Making regular efforts to live healthy is what the modern, fast paced and hectic world requires of us. This was not required before because working physically was how things were done. This changed after the industrial revolution and so now, kids with pot bellies and middle aged individuals with heart attacks have become a common phenomenon. To stop this from spreading further, we need to invent steps that help us stay fit without having to compromise on our daily routine. Living healthy today means exercising and eating nutritious meals which can be created in very less time.
If we want a healthy life then we have to accommodate some changes in our routine. Small but effective steps need to be taken from the time we wake up till we go back to bed.
Given below are some pointers, which if followed by habit, can work wonders for you.
• Never skip breakfast: This morning meal is the most important meal of the day. This is because the body is getting energy after a gap of 7 – 8 hours. Skipping this meal lowers your energy level and makes you feel lethargic and tired all day long. Get a few minutes early and have your breakfast patiently.
• Drink water: You have heard this so many times but still you do not understand its importance. Drinking 10 – 12 glasses of water is essential for the body to flush out the toxins and renew the body. Drinking less of this miraculous liquid can leave you high and dry and thus feeling dull.
• Have small meals: Instead of eating three big meals, take five to six smaller meals throughout the day. This helps the body break up the food easily and never leaves it hungry.
• Exercise while working: If you do not have the time to exercise at a gym, you’re routinely chores can help you exercise too. Say for example, instead of calling your co-workers from your intercom, you could walk up to them. While sitting on your chair you could exercise your neck, shoulder and eyes. This will keep you active without disrupting your work.
• Eat fresh fruits and vegetables: Now, you are eating smaller meals but that right out of cans and packets. This will not help you as these are old and stale. You need to eat fresh fruits and vegetables which are easier for your body to digest.
• Abstain from smoking and drinking: Smoking and drinking damage and weaken your immune system. So consider ridding this habit as soon as possible. If you are not able to do so then cut it down to the minimum levels.
• Soak in the sun: We have got into such a habit of staying in air conditioning that our body is being fast depleted of Vitamin D. We need to start walking in the sun to replenish this loss. This is especially required of old people as Vitamin D strengthens bones.
• Exercise your brain: The monotonous modern life has stopped posing challenges for us. This has made our brain dull. We need to make it active by doing crossword puzzles, reading thought provoking books and having exciting conversations.
• Relax and sleep well: Today no one has the time to relax. This means that our body feels tired all the time. To make up for this we need to make sure that we take regular breaks and sleep for at least 7 – 8 hours a day.
Living healthy can be such a blessing. By inculcating a few good habits we can stay fit and ensure that we have a long and happy life and last but not least, get lower health insurance rates as an added bonus.