Social media is full of advertisements that encourage us to be better and to get thinner; from the tabloids to the television to Instagram to the news, we are constantly assured that our best self is just out of reach. And yet, for most of us, optimal health is easier said than done.
Luckily, that’s all about to change.
So read on, and embrace a healthier, happier you
2. Sleep well. Not only can sleep improve your skin’s health and help you look younger, getting a proper night’s rest can help improve your memory, and can even help you to lose weight. Sleep is essential for mental and physical repair, 8 hours is an ideal amount.
3. Work it out. Exercising encourages better sleep, and releases powerful endorphins that make you feels great. You don’t have to run a marathon to get the benefits, either. Studies have shown that getting just 10 minutes of exercise a day has fantastic effects on your health. Walk in your lunch hour rather than sitting at your desk, take the stairs instead of the elevator and stand whenever possible.
4. Laugh. We’re not joking! Laughing relaxes the body, relieves tension, and even boosts your immune system.
5. Get outdoors – Even if it’s cold and wet. Taking a walk or having a picnic or even stargazing can boost your happy hormones as well as give you daily dose of fresh air! Being close to nature will make you feel less stressed and more grounded.
6. Eat protein at every meal. Protein is the building blocks of your body, we use it to build and repair tissue. It also helps you feel fuller for longer, aim for one palm size portion for a female and two for a male. Some protein sources: Eggs, Fish, Meat, Nuts, Beans, Cheese
7. Get more fibre. Fibre regulates digestion, reduces blood pressure, and even lowers bad cholesterol. Great sources of fiber are oats, fruits, vegetables, beans, chickpeas, nuts and lentils.
8. Get naughty. That’s right- studies have proven that having sex regularly makes you feel younger, boosts your immune system, and can even increase your lifespan!
9. Drink more water. Getting 2 litres a day energises your muscles, controls your calorie intake, and encourages kidney health. If you are just 2% dehydrated it will reduce your body functioning optimally.
10. Meditate. Taking the time to tune in and relax can help reduce stress as well as relieve symptoms of IBS, lower your blood pressure, and increase your fertility. It will also encourage feelings of peace and self-love.
Perhaps you’re thinking you’ve read these before?
But how many have can you honestly say you do consistently every day?
It all starts with getting the basics right.
Introduce these gradually into your life and over time they will become habit, forming life term healthy habits is the key to your health and well-being. If you want to get more advice straight to your inbox sign up here.