All through our lives, no matter what we do, our primary purpose remains to lead a happy and healthy life. From our choice of job to our choice of food, we subconsciously choose them on the basis of what’s beneficial for our physical and mental well being.
There were times when everything healthy came as a by-product of our lifestyle. Those were old times! Times when backyards were swathed with lush green trees, transportation options were pollution-free and food options were not synthetic. However, with the leap of technology, fitting ourselves in the fast-paced world might make us forget our health needs, mostly because we hardly had to do it earlier at conscious levels. Now, it’s time to take up the special responsibility to certain lifestyle changes that are sure to bring a healthy change in your life. Take the guide:
1. More, Water, Less Soda
Sugary drinks reduce our intake of water. Not just this, they also increase the risks of abdominal obesity, Osteoporosis and insulin resistance. So, keep your soda intake in check and focus on filling your body with the primary fluid, water.
2. Fix An Exercising Schedule
Make sure you fix your exercising schedule and let your body be acclimatized to a fixed routine. Avoid choosing the main roads and hop into parks instead. It also believed that exposure to pollution can be reduced by 53% if you avoid the main road and take the sidewalks instead.
3. Get An Air Purifier
Air pollution has greatly impacted the world. And while you think you can shut yourself in and be safe, know that the air indoors is equally polluted. So, invest in a good air purifier. Always ask for the purifiers with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that have the ability to kill 99.97% of common airborne allergens with the size 0.3 microns or greater.
4. Backward Plating
In order to consume a well-balanced meal, it is advised to adopt the technique developed by Yeung, which is, plating your portions backward for 50 percent non-starchy vegetables, 25 percent lean protein, and 25 percent carbohydrates.
5. Change Your Beauty Regime
The beauty industry alone produces 142 billion units of plastic. While with time, the companies are getting aware of the harm, you can switch up too biodegradable and eco-friendly materials. For a start, choose face washes and scrubs without the beads as they are a form of microplastic.
6. Probiotic Everyday
Probiotics are good bacteria and help regulate the digestive system and metabolism. Probiotics can be consumed every day. However, it is advisable to one as the composition varies from product to product. So, always go for what your doctor recommends.
7. Stress Less
Stress is a psychological reaction to the daily activities and demands of life. However, negative stress can harm the health. Certain quick ways to stave off its negative effects is proper meditation, music, self-talk, maintaining a diary and so forth.
8. Cleanse Indoor Air
It is important to build a positive aura inside your home for a happy and healthy living. Introduce some indoor plants into your space for increasing the comfort level and reducing the chances of falling sick. They are known to improve pain tolerance and lower depression and anxiety levels.
Spend time with yourself. In the fast-paced world, it gets difficult to things, days or even life. So, spend time with yourself alone. Sit in a park or your balcony, watch the sky and talk to yourself and you’d be surprised to see the results when you will be able to solve most of your worries on your own.
Living a healthy life might seem requiring great levels of effort. However, with time, once you form certain habits, know that it will only help you positively in the long run.
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