It sounds sweet, doesn’t it? Well, technically, we have all of the tools at our disposal for a healthy lifestyle or an unhealthy one. It’s mostly down to personal choice at a certain point.
It isn’t about fad diets and vegetables (although they do play a part), it is as much about your general lifestyle. And, the best thing is you don’t have to do everything you can choose your battles and focus on one thing at a time.
If you are ready to boost your health, then here are some tips for you.
Let us start with the most obvious thing here. Adults just aren’t sleeping enough. There is just too much other fun stuff to do. Tablets, mobile phones, Netflix… And, once you have finished work, your dinner, sorting the kids or cats or both – you want some time to relax. And, usually, that lands late in the evening.
The trick to sleeping is routine. Setting a routine that starts early in the evening, signals to your brain that you will be going to bed soon. By doing the same thing at the same time each day, eventually, your mind will begin to switch off before your head even hits the pillow. Dr Steve Orma says that the problem with most people who are trying to sleep is that they are trying.
The active part of our brain begins to monitor us to see if we are sleeping or not – keeping us awake to do so. So get yourself an app with sleep stories or relaxing music in to help you nod off once you’re in bed.
Everyone knows that you need to move your body to keep it in good working order. But what if you are confident enough to go to a gym, or actually you don’t have time? An online personal trainer is a great option.
Moving daily has a range of benefits – not least keeping your weight under control. It helps improve blood sugars and circulation, lowers your cholesterol, helps improve bone density, and even give you more energy.
If you are looking for a place to start it all off, the best thing you can do is pop on your favorite music and dance around your kitchen. Really swing your arms and legs around, and shake out all of those tense muscles. If you need to start with something more gentle then going for a walk twice a week, or swimming will help you slowly build your muscles and energy levels up until you are able to tackle something more significant.
While it is nice that we can pop something in the microwave or order a hot dinner directly to our doors, it shouldn’t be something you often do. And, most of us are doing it all too often. When it comes to food, you might have to change your mindset to see that it is fuel – but the fuel you should enjoy and understand how it works.
If you are looking to boost your metabolism, then have five small meals a day will skyrocket it. So long as those meals are healthy and balanced. It will also curb cravings for junk food, help your blood sugars stay steady all day and keep your focus sharp from the moment you wake up till the moment you go to sleep.
You should look to become a picky eater when it comes to things that don’t need to be in your food. Saturated fats, trans fats, and excessive sugars aren’t really ideal for our bodies. So start reading the labels on your food more often, and seeing exactly what you are eating daily. You might be surprised.
If you are one for more finger foods and tapas then rather than have the usual cubes of cheese and high-fat snacks. Swap for hummus and veggie finger foods. Carrots, tomatoes, grapes, berries and nuts are also great additions to the table and don’t come with all the extras that you are trying to avoid.