When it comes to your health, your lifestyle choices are much more dominant than your genes. There is no delay in adopting new habits to improve your well-being.
Trust me, you don’t need to have to go vegan or sign up for a course to give your well-being a nice boost. Here are 10 refreshing easy feel-good lifestyle changes to improve health tips from the Madbangles tribe to keep you healthy and happy.
Get fat… in your diet
By seeing this title, don’t just run without reading the entire piece. Please don’t make fried food a dietary staple. But good fats from foods like Avocado, olive oil, fatty fish, and nuts are essential for an immune system function. The right source of fat can give your feeling full and glowing skin. A certain fear of fat had a lot to do with a long era of carb and sugar diet dominance. So, let’s leave that behind.
Get 7-9 hours of sleep Every. Single. Night
Sleep is important for your health. The drawbacks of skimping on sleep are dangerous. If you are skipping your sleep just an hour and getting six each night, you are at risk of obesity which can go up to 23 percent. You need seven to nine every night. If you have to even if that means skipping a 6:00-a.m. workout every once in a while. If you have trouble getting to sleep or feeling anxious, use calming essential oils, eat sleep-promoting foods, or try learning from your sleep patterns by wearing a tracking watch.
Your physical activity is just as important as how much you are involved in an active lifestyle change plan. So don’t follow your morning workout with hours sitting at your desk, in your car, or on the couch.
Moving more can help improve your circulation to your stress levels, your muscle, joints, and sense of well-being. So, add more movement into your life by breaking-up desk-bound activities with physical activity. Here are a few ideas to get you inspired:
- Set your alarm 10 minutes early to do morning stretches
- Swap-up your coffee break for a power walk; walking is always the best exercise
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator
- Use the jungle gym for pull-ups, dips, lunges, and push-ups while your children play
The Twenty Minute Rule
In today’s world, we want everything fast and quick. We come home after office and involve in mindless activities like Facebook, Instagram, TV you name it.
Most of us think that these are the actual ways to unwind until they occupy not minutes but hours of our time.
Instead of gluing yourself in front of the TV, take twenty minutes to try one of the following:
- Read a book
- Learn to play an instrument
- Write an article or blog
- Learn a foreign language
And, if these don’t suit you, find something that will encourage your personal and professional growth.
Hope many don’t put effort into understanding a big difference between being well-fed and well-nourished. to make lifestyle changes for better health. You can improve your health and overall quality of life by avoiding the processed convenience foods and nourishing yourself with a balanced diet of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, plant-based proteins, whole grains, and healthy polyunsaturated fats.
Eating with the season and stocking up on fresh-picked fruits and vegetables while their flavors and nutrient levels are at their peak.
Aim for 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day to help meet your body’s nutrition for vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. You can include omega-3 rich foods in your diet, including fatty fish, such as salmon and sardines, ground flax, seaweed, and chia seeds.
Manage your stress
As you have to understand, everybody has some form of stress in their lives, but it’s how you deal with it that counts. But, how to manage it?
- Getting 7–9 hours of sleep per night. Remember, sleep shouldn’t stress you out!
- Keep yourself active and eating a nourishing diet, as covered in our discussion above.
- Taking time to relax and switch your electronic gadgets after work. Yes, this means putting away your cell phone, tablet, and laptop.
- Scheduling “free time” to complete checkout with fewer responsibilities.
- Communicating your feelings and needs to family and friends.
- And my personal favorite – Read a lot. It helps you relax.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After we wake up, our bodies have been deprived of food and water for almost 10 hours. Skipping breakfast leads to being hungry while reducing productivity and energy levels. So, you have to make sure you start your day off with a protein-packed meal, maybe with a banana and boiled eggs, and a glass of water to give you a much-needed energy boost.
If you don’t like your situation, change it. You have to understand complaining gets you nowhere. It will only make you look unattractive and unreliable to others. Practice becoming more optimistic. You’ll find that things aren’t always bad as they seem and it’ll put you in a position to learn from every experience.
Learn to say NO
Maybe we think it is a very easy job, but this is the toughest one. We want to make people around us happy and sometimes, not saying no does more harm than good. You may end up with more commitments than you can handle, or ask for.
First, know that is acceptable and it’s OK to say no. Second, say no to things that you cannot be of value, or you can’t control or service to others. Doing these will help make your life stress free and seamless.
Ask for help
Successful entrepreneurs, actors, and doctors have always asked or received some form of help from their loved ones and family. They were encouraged, loved, and supported to be what they wanted, and most importantly what they are NOW. Think about your parents and how many times they have helped you get to where you want to be. Everyone needs it and it’s OK to ask for it.
Find someone you trust and who will help you stay on track. Also, offer help to others who may need it. Not only will it make you feel good, but it will also make you feel better about asking for assistance in the future.
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