How to Really Stay Healthy
How many times have you told yourself that you’ll start eating healthy food? That you’ll quit smoking? That you’ll go to the gym? Most probably, you’ve told yourself these a hundred times but you never really got to do it. Or if you did, you only did it once or for a day, and then it stopped.
There’s no denying that some people want to be healthy. However, getting there can be difficult. Excuses like you’re too busy, you don’t have enough money, it’s too complicated, and a lot more come up that prevent you from getting that healthy life you know you want. But these reasons can just be excuses for you to actually start taking that leap. Yes, it’s not easy, but there are easy steps that you can take to really be healthy.
The tips you’ll read below are examples of those little steps that you can take to be really healthy. It’s advisable to take these baby steps first until you slowly get into the rhythm of a healthy lifestyle.
Commit to drinking 8 glasses of water.
On average, the human body requires at least 2 liters a day for it to be well-hydrated. However, this only refers to people who barely do anything. So, when you’re working or when you do exercises, you definitely need a lot more water than that. What you can do is to get a medium-sized tumbler that you can fill with water every time. This will encourage you to drink water without having to get up from your seat. You can also track your water intake using an app on your phone so you don’t forget.
Smiling is a very simple and free exercise. You may not know it, but people who smile more get to exercise their facial muscles. At the same time, it helps boost their mood and their overall well-being. Simply smiling at other people can be contagious, too.
Learn how to discipline your mind.
A lot of unhealthy habits spring from being lazy or from being stubborn about changing your lifestyle, whether it’s about your diet or your fitness. If you really are serious about being healthy, then it’s time to train your mind to love vegetables, fruits, and exercise. You can start by eating salads that are appealing to you. You can also cut fruits and put them into containers so you can easily munch on them. You can also start loving the energy exercise gives you.
These things are small steps to help you really be healthy. If you haven’t noticed, they all require discipline because you can’t create healthy habits overnight. Most health-conscious individuals had to adjust from their previous lifestyle to a much healthier one and they were able to do so by wanting to be healthy and taking action. The same should apply to you because at the end of the day, it’s easy to be healthy. You just have to be serious about it.