Are you a passively healthy person, or do you entertain unhealthy habits throughout the day? Your diet, amount of restful sleep, water intake, and much more play a massive role in whether or not you live a healthy lifestyle.
And good health doesn’t just stop there – it leads to a more positive self-image, earned confidence, and can change the outlook you have on life. Today, we’ll be looking at some of the top tips we have for leading a healthier, and thereby happier, lifestyle.
1. Drink More Water
Our body is made up of over 60% water – so it comes as no surprise that we might need to drink more water throughout the day. Water helps carry oxygen and nutrients to the rest of the body, helps remove waste, and carries out various other bodily functions. We also lose water every day – perspiration, urine, and even just breathing can deplete your supply.
Food intake only contributes about 20% of the daily fluid intake we need, so make sure you’re drinking up! Slightly yellow urination, dry mouth, or even dry lips are all indications that you might need more water in your daily routine.
2. Get Just Enough Sleep
We might suggest you get more sleep – but sometimes, the issue is that you’re sleeping too much. You can sleep for 10 to 12 hours and wake up still feeling tired, because it all depends on how much valuable rest you got. Not resting well can also lead to late-night snacking, especially with junk food. Try to focus on a regular sleep schedule so you can get some genuine rest instead of tossing and turning all night.
Some suggestions are to stop using your phone or other brightly lit screens at least 30 minutes before you try to sleep, try to stick to somewhat of a consistent routine for when you go to bed, and if you’re still having trouble sleeping after that, you might consider incorporating CBD into your nightly routine. A serving of CBD 30 minutes before bed, at the same time that you should stop using your phone and other electronics, is what a massive plethora of people are already using to improve their sleep schedules.
3. Socialize More
Even if you’re the antisocial type, you’re still the average personality of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Pick your friends wisely here; choose to spend your time around more health conscious individuals and you’ll find yourself picking up some of their healthy habits and traits before you realize what’s happening. Workout buddies, people you can cook healthy meals for, and just health conscious people in general are all great energies to be around when you’re trying to lead a healthy lifestyle yourself.
4. Get Out of the House!
It’s sometimes easier said than done to “socialize more,” but getting out of the house more often is an excellent way to achieve it. Especially if you’re working a regular full-time job, you may frequently only see work and your home as the two main settings in your life. Change up the scenery and go out to have some genuine fun.
Look at what’s free to do around your city or town, tackle that errand you’ve been putting off, meet up with a friend you haven’t seen in years, or just live in a million different other ways. A change of environment can be refreshing, which can help lead you to a healthier lifestyle.
5. Practice Good Dental Hygiene
No one likes morning breath, but good dental hygiene goes deeper than that. Some research indicates it may be linked to better overall health; because a happy mouth equals a happier life. Because the mouth is the entry point for both respiratory and digestive tracts, some of the normally harmful bacteria in the mouth, if not kept in check, can potentially cause disease.
Without proper oral hygiene, the body’s natural defenses may not be enough to sway the levels of bacteria that can lead to gum disease, oral infections, tooth decay and more. Reduce your risk of disease, some of which are entirely preventable, by achieving routine good dental hygiene.
6. Find the Right Diet for You
You always hear about how vegans, vegetarians, and other individuals who are on a specific food diet feel like they made the right choice and nothing else seems to fit. While this may be true for them, everyone is different, so a diet that works for someone may not be favorable for you.
Our best recommendation is to experiment with the different diets of the world. This doesn’t mean to get on a fad diet that is meant for temporary results. Rather, give the vegetarian diet a genuine chance. Then, move on to veganism. Test out keto, paleo, and any other diet lifestyle you may have considered.
Supplement your diet with prebiotics and the necessary vitamins and nutrients you need to feel energy throughout the day, regardless of the rest of your diet. If you’re looking to lead a healthy lifestyle, there are many different ways you can tackle that through food; you’ll just need to find the one that fits the rest of your life the best.
7. Get a Checkup
When was the last time you’ve been to a doctor for just a regular checkup? Instead of going only when you’re ill or in need of a prescription, start going in for a consistent checkup. As we get older, it can be all too easy to get a disease that doesn’t have detectable symptoms until it’s too late.
This means urine tests and blood tests that check vitamin and mineral levels as well as blood sugar. Likewise, routine tests like PAP smears and mammograms for women, prostate exams for men, and colonoscopies are all essential to reducing your risk of having a late-stage disease. The tests coming back with excellent results also have a bonus of giving you peace of mind, so you can feel more at ease by staying proactive.
There far more strategies you can use to build a healthier lifestyle, but these can help you craft a foundation. From here, you can use the tips and tools we’ve provided to springboard into a healthy lifestyle through positive habits that benefit you instead you instead of setting you back.
Drink plenty of water and get enough sleep, socialize by getting out of the house more, practice proper dental hygiene, experiment until you discover your preferred diet, and get regular checkups to ensure you’re doing everything you can to optimize your health. Until next time, we hope this guide was helpful with getting you on the right track to lead the lifestyle you want.
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