The health of a person over age 40, determines his or her ability to function properly. Having a healthy lifestyle is crucial for our well-being. Yet many of us don’t pay any real attention toward it. We have adopted unhealthy habits rather than healthy habits.
As a result, our health is also negatively affected. Poor health as we age can lead to diseases like:
- and insomnia are nesting in our bodies.
Our world has become very fast, people are losing their patience, and people are seeking for quick results.
But, good habits to stay healthy are hard to adopt, though they are simple and yet harder to continue as they show visible results after some time. People now search for a quick dose of dopamine to satisfy themselves and mistake it with being healthy.
As an example, due to the busy lifestyles of people of this generation, are opting more for fast food rather than taking the time to prepare healthy meals at home.
Fast food is more convenient and takes less time to prepare and easily available at any stationery store. Unfortunately, eating too much fast food is leading to many health issues in children and adults.
Due to stressful work and home life issues, people are are getting less than eight hours of sleep, which is causing sleep deprivation. Due to this the mental health of people is also depleting. To stay away from these diseases and sickness, one can follow up on some simple ways to lead a healthier life.
If you search the internet for a healthy lifestyle you get tons of websites on your screen. I will not tell anything different or unique that will change your lifestyle and make you healthy just with a snap of fingers.
But, I will give you 5 simple ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle, which would be easy for you to follow.
1. Maintain a healthy diet:
We need to keep a check on what we are eating to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Our body needs every nutrient in adequate amounts to sustain us. Excess of anything could be harmful.
That is why having a balanced diet is very much needed. The quantity of food intake in a balanced diet depends upon your age, gender, physiological status and physical activity.
Nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals in the proper amount are needed. Every person should have 50-60% of calories from carbohydrates, 10-15% protein and 20-30% fat in their balanced diet. In addition to that one also should have dietary products, anti-oxidant, phytochemicals in their balanced diet to improve their health.
Following basic diet plans given online is good but you may not see visible results because everyone’s requirement for nutrients is a bit different from others.
Do Yoga or freehand exercise:
It is important to sweat out the calories that you gained. It doesn’t mean that you have to go to the gym and workout like hell. It is always good if you like to keep a muscular body and look attractive or if working out at the gym is your meditation then that is a different issue.
In the busy schedule, you generally don’t find enough time to dedicate it to the gym. In that case, you can opt for some basic yoga to keep you refreshed the whole day and keep you energized. You can perform yoga like Anulom Vilom, Pranayam and other basic moves, even at your workplace.
A little freehand exercise in the morning will help your body with blood circulation. You can also try to meditate for a minute or two. Meditation also helps a lot to keep oneself healthy. It gives you mental peace and clears your mind to focus on the necessary matters.
Get 8 Hours of Sleep:
Many of us don’t take sleep as a serious issue, but for our body sleep is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Like every machine we have created we also require some rest to start our daily chores again. But, many of us skip this part or shorten the time for sleep to work a bit more to earn a bit more.
Our bodies require a minimum of 6-8 hours of sleep daily to function properly. Everyone has a body clock and according to that our body works and sleeps. According to that, we should go to sleep when our body gives us a sign. The sleep cycle is also important for our body.
An adult requires 1.3 to 1.5 hours of deep sleep which is a part of the sleep cycle and thus it is necessary to get an adequate amount of sleep.
Learn to Socialize:
We all know that human beings are social beings. We have created a society to live in. That is why it is important to socialize. We all have a close group of friends, with whom we like to spend our time with. It is also important to have a good time with your family. Being around with people we like makes us comfortable and helps us to relax.
It is always helpful to sit together and talk and laugh. Humans like to feel that belong from somewhere or they like to be a part of a larger community that gives the sense of togetherness. Thus, socializing with the right people is needed to keep mental health fine.
Have an Optimistic Attitude:
It may look insignificant, but most of the health issues start from our mental perception about ourselves.
Today depression, anxiety, pessimism, tension are eating up our health from the inside, and this can result in unhealthy activities. So, we must stay positive about our present condition to help live a healthy lifestyle.
We need to be happy and spread happiness among others to stay healthy. Life is hard and everybody is struggling to earn their bread and butter. So, to make that struggle a bit easier everyone should help each other to stay happy and healthy.
In the above paragraphs, I have discussed simple ways to stay fit and promote a healthy lifestyle.
These are easy to adapt also. You can follow the 21-day rule, the number of days required to build up a habit. So, get yourself ready right now and pledge to have a healthy you and a healthier future.
Vivek Roy is an enthusiastic Yoga blogger and Traveller from India. He has done 200 hours yoga teacher training in India. He loves to travel and share the knowledge of yoga around the world. For more information about him visit his website.