We all want to have a healthy body and mind, but many of us have the idea that it’s unattainable. We think that it’s something you’re born with, or have to work incredibly hard to achieve. This is not the case. It’s all about your lifestyle. There’s a reason why our ancestors were much stronger and resilient than we are; it’s because their lives were full of activity and energy. If you want to move onto a healthier body and mind (and who doesn’t?), then take a look at some of the changes you can make below.
The Daily Routine
Most people can’t fathom why they’re not healthier than they are, yet, when you look at how they spend their day, it becomes clear just why their health isn’t what it could or should be. If you’re driving to your office, sitting in a chair all day, then returning home to watch television/browse the web, then something needs to change. Here, small changes will have a big effect. For example, you could park further away from your office, or cycle there in the first place. Instead of a traditional desk/chair combination, look at a standing desk.
Sometimes, it’s not the positive things we do for our body and mind that has the biggest impact, but the negative things. For example, if you’re smoking and drinking too much, then it won’t be long before your body begins to feel the effects. As such, it’s worthwhile putting these two factors of your lifestyle behind you. To give up smoking, get a vape and a juice like watermelon sour belts; it’ll help you to cut down on the cigarettes, which are more damaging to your health. To give up drinking, you can switch to non-alcohol variations of your favorite drink (such as beer or wine), and also try to get to the root of why you drink in the first place. Many people use it to relieve stress, but there are many better and safer options out there.
Moving Your Body
We’ve come a long way with our understanding of what foods we should be eating and so on, but there’s no substitute for simply working up a sweat. It helps us in so many ways! It keeps our bodies lean, trim, and strong, and also helps give our brain our boost (working out releases endorphins into our brain, which helps us to feel good). You don’t have to go overboard and visit the gym multiple times a week — a quick run every morning will be enough to get you started along your fitness journey. Just a simple walk on the beach each day will revive your body and mind.
Into the Great Outdoors
We’ve been pushed into cities, but, in actual fact, we belong in the great outdoors. Now, it’s not realistic that we’ll return to living there full-time, but a short trip? Sure — it’s good for you. Studies have shown that just fifteen minutes in nature is enough to give our brain a boost. While we’re there, we’re usually using our bodies, too — and let’s not forget, it’s fun!