Taking care of yourself is of utmost importance, whatever age you may be at. This includes healthy eating, regular workouts and staying away from bad habits. A healthy lifestyle not only helps you perform better, it also keeps you happy at all times.
The sedentary lifestyle that many people lead today can bring in a lot of ailments and illnesses that may prevent them from enjoying life to the fullest. They think it is a price they pay for the money that they earn; but ultimately all that money is going to end up in paying up for their expensive medical treatments to help them survive.
If you have got into a ‘wake up-get ready-go to your workplace-work till late-get back home-lie on the couch eating junk food and watching TV-have a late dinner-go to bed’ routine, it is high time you started focusing on your health. Here are a few tips that can help you do just that:
“Take Care of your body; it is the only place you have to live”
Being Physically Active
It is very important to keep yourself active if you want to be healthy. If you can’t find the time to hit the gym, stick to a simple routine of exercises that you can perform at home or in your office. These may include Yoga, Walking, Dancing, Swimming or Running. However, you need to make sure you give yourself at least about 30 minutes for a physical activity that can help you keep fit. You can keep increasing on this time gradually.
Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and a lot of water is a must to eat healthy. Try to avoid sweets, fatty foods, oily snacks, junk foods and heavy dinners. Replace your unhealthy snacks with complex carbohydrates, protein-rich foods and vegetables. You can include nuts like almonds, walnuts and cashews in your diet. These will give you the strength that you need for your physical activities. Replacing coffee with a cup of herbal tea is a better option too.
Staying Away from Bad Habits
Consuming Alcohol and smoking can do nothing other than harm to your body. If you want to stay healthy you will have to stay away from these habits.
Regular Health Check-ups
Going for regular health check-ups and medical screening is very important too. This will help in identifying ailments before anything serious crops up. It will also reduce your health care expenses by keeping major illnesses at bay.
Other Healthy habits
Keep the environment around you as hygienic and clean as possible. This will help you keep away from infections and allergies. Try and take some vitamin and nutritional supplements that will replenish your body with all the nutrients that it needs. You can also try some breathing exercises (Pranayama). It is very important to maintain an ideal weight.So, in case you have to lose some of those excess pounds do it.
Although these tips are very simple, it requires some amount of determination to follow them religiously. One thing you need to remember here is that these are all for your own good. If you don’t take action to take care of yourself, no one else will.
It is never too late to start living healthy. So get going!
To your success!
Dr. Hitesh Sharma