Because your body and your mental state are surprisingly intertwined, keeping the one healthy also means keeping the other fit. Are you feeling down in the dumps or dissatisfied with your body’s apparent lack of health? Then try these easy ways of redefining your mental and physical lifestyle into one of pure positivity.
Avoid Unhealthy Drinks
Unhealthy drinks like sodas account for an enormous amount of the excessive carb intake in the average first world lifestyle – and they don’t even fill you up! Take your coffee black, have your tea unsweetened and avoid fruit punches and soda pop.
Get Your Heart Pumping Every Day
If you lead a physically active lifestyle, you won’t need to worry about this. But for desk jockeys, even just a half hour of walking every day is crucial to the health of both your heart and your mind. Try to exercise until you’re actually breathing hard to get the benefits of pushing the upper limits of your stamina.
Checking Up on Your Health with the Latest in Technology
Even if you’re not a technological person, you could gain a lot by regularly using products that have biosensors implanted in them. For example, NeuroSky has many of their innovative biosensors used in wearable technology products that help monitor body and mind health. These products help capture and quantify unique health insights and thus allowing people the ability to monitor and improve the performance of their body and mind.
Guarantee Yourself a Peaceful Slumber
Even if you sleep more than normal to make up for it, being woken up in the middle of the night will interrupt your deep sleep cycle, leaving you inevitably exhausted. Make sure phones are off and do all else that’s needed to give yourself a good night’s sleep every night.
Get Some Sunshine
While not much of a problem in past generations, today’s indoor-dwelling lifestyles often make for poor skin health. Walk outside for around thirty minutes each day to be sure of soaking up sufficient vitamin D. Contrary to popular belief, excessive vitamin D intact is extremely rare.
Talk to People
Humans are social animals, and your brain is designed to crave interaction with fellow human beings. If you don’t interact with others much at work, seek out friends in your downtime – you’ll live longer as a result.
Go Brown on Your Breads
Whole wheat products offer both more flavor and vastly more health benefits than their white counterparts, including both noodles and breads. Because white grains are almost empty of nutritional value relative to their carb values, they make it far too easy to fill your body up without giving it what it needs.
Undertaking all of these lifestyle changes together is more than enough to turn the average gut-bellied slob into a happier, healthier persona. Just remember to stay consistent – healthy, satisfied living isn’t about treating health as a now-and-again hobby, it’s about treating it as a daily routine.