It takes time and effort to be healthy. Time we don’t have because most of us have a zillion things to do. With barely any time for yourself, getting life sorted can be a little difficult.
Here are a few tweaks you could do to lead a healthy life.
1. Add Physical Activities To Your Lifestyle
If you don’t think you could do a half hour workout everyday, you could add tiny workouts throughout your day. You could climb the stairs, cycle to work, or get off your ride just a few blocks from your office and walk. You could even squeeze a little exercise while you’re getting up from your bed. Or maybe you could do a couple of squats and lunges during your favorite TV show.
2. Start Your Day With Water
The easiest thing you could do for your body is to keep yourself hydrated all the time. Keep a bottle of water on your bedside. This way you can start your day by drinking water. This simple action helps to raise your metabolism.
When you have an urge to drink a sugary drink or soda, reach out to water instead. If water seems uninteresting, add a few slices of lemon or cucumber to it. To make sure you are drinking 8 glasses of water, just label a water bottle with hourly deadlines, and stick to it!
3. Sunscreen Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Skin
Did you know sun damage is one of the main reasons for early signs of aging and uneven skin tone? Just by applying sunscreen, you are protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, and delaying the appearance of wrinkles. Sunscreen also helps to decrease development of skin cancer.
4. Sort Out Your Cravings
If you think you need to go wild with pizza just to relax, you need to find other ways to unwind. Find ways to deal with your cravings. If you are looking for something sweet, dark chocolate is a good option. If you are craving for carbs, eat something that is completely opposite to cancel out the craving, like oranges. Looking for something heavy? Have a plate of protein, healthy fats, and veggies.
Eat your breakfast every day. This reduces your chances of binge eating, and keeps your tummy full for long.
5. Be A Pro At Dining Out
If you hit restaurants frequently, be strong, and build your order with caution. Have a side of veggies with your meal. Have soup to fill up your stomach. Or split a dish with your friend.
6. All About Portions
Eating smaller portions can help you from putting on weight. Have a glass of water before each meal, or choose a smaller plate to have your meals. If you have all three meals a day, along with healthy snacks in between, your need to pile up food on your plate reduces.
7. Do Things That Make You Happy
A happy and satisfied mind can help you lead a healthy life. Spend time with your family, hangout with your friends, get into a hobby, play an instrument, take vacations, do whatever it takes to wake up smiling every morning. People who are happy have much lower chances of getting heart issues, colds, and are able to cope better with stress.
8. Get Your Beauty Sleep
There is a reason why it’s known as ‘beauty sleep.’ The perfect amount of sleep can do wonders for your mind and body. It benefits your heart, weight, energy levels, and overall emotional well-being. Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep everyday.