1. Being healthy is not as hard as some people make it out to be. Your body is always telling what it needs; when you’ve worked for too long, you get tired and your body needs to recharge with some rest or sleep. When you’ve not ate for too long, you get the hunger pangs. When you’re too hot, you sweat, when you are cold, you shiver. Listen to your body’s needs and respect it.
2. Eating regularly helps keep your metabolic rate steady, which is great if you are trying to maintain a healthy weight. It also gives you the energy to go about your daily tasks and perform at your best. And the best thing about eating regularly is that it helps lift your mood. Anything that can lift your mood is a winner in my opinion.
3. Get yourself a good sleep routine. Sleep is so important for you because your body takes that time to recuperate. This is why you tend to feel drowsy when you are ill; your body is trying to repair any damages or exhaustion from the day. Make sure you get good sleep hygiene. If you would like some useful tips and suggestions on how to improve your sleep, please click here to read my previous blog post.
4. Get a good diet to make sure you are clean from the inside out. This does not mean you cut out all junk food altogether. Instead keep them for treat days and don’t make everyday a treat day. Get into the habit of eating clean, fresh, nutritiously rich food and start to really enjoy and savour the taste of clean ingredients.
5. Drink plenty of water to make sure your body is well hydrated. Increase your daily intake if you are working out or the weather is extremely hot. Water is a great for cleaning out your system and getting rid of any nasty toxins from the day.
6. The word ‘exercise’ fills some people with dread and they hate the thought of lifting weights in the gym or running on a treadmill. If you hate the idea of working out, why not join a sporting club. Clubs can be really fun; you get fit by being social and you look at the sport with competitive eyes. You could also go out for walks and explore your local scenic parks.
7. Take time to relax and unwind. Being healthy is not just about your physical wellbeing but your mental health as well. After a strenuous week at work, give yourself a way to unwind. Have some time to yourself to reflect.
8. Another way to keep your mood up is to socialise. Go out with your friends and always be open to the opportunity of new friendships. Having good social connections is important as it gives you a feeling of belonging and lifts your self-esteem. Establishing good friendship helps reduce stress, give you mental stimulation and gets rid of loneliness. Friendships are fun and they are actually good for your health. So, get out there and make some new friends.
9. Keeping hold of anger harms no-one but you. I understand that some things are hard to forgive and forget but you can learn to move on and not let yourself become a prey to your negative emotions. Forgive; not so they can move on but so that you can.
10. Love and pamper yourself. Book yourself in for a facial, a massage, a manicure or (and) a pedicure. It is relaxing and afterwards you will feel refreshed and energised.