The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of maximum physical, psychological and social well-being, and not just the absence of disease”. Enjoying good health, therefore, means practically taking a decisive step towards happiness. Feeling good, in balance with one’s body, also means better accepting interaction with the world and with others. For this reason, it is important to follow healthy habits that can change your life.
We are not talking about becoming rich or famous, indeed. In today’s article, we will give you some guidelines to take up your everyday life. The technological dimension and the accelerated pace of modernity often have a devastating impact on human health. Therefore, changing one’s life means nothing more than starting to “feel” one’s own body, listening to its needs and requirements, taking proper care of it. Only in this way can you achieve good health, both physical and mental.
How to change a life by following new habits
Exercise your mind
This is one of the easy-to-follow healthy habits that not everyone considers important. Yet exercising the mind can prevent cognitive decline and the appearance of senile dementia.
The most common exercises can be training the memory, working on the ability to pay attention, improving one’s concentration, or even learning new things. All fundamental aspects, if you have the desire to change a life.
Healthy and balanced diet
A diet that can improve your state of health cannot do without the consumption of healthy and natural ingredients. Mostly, we talk about fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and lean proteins, since all these foods will have a positive impact on your body. The foods you eat affect the state of your heart, in addition to weight. They have a decisive impact on blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Therefore, don’t forget to always put plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Another fundamental aspect to be considered is hydration. You should drink about two liters of water a day. In this way, the right amount of fluids will regulate blood pressure and even body temperature, promoting nutrient circulation and preventing constipation. Furthermore, keeping you hydrated will help you maintain good intestinal transit and more. Try to avoid saturated fat and excess sugar. Such as, for example, carbonated soft drinks that provide only empty calories and contribute to weight gain.
Exercise to change your life
We advise you to exercise at least three times a week, as this will help you maintain a healthy weight and good health. If you are not a person used to playing sports, you can safely start with short sessions, gradually increasing cardiovascular activity.
Walk, run, ride a bike, swim and work out on the elliptical in the gym, just to name a few. Furthermore, if you want to develop and define your muscles, you could enter two or three days of resistance training. The help and supervision of a personal trainer will allow you to work better and avoid cramps and injuries.
Among the healthy habits that will allow us to change our lives, cleaning also plays a fundamental role. It is important to always maintain good personal hygiene, both of your body and clothes and footwear.
Free time and social relations
If you are lucky enough to have some free time, it’s important to dedicate it to doing fun things you like. Better still if surrounded by your best friends or your partner. Do not hesitate to go out with other people, play sports together, organize a trip or an excursion, go to a concert or attend a theater work …
Having sex is good
Sex is good for the heart since it protects it. But it also serves to relax your mind, on the other hand, we are made of flesh and physical contact is something absolutely necessary. Obviously it is right to apply the most adequate contraceptive methods, so as to avoid the spread of sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis or gonorrhea.
Avoid alcohol, drugs, and medicines
High consumption of these substances can cause addiction, something that is a clear obstacle to your project. This causes real poisoning in your body. For example, if we talk about tobacco, we now know that it can cause lung cancer or myocardial infarction.
Sleep the necessary hours
In order to feel good, you should sleep at least six hours a night, although it would be better to get to eight. For various reasons (work, family, children …) we know that this is not always possible. Closing the eyes for a certain number of hours allows the body to rest and regenerate. Without adequate rest, it is possible that situations of mental and physical fatigue appear, with the consequent emergence of some health problems.
Therefore it will be important to create new sleep habits. For example, anticipating dinner, reading before going to bed and avoiding using a PC, smartphone or tablet, as well as watching television, at least 30 minutes before going to bed. Also limit coffee consumption, at least within the 6 hours prior to sleep.
Avoid anxiety and stress
In order to avoid anxiety and stress, you can perform some of the relaxation and breathing techniques suggested by yoga or Tai Chi. Thanks to these oriental disciplines, you will be able to relieve stress and release anxiety, two factors that negatively affect your body. As you have seen, thanks to these healthy habits it will be very simple to be able to change one’s life. Your psycho-physical health will improve and, with it, all aspects of your daily life. Follow a good diet, do physical activity, discover the world and spend time with your friends, without forgetting to relax your body and exercise your mind.