There are so many tips out there on good health, so it may be difficult to identify exactly what you need to do in order to maintain good health. In fact, there are so many articles, journals, and social media posts on healthy living that would really tempt us to go break the bank shopping for all kinds of healthy foods.
First of all, we need to remember to keep everything moderate; even if we have some areas of our lives we would like to change, we need to do that gradually and not all at once. Sudden changes are frightening, stressful, and eventually may have a reverse effect on us, which results in escaping back to the old harmful habits.
Therefore, we thought to give you a few tips on how to bring a positive change in your life and how to tune it up step by step, to becoming healthier.
We all know fresh fruits and veggies are good for us. However, we don’t really know that fresh meat, green leafy vegetables, and beans are as good as they can get. In addition to adding fruits and vegetables in your daily meals, also try to eat less processed food as that’s the first giant step to a healthier lifestyle. Eating regularly is also an important thing. This does not mean you must eat 3 times a day; instead, eat only two times a day if you please, but try to stick to that, along with the times of consuming your meals.
2. Start exercising the smart way
No, you don’t need to run to the closest store and spend huge amounts of money to buy fitness gear, or invest in running shoes which you may not wear ever again. Start simple: start walking more. Walking is a great start. Active cleaning and decluttering is worth a normal fitness exercise too. So, try to forget about your car and public transportation and go walking or hiking more. That’s a brilliant start and you won’t feel forced to run, lift weights, or frequent gyms.
3. Cut down on unhealthy habits
Try replacing your unhealthy habits with healthier habits. For instance, try vaping instead of smoking, drinking more caffeine free coffee, eating much less fat, and quit binge drinking. We are not your doctor to tell you what you should and what you shouldn’t do, but we all know that these things are bad for our general health. If you go step by step and consume less harmful substances, that’s already a great achievement.
Always have some “me” time which you only use to be alone to relax, to reflect, and most importantly to be alone and not feel harassed by all the stress that surrounds us in our everyday lives. This is essentially the best way to battle stress.
5. Protect yourself from the sun
Always use a sunscreen in the summer and include it in your day crème as well (at least SPF 15). While many products still don’t have it, elite brands such as Clinique and Estée Lauder all have their daytime lotions infused with proper sun protection.