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Today we will talk about healthy habits that can give you healthy life. You might have read and heard about it and many of you are actually living a healthy lifestyle. Honestly, a healthy lifestyle is not as hard, as some people think. It can be achieved with certain changes and habits.
So this blog is about healthy habits, that are very easy to follow and you can start them just after reading this blog. Let’s begin with the first habit.
EAT BREAKFAST EVERY MORNING
I know many of you take breakfast, but there are some people who skip it. Breakfast is your first meal of the day. You should never ignore it. It should be something nutritious, something energy-giving.
Breakfast means breaking the fast. Ever wonder why lunch is not called lunchfast? Because you are not supposed to stay hungry till lunch. Your breakfast should contain protein, fruits, grains and milk.
DRINK WATER AND EAT DAIRY (OR VEGAN ALTERNATIVE)
I know you are drinking water regularly. But are you drinking sufficient water? Well, ideally you should drink 5-6 litres of water. Although this figure is different according to different standards. Water is actually a good healer. Drinking that much water can flush out the toxins from your body. It keeps skin, liver, and kidneys healthy.
Dairy is also important as well. Milk ensures good bone health, it’s a great source of protein and is known to be beneficial for all ages. Curd, ghee, butter, and paneer (cottage cheese) have benefits of their own.
If you are vegan then it’s totally fine. There are so many healthy alternatives like coconut milk, soya milk, almond milk etc.
SNACK THE HEALTHY WAY
Healthy food can solve a lot of your problems. If you like to eat junk food then let me tell you, it’s not helping you in any manner. A healthy diet cannot just keep you healthy, but also protect your body from any damage. Whatever you eat, it reflects on your body.
I cannot include what a healthy diet looks like but it should be balanced. Your diet should contain at least 4 colours. More colours means more benefits. A healthy diet can keep your body healthy from inside and out.
Swap pizza, and burgers with some home-cooked meal. Add seasonal fruits to your meal. You should at least eat 3 varieties of fruits a day. Consume juice and soups instead of soda and alcohol.
EXERCISE FOR BETTER HEALTH
I have stressed enough how vital regular exercising is. A healthy diet is important, but we can’t ignore daily exercise. Regular exercising has numerous benefits like:
Keeps your heart, and lungs healthy.
Maintains healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
Helps control weight (controlled weight has advantages of its own).
Promotes psychological well-being (reduces stress and depression).
Reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure and diabetes.
Reduces the risk of premature death.
If you are not working out daily, now is the time. It could be anything; Running, Walking, swimming, Yoga. Just adopt this healthy habit and I guarantee you healthy changes within a week.
PRACTICE GOOD ORAL HYGIENE.
If you maintain good oral hygiene, you can add 6.4 years to your life. You may think that it’s a bluff. But, think to yourself, your mouth is the gateway to your stomach. Whatever you are putting in your belly goes through your mouth.
All you need to do is brush 2 times a day. Rinse your mouth with water after eating anything. And, massage your teeth at night. This habit will make your teeth strong and healthy.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Now, it’s totally up to you if you take this as a habit or routine. But, you definitely need at least 8 hours of sleep. Proper sleep heals the body and mind. It acts as a refresher and it’s something that you should not avoid at any cost.
People who don’t get adequate slumber are more likely at risk to develop psychiatric problems than those who sleep adequately. Sleep deprivation can negatively affect memory, learning and logical reasoning. To avoid all this kindly sleep properly and sleep on time.
Kids needs more sleep than adults. Kids needs at least 10 hours of sleep. While for adults (below 60) 7 hours of sleep is sufficient. 60+ needs 7-9 hours of sleep.
PICK UP SOME HOBBY
Since they are relaxing activities, hobbies are usually enjoyable. Some people find joy in art, music, bird watching, gardening or collecting something. The main idea of a hobby is that you are doing something for your own happiness. It’s something you find peace with and it’s something you should invest your time in.
If I talk about myself, then I love blogging. I started last year and I didn’t know I will love it this much. I love the process of searching and creating something. The main idea of a hobby is giving time to yourself. Me-time is very important and you should definitely do something that you love. In the comments let me know what you enjoy doing and how much time do you give to it?
TAKE A DAILY WALK.
I have already included how important a daily workout is. For some reason, if you are missing your workout, then at least walk. Walking for at least 30 minutes has advantages of its own.
I totally understand that you maybe are very busy with your life and it’s hard to find time to workout regularly. You can do one thing instead- “walk”. Find opportunities to walk. If you could avoid vehicles to nearby places, then walk. Walk in the garden/park in the morning and feel the difference in your physical and emotional wellbeing.
I know these things are not new to you, so kindly take this blog as a reminder. If you are doing these already then share your thoughts in the comment section. Or just let me know what difficulty you are facing in taking up these habits.
Also, thanks to Pooja G for this wonderful opportunity by allowing me to share this blog with
you. I will now hand over her blogs back to her.
Until next time, stay healthy and keep smiling.
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