Nowadays everybody wants to be fit, but their definition for fit involves dieting, excessive exercising, bodybuilding and other habits, which are not required. A healthy person just needs to maintain a healthy weight, avoid smoking, eat healthy and fresh food with all the nutrients required by the body, and exercise regularly. A person is considered healthy if he is physically and mentally fit.
Live healthily and live longer. Just by making a few changes in your lifestyle, you can improve your existing health. A study concluded that 4 bad habits can spoil your health – smoking, not exercising, excessive alcohol consumption, and not eating fruits and vegetables. These bad habits can reduce your life by 12 years. Good nutrition is important for healthy living. When combined with a balanced diet and physical activities, it reduces the risk of chronic diseases, hypertension, and diabetes.
For a healthy start of your day:
- Drink 2 Glasses of Water:
- Gives a healthy start because it circulates the nutrients in the body
- Helps in weight loss, but a lot of people confuse thirst with hunger
- Flushes out the toxins as it purifies your internal system and cleanses the colon resulting in better absorption of nutrients from the food we eat
- Gives glowing skin by hydrating and moisturizing it
- Regulates the body temperature by renewing the body cells and through sweating
- Break the Fast:
Breakfast is considered as the most important meal of the day. As the body gets dehydrated while sleeping, it needs nutrients to rejuvenate itself. The right time to have breakfast is at 7 am. Healthy living also depends on the meal timings. Never miss your breakfast. Your breakfast should always be heavy, healthy and eaten the earliest. The best breakfast is fresh fruits or vegetable juice with protein-rich items like egg, sprouts, cereals and sandwiches.
- Exercise in the Morning:
Mornings can be very hectic, but spend at least 15 minutes to exercise. Fill your room with soothing light, fragrances, and colors as this will keep you energized. You can go for jogging, skipping, squats, yoga, or planks. Keep a few fixed exercises and repeat the same everyday. Just increase the number of sets. Basic stretching helps you to loosen up your joints and increase flexibility. Think of only positive things to motivate yourself throughout the day.
- Plan Your Day:
Trying to multitask early morning will leave you tired for the whole day. So, get up, freshen up and then plan your day. Planning gives a sense of confidence and assurance that whatever work is there will be finished on time.
These are the basic things which every person should follow to lead a healthy life.