Everyday life is full of turnarounds and unexpected moment. We tend to wake up, drink some coffee, go to work, and then go back home to sleep. Rinse and repeat. And in between, there’s time for 2 to 3 meals, snacks, shakes, quick bites and so on. Our general health and wellbeing is gradually decaying from the moment we become an adult, or start living this type of life. But why is this so, and can it be affected in any way? As long as we don’t take control of our lives, our health will continue to decay. It is time to do something about it. Here are a few things you can start with.
Take your health seriously
Think of it as your best friend: would you hurt your best friend, or do you wish him well? If the answer is the latter, it is time to do something about it. Every time you’re about to endanger your health, pause and think about what you’re doing. Remember to be consistent; don’t take one step forward and then two steps back. Go only forward if you want to see the results at the end of the day.
You are what you eat
Nutrition is the most important part of every person’s health. You are what you eat, and the key to having a good health is having a good nutrition. We are talking proteins, zinc, vitamins, minerals, iron, a bit of carbs and sugar to get you going, and lots of fresh veggies and fruits every day. This means in the morning, during and after launch, and after dinner. Make sure to eat consistently and don’t skip on meals. If you want to, you could add a few extra meals during the day and reduce the size of each meal. But remember to eat healthy food, and watch your nutrition.
You need to walk
Believe it or not, but the study has shown that people who walk at least 4 kilometers every day live 10 years longer on an average. That should be all the motivation you need to change something in your life. If you find it boring and dull to walk alone, get a dog and you will always have a reason to go for a walk. The key is to keep moving, let your blood flow and feel alive. Sitting on the chair during work hours, then at home can cause a lot of stress and build tension in your body. You have to learn to relieve that tension or stress, or implode from its accumulation.
Hit the gym
Workout is another important thing which concerns your general wellbeing and health. By putting your body to work, it will feel young and strong, and even though you age, your body will remain young and strong. This has been proven scientifically; those who work out regularly tend to slow down the ageing process. Also, you improve your general health and strengthen your immune system while improving and speeding up your metabolism. Get used to iron, and make it a part of your routine.
You have to reward your body from time to time. Treat it by taking booking a physiotherapy session. From my personal experience, after a session at Doyle’s Physiotherapy in Sydney, I felt renewed, rejuvenated and alive again. The same thing will happen to you; once your muscles relax and receive a proper treatment, they will release the accumulated tension and stress. You will feel like a new person, ready to conquer everything at your path. Go for physiotherapy once a month, and keep your body stress-free.
Change your daily routine
I know that coffee is great and everything, but why don’t you make a fresh smoothie instead of coffee every morning? Or consider replacing the after-lunch cake with a fresh fruit salad? Or instead of spending most of your time by your computer, you go for a walk or go out with some friends? These routines are what affect your health the most. Try meditating, do yoga and remain organized and consistent. Set life goals if you haven’t already and work towards achieving them for a change. It’ time to change your life, and you are the only one who can do it.
Take a vacation
If you feel like you need a fresh dose of inspiration to start with, take a vacation. Rejuvenate your body and soul, and start from scratch once you come back. Take all the time you need for yourself, discover your hidden wishes and reinvent yourself if necessary. Only then will you be able to start over, take care of your wellbeing and maintain a good health.
In the end, it is the small changes that matter. Start with simple fitness and nutrition changes, and once you start feeling better, apply the remaining changes. Try and live a stress-free life, and remember that it is your life you are taking care of, not someone else’s.