Mahatma Gandhi once said that what constitutes real wealth is health and not pieces of gold and silver. I think Mahatma Gandhi knew exactly why he said this. I find it heartbreaking that a lot of people I know fail miserably at keeping their health in optimal condition believing that they are invincible especially the young ones. They have this YOLO attitude that they can live a hundred years despite their lack of concern for their health; drinking all night, staying up late, eating microwavable junk and the list goes on. These people do not realize that they are unknowingly cutting their life short. The effects of their perpetually detrimental lifestyle will eventually catch up with them sooner or later and let me just say that it’s not all smooth sailing and there’s going to be a lot of pain and suffering because who else is going to take the beating and the repercussions of your poor health choices? Yes, you guessed it right, none other than yourself.
There is no better day than today to rectify the wrong. If you are looking for ways to improve your health here are four simple and doable ways to change your life for the better. A good life starts with a healthy body and mind and you need this more than anything. Follow these tips and your health will significantly improve for the better.
Start by changing your eating habits. If you’ve always been used to ordering greasy takeouts, cut the habit right away and replace it with healthy food alternatives. Give your fridge an overhaul and get rid of all the junk you’ve been stacking for the past months. If it’s still far from its expiration dates, give them away or if you are truly concerned about the health of other people then might as well ditch it in the trash. It’s better to lose some cash than to lose hours from your life. Go with fruits and vegetables.
Exercise has a lot of health benefits and perhaps one of the most famous health benefit of exercise is it keeps cardiovascular diseases at bay. Exercise helps you get your ideal weight by doing so it helps fights off obesity and diabetes.
If you’re a fan of binge drinking then might as well binge on water and completely skip the booze. Generally, health specialists recommend that we take around eight to ten glasses of water per day. Drinking this much water aids in digestion, skin hydration, detoxification and nutrient absorption among others.
Getting six to eight hours of sleep on average improves your cardiovascular health and it significantly reduces stress levels. People who have enough sleep also have better control over their blood pressure. Moreover, getting eight hours of sleep is said to help lower cholesterol levels.
If you are looking for ways to improve your overall health these four basic lifestyle changes will do. Once you make it a habit to eat healthy, exercise, load up on water and get good sleep you’ll feel refreshed, revitalized and re-energized like never before.