Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Healthy Living Guidelines

Being healthy can be challenging in today’s busy environment, but following a few simple guidelines can make it easier to live in a healthy way.

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle as it is a natural way to uplift mood, improve fitness and relieve stress. Experts recommend 30 minutes or more of exercise each day. The exercise doesn’t need to be completed in one season, incorporating it throughout the day will work too. Walking 10,000 steps a day is an easy way to achieve this.  

Sleep is an important part of life for everyone. Lack of sleep may cause irritability, moodiness and lack of concentration for even the simplest of tasks. Healthy bodies thrive on a sleep routine. Going to bed and rising at a regular time each day, can programme the body to sleep and wake at certain times. Even after a late night. it is important to get out of bed at the usual time the next day.

Stress can take a toll on mental and physical health. Talking to a trusted loved one or friend is a great stress reliever. A problem can often be blown out of proportion when kept inside. A problem shared is a problem halved. Another way to find a solution is to write thoughts down in a journal. This is helpful to people who are unsure of why they are stressed in the first place and also a great way to work through a solution to a stress creating problem.

An hour or two of alone time can do wonders. Many individuals say life is too busy for this but it is so important. It is not possible for an individual to give their best to others if they don’t take care of themselves first. Alone time is a way to connect with self and rejuvenate. There are so many ways to do this including, taking a bath with essential oils, going for a walk, reading a book, anything that can be done alone.

Human bodies contain a high percentage of water, so it’s important to keep water levels topped up.Dehydration can cause a lack of energy and tendency to overeat. Keeping a cup of water, herbal tea or decaffeinated beverage handy at all times to sip during the day can help. It’s important to drink more fluids when the weather is hot and before and after exercising. It’s a good idea to stay away from caffeinated and sugary beverages, these will give an initial boost of energy, but as the caffeine and sugar wear off, a person can feel more drained than before.

Following the above helpful guidelines can make it easier to live in a healthy way on a daily basis and provide health benefits for the years to come.

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