For many people, the beginning of the year is marked by change. Plans are often made to engage in more sports, eat a healthier diet and stress less. Such plans often guide the trends of good intentions year after year. But how do you put these good intentions into practice and improve bad habits? The answer’s not always easy, seeing that most people tend not to get past three days of their healthy eating plan.
The good news is that with some few lifestyle changes, we can live a longer, healthier life. Fortunately, your genetic makeup only affects about 30 percent of your health, while the remaining 70 percent, is determined by your lifestyle. This is a tremendous opportunity that provides you with a perfect foundation for change. You, therefore, can influence your body for the most part and have the chance to improve it significantly.
With that being said, here are some simple tips to help you start living a little healthier life today. It is important not to overdo all of these tips at the beginning, but rather do it step by step to change your habits.
Examine Your Lifestyle
It’s never too late to adopt a healthier lifestyle and pay more attention to your health and fitness. Start with examining all the unhealthy habits you are aware of, such as eating too fast, not exercising, not eating enough vegetables. You can implement changes little by little. Interestingly, your body usually responds relatively quickly to changes in behaviour and then improves continuously.
Your physical and mental wellbeing are the absolute foundations for a happy and contented life, which is what everyone should be striving for. This is why maintaining a reasonable level of fitness is crucial. This does not mean you have to go out and run a marathon. A simple 30 minutes a day of intense activity is enough to get the heart muscles pumping, to supply blood to the organs.
It is important that you consult a medical professional before attempting any extreme sports. Remember, everyone is created differently, and the type of exercise you choose to do varies from person to person.
Regular exercise is one of the most fundamental and vital success factors for a healthy life and a fit body. Physical activity also generally makes you feel better, more relaxed and happier, and at the same time, you have more energy in everyday life. You will even feel fitter, lighter and more content with your body. You will even start noticing an increase in the quality of your life as you will have more energy, and will generally feel healthier and better day to day.
An essential part of a healthy life is your diet. Therefore, you should be careful always to eat enough essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Eat as many green vegetables, herbs, and sprouts as often as possible. You can try new flavours and recipes and get your taste buds tingling while getting hands-on in the kitchen.