“The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will” – Chuck Palahniuk
To live by this statement of Chuck Palahniuk we need to stay healthy and fit for our entire lifetime then only we could create something which would eventually serve as an epitome for the generations to come. Being immersed in work, trying to do something worthwhile we often forget to take care of our body and mind which could potentially lead to some unforeseen problem in old age. That’s why we have come up with some simple, yet effective tips for living a healthy life.
So come on folks, here is a list of 5 simple tips to live a healthy lifestyle.
1. Stay hydrated
We all know that 70% off our body is made up of water, which makes it an essential component for sustaining a healthy body and mind in order to get all our work done without feeling any fatigue.Advertising
So it is advised to drink enough water daily to keep your thirst at bay, but while doing so don’t start living on aerated drinks or other sweet drinks because they come with lots of unwanted sugar which makes you obese in the long term and also creates lots of other problems in your body.
If you want to drink something good, you can go for fruit infused water in best fruit infuser water bottles or drink natural fruit juice to get the required vitamins and minerals besides serving your taste buds with something different and tasty.
2. Eat good food
Eating healthy food like vegetables, fruits, dairy products, etc. gives your body metabolism a solid boost of energy besides making your immune system strong which would eventually keep your body far away from any kind of diseases in long run.
Eating junk food like pizza, burgers, etc. on a daily basis adds unwanted fats in your body thus making you obese and entailing itself with lots of unwanted problems like diabetes, joint pains, etc. in the following months.Advertising
So try to stay away from excessive junk food. But if you want to eat them, you can do so once in a while or when you go for a party with friends.
3. Follow a workout regime
To keep your body strong and active, you need to follow a workout routine in your daily life. Going for exercise daily helps you to strengthen your immune system and build stronger muscles thus keeping you away from all kinds of infectious diseases.
To get started with a workout, you can get yourself enrolled in a gymnasium and work with the trainer to get your body in shape or go for a yoga session in a nearby park in morning or evening.
Besides that, if you don’t want to go out, then you can also set up a mini home gymnasium with few workout equipments like spin bikes, bike trainers, rowing machines, treadmills, etc. on your roof top and get started with daily exercises after taking a look at some of the YouTube tutorial videos to get your body fit in no time .Advertising
4. Take proper sleep
Years of research have found that our body requires at least 7 hours of sleep daily to keep working and give rest to our body parts.
So it’s advised to get proper sleep if you want work efficiently in whatever pursuit you undertake because if you start disturbing sleep routine often then you will encounter lots of body problems like insomnia, headache, body ache, depression in the long term.
Power naps of 20-30 minutes are also beneficial for all working people whenever they feel tired. This rejuvenates the body thus keeping fatigue away and gives the energy boost to work again with full creativity This helps you become more productive at work as you are less stressed and you can solve all kind of problems calmly.
5. Laugh often and avoid being angry
It’s said laughter is the best medicine for life because it helps to heal all kind of body ailments thus giving you many reasons to live as long as you want.Advertising
Laughter keeps your worries away for a long time, so laugh as much as you can each day to stay blissful from within thus giving peace to your inner soul.
Anger comes with bitter experience to sour life, so try to stay away from anger and whenever a situation arrives which could make you angry, try to calm down and take a deep breath. Then think of a better solution to get out the situation rather than remaining angry and ruining your life.
I would like to end with this quote
“Each day brings its own colors to be chosen, mixed, pigments of joy, happy moments, smiles and laughter… And which will you choose? For ‘Life’ is choice…” John McLeod, from Awakening.
Last Updated on September 20, 2018
How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful
Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…
If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:
The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:
- Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
- Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
- Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.
Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.
2. Loosen up
After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?
Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.
3. Chew slowly
Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).
Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.
Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.
4. Let go
Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.
The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?
It’s not. Promise.
Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.
Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:
5. Enjoy the journey
Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.
Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.
6. Look at the big picture
The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:
Will this matter to me…
- Next week?
- Next month?
- Next year?
- In 10 years?
Hint: No, it won’t.
I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.
Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.
7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself
You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.
Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.
8. Practice patience every day
Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:
- The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
- Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
- Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.
Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.
Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.
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