There is never a perfect time to get your life in a routine. A fit lifestyle is not only the outcome of healthy eating or exercising, but a healthy mindset, self-love to a health extent and a positive attitude have a contribution to it as well. lol
The following methods are what the professionals at emeds think will help you establish a healthy life.
1. Avoid Negativity
A healthy existence requires a good mindset. Negativity is unnecessary in your life. Allow someone or a friend to depart if you believe they are negative. You don’t need to be negative. Allow yourself to let go of any pessimistic ideas. Overeating is more likely to occur when one is upset. Thus, maintaining a positive mindset helps eliminate an unhealthy reliance on food to make one happy.
2. Drink More Water
Our bodies mostly function on water. Water transports oxygen and nutrients throughout our body, and it helps carry out waste. It is utilised in urination, breathing, bowel movements etc., all day long, so we need to keep drinking liquids to remain hydrated and not have an upset stomach. It is recommended to drink at least three or four litres of water daily for a grown human.
3. Eat a Variety Of Healthy Foods
Do not consider healthy food as just fruits or vegetables. 40 different nutrients are required for our body to stay in good shape, which a single meal cannot provide. You should have a balanced diet to make a difference.
• Eat fruits and vegetables around 5-6 times daily.
• Balance a high-fat meal with as little fat as you can.
• Exclude processed food from your diet.
• Do not eat anything that you will leave after a single bite.
• Prepare your meals yourself, so you know what is in them.
• Turn to healthy snacks throughout the day to maintain good metabolism.
• Do not rush eating, and let your brain get enough time to tell you that you are full.
• Try to eat fewer calories and fat.
Do not include junk food in your plan; avoid it as much as possible. Junk food screams unhealthy.
Your diet should include foods with a high amount of carbohydrates, eat fish at least 2-3 times a week, and bake or steam your food instead of frying it. Limit your sugar and salt as they can cause obesity and later lead to heart problems.
Never skip your meal. Especially breakfast because it can lead to abnormal hunger throughout the day, pushing you to over-eat. Eat your breakfast, have small snacks between your three meals, and do not forget to have a light dinner.
4. Increase Physical Activity
Note all the physical activities you participate in daily. If you realise that you spend the majority of your time sitting, develop a list of all the ways you can add more exercise to your daily routine. You can start by getting up every hour to stretch or walk, using the stairs at work, and so on.
5. Maintain A Healthy Body Weight
A Perfect body weight varies from person to person. It depends on your gender, age, height, genes, medical conditions (if any) etc.
Cut down your calories to the extent that it does not affect your body weight. This is because an abnormal increase in your weight can make you vulnerable to different types of diseases such as cholesterol, diabetes and heart problems.
Being abnormally underweight can also cause risks of diseases. So, better focus on maintaining the right weight for your body because excess of everything is bad.
6. Physical Activity
Get your body to work. There is no better way to say this, but you have to get up and do physical activity. You need to work out, swim, run, or whatever you prefer to get your body moving every day, not just twice or thrice a week. Exercise your body for at least thirty minutes a day to stay in shape, lower the risk of any disease, and have a longer life.
7. Proper Sleep
Your body can not function without sleep, just as it can not function without water. So give it the desired amount of sleep to let you start your day fresh and full of positive energy.
Sleep deprivation also results in you gaining weight because you tend to eat more and mostly junk food.
8. Quit smoking
There are many other better ways to relieve stress than smoking. Go out for a drive, get yourself a punching bag, go to a cliff or a quiet place and scream. Smoking can never be an option you can choose. It might seem cool to you, but your lungs are burning when you are busy letting stress out in a cool way. Smoking is not only bad for you, it is terrible for your family, friends, and relatives as well.
9. Reduce Screen Time
It is obviously hard not to use your smart devices in today’s time. Your work depends on them even if you do not waste your time on them. But let the work stay in your workplace, do not bring it to your home. Instead, spend time with your family, play games, and reconnect with them.
10. Start now!
What are you waiting for? Now is your time to start living healthy. Start with baby steps and then increase your effort to live happily. Do not implement a strict diet with no room for changes as soon as you start. Your body needs to adjust to the new normal; let it take its time.