adopting and maintaing a healthy lifestyle.
I want YOU to be in the healthy living category. There are many factors that make up a healthy lifestyle, try to adopt one or two reasonable healthy living tips, maintain for 3-4 weeks, and try to add another 1-2 tips. Once you maintain a new activity for 3-4 weeks, it becomes a habit.
Get a good nights sleep today, tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, and so on.... Check out our Top 10 healthy living tips for sleep.
Do exercise or activity once every day. Some activity, even if it is cleaning, gardnening, or walking around the block will get your heart pumping a little harder, your muscles moving and warm (which helps to prevent injury), increases energy, and helps you to sleep better at night. Check out more tips on physical activity here.
Eat your 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day! Fruits and vegetables are full of heart healthy nutrients. They are also leave you feeling fuller longer, so your less likely to eat unhealthier food choices. Check out our Healthy Eating Guide for clear direction.
Visit your doctor on a regular basis for check ups. You do your best to stay healthy, (obviously because you are reading this!) but seeing your doctor, dentist, eye doctor, and whomever else is on your "must-see-list", is vital. I think of it as a full body maintenance scan. Similar to when I need to bring my car in for regular check-ups, it needs to be serviced in order to run well all the time. I'm not trying to compare you to a car, but your body works hard 24/7 and needs to be properly maintained to make sure all systems are "go".
Reduce stress and anxiety in your life. Stress is a major cause of many ailments. Ever feel yourself getting sick from stress and exhaustion? It's not pleasant, and rather annoying! Take 5-10 minutes every day (or as long as you need!) to focus on your breathe, think of positive things in your life you are grateful for, and just relax your mind and body. This may be very difficult the first couple of times you do this, but it will become more comfortable, and easier to calm your mind to relax.
Engage in a healthy passion of yours on a regular basis. Enjoy fishing, cooking, going on an adventure, biking, playing with your kids, reading, etc? Plan on a favorite activity once a day, once a week, once a month, or if its a really big one, once a year. As you think about your favorite activity, you probably start to get excited, and actually have positive stress!
Laugh! Laughter is the best medicine. Laugh with friends, family, or just laugh at yourself! You can't be stressed or feel bad when your laughing, right?
Eat a variety of foods throughout the day in moderation. Eat foods of different color and nutrient content. You will more likely consume all your recommended daily nutrient values this way.
Contribute. This is broad, but contribute what you can to help others in your community. Contribute your time, knowledge, or a helping hand. Whether you volunteer to coach a little league team, or visit an elderly neighbor, every little bit helps. Bonus for you? You usually feel better after you improve someone else's life!
Bottom line to our Healthy Living Tips? Exercise, eat in moderation, and be merry. We just tried to break it down a little bit for you. Good luck as you adopt your new healthy living tips!