Because of the seemingly unending tasks at home and in the workplace to accomplish, it seems as though there is no more time left for us to focus on our wellbeing.
However, you don’t really have to make drastic life changes in order to be healthier and happier — you actually need to take a few little steps only to attain big transformations.
Below you will find 15 of the simplest things that you may do starting today if you want to have your health improved so that you can live a long and happy life:
1. Drink More Water
Water keeps your body hydrated and also helps flush toxins out of your body. Experts recommend consuming up to 2 liters a day. No, that’s not a lot when you do the math — 2 liters is just equivalent to 8 cups.
2. Take a Quick Walk
Have half an hour to spare? Spend 20 minutes of it walking around the block — you get to decide what to do with the remaining 10 minutes. Yes, walking for 20 minutes is already considered as a good form of exercise.
3. Get Some Sun
Between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon, do your best to evade the sun. But outside of that time frame, allow the sun to touch your skin. The sun is a source of vitamin D that lifts your mood and strengthens your bones.
4. Hit the Hay Earlier
Instead of checking out social media, close your eyes the moment that you hop into bed. Sleeping earlier enables you to get enough shut-eye that you need to feel refreshed and energetic the following day.
5. Fill Up on More Fiber
Having lots and lots of toxins in the gut can make you feel sluggish and look horrible. Include more fiber-rich foods in your everyday diet to facilitate the removal of those poisonous substances within you.
6. Go Get More Greens
It’s also a good idea for you to start consuming more green-colored vegetables, especially leafy ones, on a daily basis to introduce more antioxidants, vitamins and minerals into your body.
7. Make Friends With Fruits
Experts say that you should get 6 to 13 servings of fruits daily. That’s not really a problem given that there are so many fruits to choose from. Here’s a tip: try to go for a different colored fruit each and every time.
8. Don’t be Too Shy to Play
Contrary to popular belief, playing is not only for kids. From playing video games with your nephew to having a game of frisbee with your friends, playing can keep you from being a dull boy or girl.
9. Sit and Stand Up Straight
Your posture can have a considerable impact on your confidence level, so make sure that you sit and stand up in the right manner. Doing so also increases energy levels and gets rid of body aches and pains, too. Try it!
10. Devote 5 Minutes to Nothing
Sit down, close your eyes, don’t pay attention to anything around you, clear your mind, and take slow, deep breaths for 5 minutes. Congratulations — you just meditated which is good for relieving mental and physical stress.
11. Throw Away Toxic Products
Go through your various personal and household products and get rid of anything that contains harsh chemicals. Replace them with those that contain all-natural ingredients only.
12. Count Your Blessings
Frustrated that someone seems to be living a life that’s full of blessings? Grab a pen and a sheet of paper and start writing down some of the things you are thankful for — you will realize you really have more than you need.
13. Learn to Say “No” and “Sorry”
So many people have a hard time saying two words: “no” and “sorry”. Don’t be afraid to say them as needed because they can help in getting rid of unnecessary stress and guilt respectively.
14. Floss Regularly
Are you aware that something as simple as flossing on a regular basis can help in lowering your risk of heart disease? If you don’t believe it, ask your dentist. Besides, regularly flossing allows you to pull off the next tip.
15. Smile, Smile, Smile
Last but not least, smile as often as you can. Experts say that smiling even if you don’t mean it has all sorts of beneficial effects on both your mind and body. Oh, and it can also make you look younger and more attractive.