Healthy Lifestyle Tips
Everyone aspires to live a healthy and active lifestyle, but the pressure of today’s society means that we often focus too much on the ‘mad rush’ of the workplace, and too little on ourselves. Afterall, what is success worth without a healthy mind and a healthy body? Nothing is certain, and no one wants to celebrate a raise or new business venture sitting in hospital.
We are passionate about health, and have shared some small but effective tips to help you stay healthy and happy. Taking small steps that can be incorporated into your daily life will improve the way you think and act, and will keep you healthier for longer.
Exercise helps to keep your body, mind, and soul active. Doctors recommend that we do at least 30 minutes of exercise each day to maintain optimal health. At times, life gets in the way and we are bombarded with so much work that we don’t have time to visit the gym or squeeze in a workout. In cases like these, a morning or evening cycle/run/walk to clear your mind and reset your body can do wonders for your wellbeing. You can also purchase equipment for your home, free standing weights, a rowing machine, or even a yoga mat … then login to YouTube and discover one of the many fantastic fitness resources that are available.
Take Short(er) Naps
Getting some shut eye for 20 minutes will give your body and mind a rest after long periods of intense work, and will reenergise you for the rest of the day. Researchers have looked into the effects of regular naps, and have found positive results for people across different work sectors, improving work efficiency, creativity and problem-solving. Companies like Google and Oracle now offer ‘nap pods’ in their offices for people to utilise when they feel tired. There’s a famous saying that; “Legends don’t sleep … they take power naps!”
Drink Lots of Water
Keeping yourself hydrated is an essential part of maintaining your long-term health. Many studies have shown that people who drink lots of water each day tend to have an active mind and body – even as they approach old age – and the chances of contracting an infectious disease are reduced. At times, we see water as ‘boring’ and turn to sugary or caffeinated beverages as a tasty alternative. There are many healthier juice options that can be consumed instead, and a fruit infuser water bottle is a delicious way to ensure you are getting the adequate amount of hydration your body needs.
Always strive to eat healthy whole foods in place of convenience. The regular consumption of junk food may serve your tastebuds, but comes with consequences in the long run. If you don’t want to compromise on taste, try grilling your favourite foods to add a more rustic flavour. There are a huge variety of recipes free to access online.