Paying attention to what we eat and being more active are only some of the key steps towards achieving a better lifestyle. However, good health isn’t just about healthy eating and exercise. Healthy living can positively impact our physical as well as mental well-being.
Have a look at our tips on how to change your daily habits towards achieving a better healthier lifestyle.
A balanced diet will make a difference
A healthy diet involves consuming the right amount of calories for how active you are. Eating a wide range of nutrient-dense food will result in a more balanced diet and our bodies receiving all the necessary nutrients they need. Superfoods are low in calories and a great source of fibre, protein, healthy unsaturated fats and antioxidants.
Remember to drink plenty of fluids
It’s recommended that we drink at least 1.5 litres of fluids a day, and even more during hot weather or while exercising. Instead of sugary soft and fizzy drinks, we need to try to drink more water, lower-fat milk and lower sugar drinks. Drinking plenty of water each day is necessary for our bodies to function smoothly, but it can also help us lose weight, filling our stomach and making us feel less hungry.
A good night’s sleep is incredibly important
Studies have shown that when we don’t rest well, we develop a bigger appetite and tend to eat more calories, often craving junk food and unhealthy snack. Getting a solid 8-hours sleep is essential for a healthy life. It will also have a tremendous effect on our ability to concentrate and improve our productivity and performance.
Maintain a healthy body weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is key to making a positive change in our lives. Being a healthy weight reduces the risks of a wide range of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer. The ideal weight for each of us will depend on several factors, including our gender, height, age, and genes and the body mass index is one way to measure this.
Be more active
Some of us tend to spend the majority the workday sat on a desk. It’s recommended that for every hour we spend sitting, we stand up and move for five minutes. Research has shown that exercising daily brings tremendous benefits to our health, including an increase in lifespan, lowering the risk of certain diseases, higher bone density, and even weight loss. To be more active doesn’t necessarily mean we have to start pushing ourselves physically and do something we don’t particularly like. We can start by taking small steps. We can choose to walk instead of driving or taking public transport for close distances. We can climb the stairs instead of taking the lift. We can find a sport or type of exercise that we enjoy doing.
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