Our health is one of the biggest things that can make or break us in life. There are times when we can either fail because of health complications or succeed because of our healthy habits. Being healthy isn’t always easy and it isn’t always the fun choice to choose, but the health benefits are amazing when it comes to these top four tips to making a healthier you.
Set a Bed Time
This may sound childish, but set a bed time. Make sure that you get ample hours of sleep so that you can not only feel refreshed, but your body is refreshed. The average adult needs between seven and nine hours of sleep to really feel the affects of a proper sleep.
The Benefits: There are tons of benefits including mind and heart, but the one that comes to mind that really sticks out? Manageable weight. Lack of sleep can work against your metabolism, thus creating a harder time for weight loss, maybe add a little weight gain, or maybe the total opposite affect of losing too much weight. Sleep can determine mental and physical health. If you have an issue with sleeping, make sure that you adhere to a time that works best for you; If it is an issue that you don’t have enough time in your day, be sure to make lists for yourself so that you can see what you have to do. Prioritize this list so you know what absolutely needs to be done first.
Cut Out Sugary Drinks
It’s no secret that sugary drinks aren’t the best for you, but did you know that sugary drinks affect your hearth, brain, teeth, bladder, bones, kidneys, and reproductive organs? Sugary drinks such as soda can also play a part in weight gain, chronic disorders, and can cause diabetes?
The Benefits: Replacing soda with clear liquids such as water or even unsweetened juices can combat weight gain, lower chronic heart disease, increase brain function, lessen the risk of cavities, protect you from bladder infections, lower the risk of osteoporosis, increase liver function, lower the risk for certain cancers, and help combat chronic diseases. That’s a ton of benefits! If you can’t cut out soda right away, cold turkey, that is ok. Start by lessening your intake day by day.
Follow a Routine
Many think that a daily routine can be boring and sometimes. Quite honestly, it can be. There aren’t always fun and exciting schedules happening, but one thing is true… A daily routine is beneficial to your lifestyle. Waking up in the morning and getting ready for work the same way that you do every morning allows you to not only remember the items that you need, but to also stay on task.
The Benefits: You get to choose how your day goes. You know what is going to happen next, there is a sense of predictability that comes along with a daily routine. You’ll complete your day with a sense of satisfaction knowing that you checked things off of your to-do list, you’ll have elevated mental health, and you’ll get more sleep knowing you don’t have a thing to worry about. If you have trouble sticking to a schedule, be sure to write down your daily life tasks and figure in your day to day schedule. Visuals make for a great aid when it comes to staying on task.
After a long day of work, we often don’t want to come home and cook. Cooking can be tedious and full of effort when you’re drained from a long day. Meal prepping may seem like an obstacle too when you’re short on time. The reality? It’s probably your best option to aid you in living a healthier lifestyle.
The Benefits: The number one reason to eat in? Save money. You don’t have to tip yourself when you prepare your food, right? You can make your food exactly how you want and exactly when you want. That’s pretty awesome if you ask me. The other great benefit? You know what is going into your food. If you’ve got allergies, you don’t have to worry about using something that may not agree with you or if you’re trying to lose weight, you have the ability to portion size. If cooking is an obstacle for you, try meal prepping weekly and freeze the meals. Pull them the morning of for dinner or the night before for lunch.
Did you ever think that a healthier lifestyle was this simple? To completely change your lifestyle is, pretty drastic, but having the ability to do it with four simple changes, not only gives you the freedom to live your life the way you wish to, but also the ability to have the lifestyle that you want to have. You don’t have to wonder or worry if you could do more when you utilize these four tips. This is a great starting point to change the rest of your life. Choose to have a happy, healthy life.Find Mobility Guardian on Google+