Staying healthy and happy for a longer period of time is not as hard as you might believe. Small and common healthy habits you can easily incorporate into your daily life can improve your health, wellbeing, and life quality exponentially.
Things don’t have to be hard to be healthy and good for you, a few, small, healthy habits can do the trick. It is generally accepted that foods have to taste less good to be more healthy, the harder activities are, the more they improve our body’s wellbeing, this couldn’t be more untrue.
What really impacts your lifelong health and life quality are the small things you do, your everyday habits. Below are some habits that aren’t big hassles, but can do wonders in the long run.
Drink Water (especially before every meal)
We have all been told about the importance of water ever since we were kids, but how beneficial is water and why is it important to drink a lot of it? None of the other healthy habits come close to being as crucial to life as drinking water.
Water makes up the larger part of the human body, and our organs rely on water to function efficiently. Drinking water will also help your skin stay healthy, as well as make you feel energized.
However, drinking water before eating is suggested, particularly because it takes up space in your stomach and leads to you feeling fuller and not eating as much. Plus, replacing a high-calorie drink with water during food will contribute a lot to your less calorie intake.
Night time is as a very relaxing and soothing time to up and about for many people. It is calm, quiet and a perfect time to read, watch late night TV or finish up some delayed work.
As tempting as that might sound, depriving your body from the sleep it needs can have serious side effects on both your body and yourself.
When it comes to sleep, even half an hour can make a difference. Experts say that the average human body needs between 7.5 and 8 hours of sleep a night, even though for some people 6 hours is enough.
Having healthy sleep patterns with adequate hours of sleep each night, can improve your memory, general mood, and help against inflammation. Sleeping well can also be crucial when trying to maintain weight and lower stress.
Complete a physical challenge
Maybe the hardest of things to do, but the right thing to do. Set a small physical challenge, like running a mini marathon, hiking up a small mountain, or even something as simple as riding a bike from from one end of the city to another.
Since most people’s lives are not planned to fit 8 hours of gym each week, it is important that you challenge yourself physically at least once week. Get out and get active.
The small accomplishments will not only be scratched-out things from your bucket list, but you will have burned calories, improve your overall wellness, and flexed muscles which can stiffen up after long working days.
There has been hundreds of studies which prove that people who keep strong personal and social relationships are generally happier, healthier, and live slightly longer than loners.
Believe it or not, but emotions have a big impact on your general health. Since people who are socially active are usually happier, their body’s are happier.
Even small, caring gestures, like a hug, a kiss or a phone call to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while can highly improve both your psyche and immune system. So your healthy habits can be hugging and kissing, who wouldn