Living healthy almost seems like a chore to some of us. Hearing about exercise and diet makes it look like a lot of hard work. I can assure you it’s not. Thankfully, you don’t need to become obsessed with diets and working out to live healthy and experience wellness because most times, it’s the little things we do that make all the difference.
I have put together a few tips and tricks for wellness. These are solid life hacks that can improve every area of your life. They are all expert-based.
Don’t roll your eyes, this is important! It’s no secret we live in a fast-paced world fraught with to-dos, schedules, hurried mornings, and so much more. Everything is in speed mode. With all of this to deal with, it can seem tough to find even a few minutes for breakfast. The funny thing is breakfast gives you fuel to start the day sharp and bright. If you can’t work out the time for breakfast in the morning, how about preparing the meal before you go to bed. Put things in place to make it faster and easier to have breakfast.
Again, our modern lifestyle is to blame for keeping most people stuck in homes and offices for hours. No one seeks fresh air or a connection with nature anymore. It’s a healthy practice to get out more often, especially in the mornings and just breathe in. The benefits include better mood, more energy, good skin, stress relief, and improved blood pressure.
Did you know that in Japan, people take two glasses of water every morning? Did you also know they have the highest longevity with over 50, 000 centenarians in the country? Drinking water regularly helps to flush toxins from the blood, improve blood flow, boost brainpower, and make skin glow. Coffee, which is what most people seem to drink a lot, has the opposite effects.
Personal time is undervalued now more than ever. You need a ‘me’ time to enjoy your hobbies and meditate. It helps you clear your mind and learn more about yourself.
If you can’t find the time and commitment to eat healthily, your body will eventually force you to have the time for illnesses. Fruits and vegetables are delicious, easy to prepare or consume meals. They help boost the immune system, control heart health, blood sugar, and weight, some fruits contain antioxidants for fighting free radicals and are also anti-carcinogenic. Beef up your diet with these healthy foods.
Parents always encourage a child to sleep because they understand that kids need their rest to grow. In the same way, adults need their rest to be healthy and happy. Health practitioners recommend 8 hours of sleep, but if we are being real, many of us don’t do that at all. From running a business or a few jobs to other activities, 8 hours may seem like a luxury. Well, luxury or not, you have to try your best. Start small with 5-6 hours.