We all have heard the age-old mantra, ‘Health is Wealth’, however, when the time comes for converting ideas into action, we often find excuses becoming the bottleneck. Living a healthy life and adopting a healthier lifestyle does not necessitate drastic changes in your daily routine. Small changes practiced consistently over a while can yield wonders. Even gradual modifications to your regular routine can result in tremendous transformations over a period and help you live a healthy lifestyle.
Before we deep dive into healthy lifestyle tips, we need to understand what a ‘healthy lifestyle’ is – it is to have an active life, have a balanced diet, and not only have a healthy and fit body but also a healthy and fit mind. Oftentimes we focus on our body and miss out on providing a healthy lifestyle to our mind.
Here are five simple steps to live a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally –
Engage in regular physical activity
Physical activity includes anything where your body muscles move and spend energy in doing so. It can be running, playing a sport, or working out in a gym. Even if you cannot engage in rigorous activity, ensure you take regular walks and stretch your body to stay active and energized. The end goal of physical activity is not only weight loss but also to boost your self-esteem, reduce stress, and reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses.
Get enough sleep
Our human body and mind are just like a machine – if you keep running them uninterruptedly, they might get fatigued and wear out. The solution is that you need sleep. Every human being should get good long hours of undisturbed sleep each night. It is important you sleep well at night and have a continuous stretch of sleep. Small patches of sleep would not help and make you more tired, restless, and less productive at work.
The most crucial part of your healthy lifestyle is your diet. Include fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains as part of your diet. Have a good balance between proteins, carbohydrates, and fat with vitamins and minerals in your diet. Reduce consumption of sugar and have salt that is recommended for your health condition. Finally, you can choose to avoid fried, oily, and spicy food, harmful use of alcohol, and smoking. In simple words – eat healthily to stay healthy.
Measure vitals regularly
One important aspect of leading a healthy lifestyle is to be knowledgeable and aware. As a responsible person, you should measure your vitals and get medical attention in case you observe anomalies. Do not wait for something to go wrong to get these body functions tested, instead have an annual health checkup followed by a doctor’s visit. This process will help you identify the red flags easily and prevent major disorders even before they strike.
Seek advice before you take any medicines
Being knowledgeable also means you know what to do and what not to. Be very careful when you self-administer medicines. Sometimes, people go for supplements and medicinal alternatives to reduce weight and restore their physique. But they can have harmful side effects which they are not aware of. It is always advised to seek medical advice from a practitioner before you take any medicine or undergo medical treatment.
We should never compromise on our health. Our health should be our priority and we all should know the basics of healthy lifestyle management. Start today and head towards a better future. At SAAOL, we help you make those gradual changes and guide you on a journey toward an active and healthy life. We have been treating heart blockages with EECP treatment for more than two decades. With experience we can say that with a healthy diet and small lifestyle changes you can prevent the risk of heart ailments.