Practical Ways of Improving Your Health and Wellbeing
Achieving a healthy body doesn’t need to be expensive and complicated because there are many simple and practical ways of improving your health and well-being. Sometimes we overlook these simple things and we tend to over analyze, but we lack the application and the willingness to even start doing them. Being healthy does not only mean healthy physically but we should also ensure that we have a healthy social, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. We all can agree that our forefathers lived longer than modern people, it is because they lived a simpler, active, less complicated, and less stressful way of life.
When we were younger, our parents and teachers constantly reminded and taught us about the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as avoiding junk food and processed foods. But we still follow what we want and neglect to practice healthy eating habits even now that we are smart adults. We can be practical when it comes to selecting the food we eat by starting picking the nutritious food in the supermarket such as fruits and vegetables and avoiding chips, soda, chocolates, ice cream, and other high carbohydrate, high calorie and high fat foods. Low-carb diet has been proven to amazingly lose weight because it inhibits the production of “hunger hormone” called ghrelin, thus you don’t easily get hungry, reducing food intake per day. It is best to consume real food which means eating real food or good quality and minimally processed food, and the food you buy should not even have a list of ingredients, otherwise, it should only be very short.
Exercise is very important to achieve fitness, and there are so many practical ways to engage in exercise without you even noticing it, such as manually doing household chores instead of your appliance at least twice a week, or do short periods of stretching or stationary jogging before heading for work or before sleeping. Don’t dwell too much indoors, go outside and breath some fresh air, or if you’re in the office, find a perfect spot where you can with your friends to get some fresh air on your break time. Take advantage the benefits of digital technology by downloading health apps online such as Google play store and other similar platforms. There are so may health apps you can download used for counting calorie intake, diet planners, and even health e-books. Download apps for free or paid depending on your choice or preference. If you’re going through a tough situation, you need to make a difficult decision or you have an unbearable emotional pain, don’t hesitate to talk to a friend, family member like your spouse or to a professional to ensure your overall health and well-being.