Journey to Wellness: 3 Healthy Habits
Everyone Should Do Daily
Many people have heard that it takes 18-254 days to form a new habit and around 66 days for the habit to become an automatic behavior in your daily life. This fact should help you realize that you’re not going to do it perfectly when you start living a healthy lifestyle. You’ll have days when it seems almost impossible to take the time to have a nutritious meal, exercise for a half-hour, and then run out and do yoga. Many people like to say everyone has an extra hour in their day, but this is not always the case.
The good news is there are some healthy routines you can do other than 30 minutes of yoga and exercise that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. Instead of getting up a half-hour earlier in the morning, why not start five minutes earlier, and instead of jumping right out of bed and rushing to get ready, take that time to center yourself and wake up.
Our daily habits have a significant effect on our mental and physical health. It makes sense that how you start the day and the type of mood you’re in will impact the rest of your day. So why not start it off right? Healthy habits in the morning help you to operate efficiently throughout the day.
Below we have listed the top three healthy habits people practice regularly. You don’t have to start all five at once. Pick one of the five and work on it until it is something you remember to do daily. Once you do this, you can choose another one and work on it consistently until it becomes part of your daily routine.
1. Drink Enough Water
Everyone has heard that you need to drink at least eight glasses of water daily. Water is essential to your health as it helps your body make sure that all of your hormones and nutrients get to where they need to go. Another tip that many nutritionists recommend is drinking a glass of water when you first wake up in the morning. If you’re looking to lose weight, you can drink water before a meal to feel fuller.
To help prevent dehydration in the summer months, you need to increase the amount of water you drink. It’s much warmer in the summer, and people tend to stay out longer and be more physical. All of this makes you sweat more which can easily lead to dehydration or heat exhaustion. Both of these can cause you to become extremely sick, and at times you may have to go to the hospital. This is why you should make sure to have water with you whenever you’re outside, especially in the summer.
2. Take Breaks And Make Time To Move
Even if you sit in an office all day, you can still take five minutes throughout the day just to get up and stretch your legs. Sitting all day makes you stiff and isn’t good for your health. The human body was designed to move.
Gone are the days where most people who worked did physical labor. Even those who didn’t go to work did physical labor; think gardening and working in flower beds, and similar things. Now we need to make time during our day to do something that gets our body moving.
Make Your Lunch break Count
If you get an hour-long lunch break, take time after eating to take a walk, go to the gym, and fit in time for at least one aerobic activity a week. Aerobics has many health benefits, including strengthening your heart.Aerobics isn’t limited to jogging or jumping around in front of your television. It’s also things such as hiking, dancing, or riding a bike.
Go For A Walk
Walking each day is one of the most healthy things you can do for your body. It’s easy on your body and doesn’t put pressure on your joints. You may not burn many calories during a walk, but you can’t beat the benefits it does for your mental and physical health. It helps increase circulation, lowers the risk for chronic diseases, plus helps fight fatigue and depression.
3. Have A Yearly Exam
Most people know how important it is to keep up with their children’s yearly exams, but did you know that it’s also essential for you? These exams give the doctors a chance to evaluate your health. These appointments help with detecting any health issues you’re at risk for.
This is essentially important if you are at risk of getting cancer. No matter your age, regular screening can catch any abnormalities, and if there is, send you in for more testing. Women who used talcum powder for an extended period of time have an increased risk of ovarian cancer than those who didn’t.
No matter how busy you are, you can always make time for something to help improve your health. You may have to start small and work your way up, and that’s fine. The most important thing is you are attempting to make healthy changes one day at a time.
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