In a world where everything is quantified in monetary terms, we tend to get lost in the money chase and forget what matters to our wellbeing. We spend our days running through errands, working two or more jobs, and taking care of our families. As such, you realize that there is minimal time left to do the simple things that matter most to our health. Subsequently, our health deteriorates over time leaving us a shadow of our former selves.
Here are some 7 simple things you should start taking seriously;
1. Drink more water
It’s often said ‘water is life,’ and rightly so since water makes up over 55% of your body mass content. Water is essential for energizing body muscles and flushing out toxins. Also, your body loses water constantly through sweat and urine, hence the need to replenish it often. For a healthy body, aspire to take around 2 liters of water per day. You don’t have to take this at one go; spread it evenly thought out the day.
Exercise helps keep your body weight in check. Remember, unhealthy body weight increases the chances of contracting cardiovascular ailments. Starting out on regular exercise can be challenging, and most people tend to give up within the first few days of trying. However, with a good approach, you can maintain this healthy habit for longer. Start with simple indoor exercises such as stretches and sit-ups, before heading out for morning runs or to the gym.
Meditation is not the absence of thoughts, but it is being at ease with your present thoughts. Today’s nature of life is characterized by constant stressful situations that take a toll on your mental health. Meditation seeks to reclaim your mental health by helping you refocus your energy on what matters. It helps you remain calm in stressful situations by filtering away the negative emotions. Meditation takes practice to perfect or realize its benefits, but once you perfect it, the benefits are infinite.
4. Spend more time with family and friends
It’s easy to lose your social aspect in your busy schedules. However, keeping your social life active by interacting with friends is vital for your health. When you sit down for a cup of coffee with a friend, you can share your experiences and fears with each other. If you are going through a difficult period of depression, having a group of friends or family you can talk to can help you reinvent your joy.
5. Get enough sleep
The recommended sleep time for adults is between 7 to 8 hours. Children and young teenagers should sleep for at least 9 hours every day. A good night’s sleep aids the normal functioning of your body and re-energizes you for the next day. Also, it boosts your immune system and your appetite.
6. Enjoy the little things in life
Life is a puzzle, and the truth is no one has figured it out yet. Everyone’s experiences are unique we all go through life differently. As such, don’t spend too much time worrying about your next move, your job or even your finances. Take some time off your daily routine and go for a walk, meet up a friend for a drink, go fishing, or tell someone you love him or her. At the end of it all, it’s not about the years we lived but the amount of life in those years.
7. Fix your posture
Maintaining good posture whether sitting or walking is essential for your health. At all times keep your spine straight whether standing or sitting. Good posture prevents a lot of strain on your body’s ligaments and muscles. Also, with a proper posture, your spine can efficiently balance the weight of your body. To aid this, purchase ergonomic seats for your home and office.
Do you aspire to be more healthy and energetic every day? The above tips are a step in the right direction for your noble aspiration. Cheers to a healthier you!
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