Many of us are just not equipped to remold our lives into healthy homages to physiological perfection. The time constraints of work, family, school, and other common responsibilities can overwhelm our mental and physical being.
Take a deep breath, and realize that there are other ways to boost your health. Living a healthier lifestyle does not mean a restructuring of one’s whole world. Here is a quick overview of a few daily habits that will assist any willing person in building a happier and healthier life.
Begin each day with positive affirmations
The way a person views themselves is a strong deciding factor of their mood and success during the day. Start each day off saying positive words of affirmation. Try out these few statements:
- I am happy in life, and I have plenty of opportunity for success.
- I am proud of who I am, and I will continue to make myself proud today.
- I am excellent and capable of achieving great things.
Swap coffee for tea
Coffee contains almost twice the caffeine as tea and may be a little stressful on the heart. Try swapping coffee for tea. Many teas have a plethora of healing properties. Green tea is excellent for boosting metabolic function. Chamomile tea is ideal for soothing and relaxing oneself. Experiment and find what tea works best.
Limit alcohol intake
Alcohol consumption should be strictly limited, but do not be afraid to enjoy it. Women should only have one 8 ounce glass of wine, one shot, or an cold beer each day. Men are allowed two of each due to the way their bodies process alcohol.
Make this time a reward at the end of the day. Sit down with a friend or partner and enjoy casual conversation and drinks. Start a tradition of collecting specialized shot glasses to utilize during the nightly ritual and have fun comparing with friends.
Take time to enjoy meals
Too often, people eat their daily meals without sitting down or even breathing. Take the time to chew and thoroughly experience the taste of food. Thorough chewing helps boost digestive function.
Eating slower helps give the stomach time to send signals of being full to the brain. Many people make the mistake of eating too quickly, and the stomach does not have a chance to relay the message of satisfaction. Enjoy enriching conversation with a meal.
Get outside more often
Sunshine is medicine for the soul… moreover, the body! The sun’s rays are packed full of Vitamin D, which is essential for the body’s bone health. It also serves as a regulator for the immune system and boosts heart health. A short walk each day can positively affect health within the first week.