“To keep your body in good health is your duty. Otherwise, you’ll not be able to keep your mind strong and clear.” -Buddha.
Growing up means being independent. That means staying on your own, making decisions for yourself, being responsible, and focusing on your career. It is all fun and thrilling.
However, there is a disadvantage of being independent. Do you know what it is? No? That’s alright! We’ll tell you. It is not being able to take care of yourself. In your life’s hectic schedules, it is not a surprise that you forget about staying healthy. Besides, sitting all day long for office work or college assignments and eating takeouts doesn’t benefit your health.
Not to forget those crazy weekend parties, where you wake up with a hangover. Also, the binge-watching and late-night cravings, all these things have become a part of your lifestyle. However, is it a healthy lifestyle for you? The honest answer is “no.” In fact, this type of lifestyle is really bad for your well-being.
According to a study, this unhealthy lifestyle reduces the lifespan and several medical conditions (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, blood pressure issues, and many more). Moreover, according to a study by the SBRN (Sedentary Behavior Research Network), only 5% of people do 30 minutes of physical activity. Shocking, isn’t it?
That’s why it is high time for you to change this lifestyle and live a more healthy life. But how? Of course, your life is not a movie that after the interval you’ll be all fit and in good shape. It is real life, and real-life needs real efforts and not special effects.
So what efforts do you need to elevate your wellbeing? To get the answer to this question, keep on reading! Let’s go!
Water is your best friend.
You must have heard about the several benefits of drinking water. It keeps you hydrated, makes your skin clear, helps in maintaining body fluids, locks the moisture into the skin, and improves the overall condition of the body. But to avail all these benefits, it is essential that you drink water.
And, here is the main issue, i.e., you always forget to drink water. To solve this problem, you should set a reminder of drinking water. If you don’t like to drink simple water, you can also create lemonade or mix different fruits in the water to add a taste. All in all, you need to ensure that your water consumption is appropriate.
Stay away from alcohol and smoking.
You need liquid to keep your body hydrated. However, not every liquid is good for you. Yes, you guessed it right! By this, we mean alcohol. Thus, you should try to avoid getting drunk. Because drinking makes the body dehydrated, there are possibilities of chronic disease and psychiatric problems.
Further, if you do smoke as well, you should quit that too. Because it can lead to cancer and other severe medical conditions.
Besides, if you are of the opinion that quitting drinking and smoking will make your life boring. You are absolutely wrong. As a matter of fact, it will help in improving the quality of life. You will save money and also get an opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones that you might miss out on due to the parties.
Veggies are not as bad as you think.
The next thing that you need to do is to add more greens to your diet. Believe it or not, but changing your diet from junk to veggies can make a significant impact on your fitness. In fact, if you want, you can contact a personal trainer and ask for the best fitness diets that you can follow. It will be more beneficial, as they will ask for a few details from you before making a good diet plan.
This way you’ll be able to count your calorie intake and in avoiding all the junk. Nonetheless, you need to follow these diet plans very seriously to get the results you want.
Exercise for mental and physical fitness.
As mentioned earlier, sitting all day long over the desk or merely lying on your bed negatively impacts your well-being. You must do some kind of physical activity to keep your body in shape. You can do meditation, yoga, or cardio. It is all upon you. But, it is vital that you do exercise regularly.
It will help regulate the blood flow, strengthen muscles, boost the mood, increase energy, and improve your diet. So should you miss out on all these benefits? The practical answer is “No.”
Take a break from social media.
Yes, using social media also has adverse effects on your well-being. It can lead to impaired eyesight, social anxiety, and increases emotional distress. That’s the reason why you need to take a break from all your social media and spend some quality time with yourself. Go out and explore nature, read books, listen to music, find a new hobby, do whatever you feel like doing. All this will help in making your life better.
Be true to yourself.
Keep in mind that you don’t have to abide by the rulebook of society. If you don’t want to drink, then don’t. If you are happy with your weight then don’t lose it. It is your life, and you should be responsible for it. Make all the decisions very carefully. Don’t make excuses for your unhealthy lifestyle. Instead, you should work on yourself to improve the quality of life.
Don’t forget to pamper yourself for your achievements.
Lastly, you need to pamper yourself. Why? Well, because it is very challenging to adapt to new habits. Yes, it is true that all these habits can make your life much more impressive. But for you to continue going on this track, you must treat yourself well.
To sum it all up!
Staying fit is not every person’s cup of tea. You need to be very determined to transform your life. And we know that you can do it. Just follow the above-written measures on a regular basis, and you will start living a healthy and prosperous life.