By THEANO PITSI and VASIA FILIA
Nowadays, it has been observed that a lot of people are more aware of the importance of being healthy. Especially, teenagers want to have an attractive appearance due to the fact that they would like to resemble like today’s idols.
However, many people think that being healthy is a difficult task that involves lots of dieting and time at the gym, but that’s not actually true! By making some simple tweaks to your routine and setting small goals for yourself, you can be on the path toward living a healthier, happier life. Those are some advice and tips:
- Having a healthy diet
Drink more water. Adults should drink 2–3 liters of water per day, while children should drink 1–2 liters.
BENEFITS: Water keeps bodies at the correct temperature and removes toxins. Moreover, it clears your skin, helps your kidneys, helps to control your appetite, and keeps you energized. It also keeps you from drinking unhealthy beverages like soda and juice, which are high in calories.
Eat breakfast. A light, healthy breakfast is sufficient enough to reap the benefits of eating early. If it’s comprised of lean protein and whole grains, then it will keep you from gorging at lunch. It is advisable to choose eggs, fruit, and for a beverage like skimmed milk, fresh orange juice, or tea.
BENEFITS: The healthier and filling your breakfast is, the more energized you’ll feel throughout the day.
Eat well throughout the day. If half of your plate is vegetables and fruit, you’re on the right track. Add in lean protein, low-fat dairy, and whole grains.
BENEFITS: Remember that not all fats are bad for you. Good fats can be found in fish like salmon and tuna, avocados, nuts, and olive oil. These are essential to a well-balanced diet.
Limit simple sugars in your diet. While carbohydrates are an important part of your diet, simple sugar can be harmful to your health. It provides a quick energy spike that then bottoms out, causing you to feel hungry faster.
Talk to your doctor about incorporating supplements in your diet. Supplements can make sure you get all of the vitamins and nutrients you need. Take your supplements with a meal to help them absorb better.
- Having a Healthy Exercise Plan
Get in shape. So hit the pool for a swim, the pavement for a walk or jog, or the park for a hike as often as you can.
BENEFITS: It helps you to lose weight and gain confidence. Furthermore, exercising boosts your immune system and helps you feeling more cheerful.
Maintain a healthy weight. Our physical frames vary in size and weight. An individual with a large frame can carry a little more weight while a person with a light frame will be able to carry less.
Take advantage of opportunities to be active. Being physically active isn’t about pounding the pavement or joining a gym. For example, park a bit farther away from work, the mall entrance, or the grocery store. Ride a bike to work or school. Take the stairs.
- Being Emotionally Healthy
Think positively. It’s amazing how much power our minds have over everything in our lives. A simple positive twist on a situation can turn an obstacle into an opportunity.
BENEFITS: Not only will you have more gusto for life, your immune system can fight off colds and heart disease better!
Think small. When we concentrate on unattainable goals, we get daunted, frustrated, and lazy. After all, why try to achieve something that will never happen?
BENEFITS: Being emotionally healthy (and happy) is easier to attain when you focus on the steps of your journey as opposed to the destination.
Manage stress. A very healthy way of managing stress is doing yoga. Another useful way is to make sure to take ten minutes out of your day to just power down. Sit with yourself and just breathe. Make a point to get centered every day. When you feel stressed, do breathing exercises or breathe deeply to calm yourself and relax your body.
BENEFITS: You will be able to control your feelings and your psychology will be more stable.
Choose your friends wisely. Opt true friends who want you happy, they make you smile and cheer you up. Spending time with your friends can improve your life. Be social as often as possible with the people who enrich your life.
Those are some things which we believe that will definitely enhance your daily life and your health.