Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle

It is easy to put our health and wellbeing on the back burner in the hectic world in which we live. We rush through our daily routines of family, friends, work, and social activities, but rarely stop to tend to our own needs. It’s no surprise that many of us are worn out and exhausted. How can we enhance the quality of our lives with minimal effort?

Hydrate yourself

It’s been said a million times before and it will be said a million times again: you need to drink more water.

Just consider: The average human body is composed of about 72% water. When fluid levels drop by just 5%, energy output drops by 25-30%. Reduced fluid levels by only 15% are fatal! Over half of us aren’t firing on all cylinders because we’re not getting enough water, and that’s before we include in the effects of things like pollution, poor nutrition, and stress.

Fixing this isn’t too difficult of a task. An easy way to feel more energised is to drink water at a rate of one glass every half an hour, or 10 to 12 glasses a day.

Nutrition from the Food of the Living: Adoring Life

The majority of a food’s nutrients are lost when it is heated to temperatures exceeding 116 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a truth that many people don’t realise. That’s a major issue, given that most of us currently don’t consume enough vegetables. The daily recommended amount of fresh veggies is five, according to nutritionists. I wonder how many of us are genuinely following that recommendation.

Juicing your vegetables is a terrific method to receive the nutrients they contain without having to spend the day at the stove or resort to eating raw celery sticks. Get yourself some fresh veggies and a good juicer (some juicers expose vegetables to heat caused by friction during juicing, which breaks down key enzymes), and then chug your way to health. Time savings (there’s no need to cook) and ease of use are major benefits. Bring your juice to the office, and pack some for the kids’ lunches, too!

Wheatgrass, in particular, is widely recognised as a highly valuable food source. It contains approximately 100 essential nutrients and is rich in chlorophyll, earning it the nickname “plant blood” due to its resemblance to the molecules of human red blood cells. Vitamins and minerals can also be found in plenty in fresh grains.

What goes in, must come out.

Most people also associate exercise with other negative connotations. Truth be told, working out doesn’t have to be a drag on your time or your creativity. Alternatives abound.

Some gyms even had tydro-circuits and aerobics classes ten years ago. Water aerobics, yoga, pilates, dance-ercise, step courses, and many more novel forms of physical activity are now available as well.

There are alternatives to going to the gym, such as an exercise bike or a walker, that may be used at home if you lack the time, money, or motivation to get there. I can’t imagine life before my exercise bike, which I use to get in a good workout while watching TV.

If you’re sick, injured, or just not very fit like I am, you might benefit from some suggestions my doctor gave me:

It can be an uphill battle to accomplish even the bare minimum of exercise each day after you’ve reached the point of physical inactivity, and this is especially true if you’re also battling an illness. The risk is that being inactive will cause you to lose even more energy, which will then feed on itself until you can hardly get out of bed.

Taking baby steps is a great approach to ease back into a physical regimen. You could think it’s moving ridiculously slowly. Walk or ride your bike for 5 minutes every day for the first two weeks. Don’t go longer than that, even if you feel like you could go on. As soon as the two weeks are up, go from 5 minutes to 7 minutes, then 10 minutes, 12 minutes, etc. Keep building up your activity level until you reach a point where you feel good.

It’s a bit goofy, but it gets the job done. You’re basically tricking your body into working harder. Your body may not even notice that you are increasing your workout duration because you are doing it so gradually. If you stick to this plan, in no time at all you’ll be able to complete each day’s workout without pushing yourself beyond your limits.

That sums up the fundamentals for you. Rearranging your schedule so that you have time to eat well and exercise, as well as remembering to drink half a glass of water every half an hour, will get you well on your way to leading a healthy life. To sum up, make sure you schedule some time to relax alone. Reduce your stress levels by practising meditation. Even if the only place you can find peace and quiet is in the shower, set aside just five minutes a day to check in with yourself.

And last but not least, have fun with it! Laugh your head off; the louder, the better! You won’t believe how much your mood may be improved by something so easy!