10 Healthy Tips That Really Can Change Your Life
Here are 10 of the Best Tips for becoming a healthier, and dare we say a happier, person. Every website out there seems to have a list and we all see some version of it on Yahoo. However, if you actually do these things on a regular basis, you will see wonderful changes in both your body and mind.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle over the long term actually requires that we look at life a little differently. While we all know that we are capable of overworking, overeating, and over-stressing, we also know that sooner or later it WILL catch up with us. It is our choice to make healthy changes now, or let our excesses catch up with us later!
The path to good health is not necessarily easy. It requires a desire learn and dedication to do, but the benefits are, quite literally, priceless.
Be active! Daily exercise is one of the most important healthy lifestyle tips. Exercise on a daily basis for at least 30 minutes per day. A brisk walk, hiking, cycling, swimming,yoga, aerobics, you choose! Any kind of sustained bodily movement can do wonders for your health, and the more you do, the better you feel.
You should sleep 6 to 8 hours per day. This will help your body to replenish itself and gives your body time to rebuild its cells. Lack of sleep deprives you of your day, and can easily affect your eating habits. Adequate sleep is essential for your overall health and well-being.
Eat a High Quality diet. Start your day with a protein-rich breakfast. Increase your intake of fresh, brightly colored and green vegetables, and add lean proteins, legumes, and good fats to your meals. Avoid foods that are processed, and work to eliminate your intake of foods that contain hydrogenated oils, trans-fats, sodium, and chemicals. Drink plenty of purified water and healthy teas, eliminate artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup from your diet.
Have a positive outlook. People who are positive tend to have better health and success in life then those who are negative thinkers.
Maintain a balanced lifestyle. Spend quality time with your spouse, children, neighbors, and community. There should be a balance between your work time and your leisure time. You will actually be able to be more productive when you make time to exercise, relax and have fun.
If you smoke, decide to quit. As you know, it is harmful to your health and others in a myriad of ways (i.e. heart disease, lung cancer, premature aging, etc). There are numerous ways to support your body and mind through the withdrawal phase, such as hypnosis, meditation, homeopathic and herbal supplements to detoxify your body, and an array of professionals that you could call on for support.
Take time to meditate. Meditation helps you learn how to quiet your mind. It helps reduce stress. This “time out” allows you to pay attention to yourself and can greatly assist you in implementing healthy lifestyle changes. Even if you just meditate 15 minutes per day, the result will amaze you.
Reduce your intake of alcohol. It is best if you could avoid it, but if you cannot, make sure that you only consume alcohol in moderation (a glass of wine or a can of beer per day). If you have a stubborn 5 to 10 pounds that you can’t seem to lose, try giving up all the sugars that reside in your beverage of choice. Again, you’ll be amazed.
Surround yourself with friends and family members who are supportive. A research by Australian scientist suggested that people who have friends that they can count on to be there for them, live longer. (As reported by the BBC news http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4094632.stm)
Be appreciative of your life, your health and whatever you have. Gratitude is good for your soul as well as your health.