Admit it or not, we are all slaves to certain habits. Some of these habits make us into people with good behaviour, health and full of energy for life, whereas some bad habits bring the opposite results and we end up with lot of problems in life including bad health. Therefore, we should try to cultivate good healthy habits very early in life and stick to them. Here are few habits that can help a person turn into super healthy person.
The habit of taking regular, daily breakfast has many benefits. It launches your metabolism and prevents you from overeating later in the day. Adults who have daily breakfast perform better at work and children who eat a morning meal score well at school. If an elaborate breakfast is not for you at least start the day with some pieces of fruit or a granola bar.
Drink enough water
Drinking water and keeping you hydrated can do so many good things for you. It not only quenches your thirst but helps you lose weight too. Water helps to stay away from sugary drinks that are linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. If not plain water adds flavour with slices of orange, lemon, lime or watermelon in your bottle of water.
Have exercise breaks
If you feel lethargic during the day or at work, just don’t reach out for another cup of coffee, instead get up and move your limbs. Do some easy lunges and stretches. It can refresh body and mind. A brisk walk in the park for 30 minutes can help keep the blues away. You can have this walks even in short bursts if you cannot have it at a stretch.
Cut back screen time
The present day life is filled with screen time of one nature or other. It may be your computer, lap-top, mobile or just the TV. It is better to set a time to log off from all the social media buzz. When you cut back screen time, you will get lot of time to pursue healthy habits like walking, playing, preparing dinner or dancing. Ultimately all these activities will move your body and help keep your healthy.
If you have an urge to light up, just decide to quit it. When you take one step forward your body will take twice as much and repair itself quickly. As you smoke your heart rate and blood pressure increases and you start feeling its effects. So, once you give up the habit your heart and pressure will return to normal, making you much healthier.
Have good sleep
A good night’s sleep keeps you in a better mood. Sleep also helps in sharpening memory, giving focus and helps you learn new things. It lowers the risk of heart disease and helps maintain body weight. Cultivate a habit of a sleeping schedule and go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day.
Getting mindful is easy with meditation or to enjoy the smell of blooming flowers around you. It is this mindfulness that will help you reduce stress, relieve pain and improve your mood. Every washing dish can be good for the brain as long as you do it mindfully.