Practical Ways of Improving Your Health and Wellbeing
In order to achieve a healthy body, you don’t have to spend much or do complicated exercises because there are so many simple and practical ways of improving your health and well-being. Sometimes we overlook these simple things and we tend to over analyze, but we lack the application and the willingness to even start doing them. Health does not only involve the physical body but also the emotional, social, psychological and spiritual aspects of one’s total well-being. We all can agree that our forefathers lived longer than modern people, it is because they lived a simpler, active, less complicated, and less stressful way of life.
We have always been told by our parents and our teachers that eating fruits and vegetables is very important and that junk food and processed foods are bad for our health. But we still follow what we want and neglect to practice healthy eating habits even now that we are smart adults. We can be practical when it comes to selecting the food we eat by starting picking the nutritious food in the supermarket such as fruits and vegetables and avoiding chips, soda, chocolates, ice cream, and other high carbohydrate, high calorie and high fat foods. Studies show that low-carb diet plans have been proven to incredibly reduce weight by lowering the production of ghrelin or “hunger hormone” so you won’t get hungry easily, thus reducing your food intake per day. It is best to consume real food which means eating real food or good quality and minimally processed food, and the food you buy should not even have a list of ingredients, otherwise, it should only be very short.
When it comes to exercise, you can do simple exercises before going to work like stretching or jogging in place even for short period of time, as long as you start doing it every day and eventually it becomes a hobby. Don’t dwell too much indoors, go outside and breath some fresh air, or if you’re in the office, find a perfect spot where you can with your friends to get some fresh air on your break time. Take advantage the benefits of digital technology by downloading health apps online such as Google play store and other similar platforms. There are so may health apps you can download used for counting calorie intake, diet planners, and even health e-books. There are free and paid downloads you can choose from. For your psychological health, talk to a friend, to your spouse or a professional if you are bothered by something, you’re going through a tough situation or you need to make a difficult decision.