A Healthy Lifestyle: All the Basics Covered
A healthy lifestyle is worth all the hype it gets from doctors and influencers and everyone in between, because nothing has a better impact on your daily life than maintaining a healthy lifestyle; it helps you stay grounded, energized, and focused, so you feel light and good even on the bad days. So, we are here to offer you the basics to build a healthy lifestyle, read on!
Keep it Moving
Work out, do yoga, stretch, go for a run, or a walk, whatever it is that you do, keep yourself moving and active. We know what you’re thinking, exercise? The most typical and usual tip? Yep. It is only typical and common because it works!
It is simple advice; however, it is not easy to maintain, and here comes the challenging part. We suggest you do stretches during weekdays to loosen up your tense muscles, and exercise on weekends, or maybe it would be more practical for you to walk to the market or do some yoga before bed every other day.
Remaining active not only strengthens your muscles, betters your breathing, and improves your flexibility, it also improves your focus and boosts your mood, so you feel good even after you finish your exercise or walk.
Limit Your Screen Time
We are all guilty of going on our phones first thing in the morning, scrolling mindlessly through Instagram or Tik Tok, and watching YouTube videos like there is no tomorrow. That can be fun at times, but it surely is not the case if it is your default mode.
Social media apps have come up with features that enable you to set a time limit for your social media use, so it sends you reminders saying that your set up time for using Instagram for instance is up, so you take a break, and put your phone away.
Limiting your screen time will allow you to rest your eyes as you look away from your screen, rest your shoulders and neck from bending over your phone, and rest your mind from reading the news and overstimulating your brain with constant flow of information. Do yourself a favor and put the phone away.
Have a Sensible Sleeping Schedule
We strongly recommend you stop relying so much on coffee and energy drinks and get enough quality sleep instead. Note an emphasis on the words enough and quality. Getting 4 hours of sleep is not enough to keep you functioning well the next day, it will only make you dizzy and give you mind fog.
You need your 7-8 hours of sleep daily, yet if you cannot hit this sleeping time goal for whatever reason, at least make sure you get that many hours of sleep each other day, so you stay active, focused, and woke.
Also, keep in mind that going to sleep at 4 am to wake up at 2 pm is not any better, because your body and mind are programmed to sleep when it’s quiet and dark, and get up when it’s sunny and loud. So, if your biological clock is messed up because you’ve been doing the opposite, work on getting your sleeping schedule back to normal, and stick to specific sleeping and waking times; your body and mind will thank you for the consistency.
Keep Your Diet Healthy
A healthy diet will not only keep your body healthy, but it will also make you feel light, refreshed, and energized, which are not things you would want to miss out on. But with the many diverse healthy diet changes, which changes should you go for?
Well, a healthy diet means lots of things, and we recommend you start with drinking enough water each day, and not substitute it with coffee and tea. If you drink enough water already, you can drink hot lemon water every morning to help cleanse your body.
Besides lowering your sugar and salt intake and eating less processed foods and more clean natural foods, it is best if you meal prep and cook for yourself instead of ordering fast food each day, so you are more in control of what your body consumes.
A healthy lifestyle is essential to maintain in order for you to stay focused, energized, and happy throughout your busy schedule; we recommend you begin with keeping yourself active, limiting your screen time, getting enough quality sleep, and eating healthier.