“Staying alive and staying healthy” is exactly along the lines of what your life mantra should be.
In addition to the literal meaning of staying alive, when you take the initiative to live healthily, you are in a better state of mind as well. And, with the right mindset, life definitely becomes more beautiful.
This brings us to another question. How do you stay with and maintain a healthy lifestyle?
The answer to the above question is making the necessary adjustments in your diet, mental and physical well-being. To give you more perspective into this, we’ve listed a couple of useful tips below.
Practice gratitude and positivity
If you have a positive attitude towards how you approach things in life, you automatically have a healthy mindset. In fact, even the research has found proof that one of the key factors of building a healthy immune system is a positive attitude. If you make your mind and body focus on the good things, your body will follow suit as well.
Talking about gratitude, it’s the same thing as positivity to an extent. You should always be thankful for all the good things that you have in your life. Remember, there is somebody who is praying to be where you are and have what you already own.
Managing your mental health
Worrying is, unfortunately, a part of daily our lives. With constant deadlines to meet, panic over getting ahead in the race, figuratively or literally, and the fear of not achieving our goals, we put ourselves under a lot of stress. So much so, that we completely forget to take care of our mental health.
This is a very unhealthy practice because our mental well-being lays the foundation of our overall health. So, if you don’t try to manage your stress, you end up feeling unhappy and negative. To achieve this, you can socialize, join the club, underscores, get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every single day.
Another excellent way to calm yourself and relieve stress is by scheduling an appointment with a masseuse. Massage oils such as lavender and peppermint can really help lighten up your mood and reduce stress levels.
Eating your vegetables
This is probably something that you already heard from your mother, grandmother, and teacher. Vegetables are an integral part of healthy living because they contain the essential nutrients and minerals to ensure the smooth functioning of your body and mind.
Try to consume at least 4 to 5 servings of vegetables every day. You can opt for steam vegetables or the raw and stir-fried variety. If you don’t like the taste of vegetables, you can always use a blender for smoothies and mix them with fruits to make the taste more fruity and sweet.
You can reduce the risks related to stomach, breast, and lung cancers – to name just a few. It’s also great for your skin helping it shine and stay supple. All in all, there are several advantages to incorporating some greens into your life.
Having a good posture
You may or may not be aware of the importance of a good posture, which is understandable as this isn’t given too much importance as compared to other factors.
When you have a bad posture, you place yourself at a greater risk of suffering from pain in your muscles, spine, and ligaments. It can also have a very tiring effect on your mind. You should be careful with how you are walking, carrying stuff, and even standing because eventually, it becomes an instinct to do so. If you are successful in maintaining good posture, you can do wonders for the well-being of your body.
Drink lots of water
Nearly 70% of our bodies comprise of water. Hence, it is only natural for us to ensure that this percentage is well maintained. At the same time, you need water to make sure that all the life processes taking place in our body aren’t disrupted. Water also helps to provide lubrication in your joints, regulate your temperature, digestion, and blood flow.
Make it a point to drink at least eight glasses of water every day with each glass having a capacity of 8 ounces. You can also follow this up with exercise to maintain higher stamina and activity levels.
Meditation can help you get inner peace, which is otherwise difficult in the daily hustle-bustle of our lives. You can say a prayer along with meditation to gain a clearer perspective. This can also help you make important decisions without being impulsive.
There are several meditation apps also offered by app stores. This can really help to get used to the calm and silence required before meditating.