10 Simple Hacks to a Healthier and Happier Life
Are you feeling content on what kind of life you’re living right now? Are you satisfied and happy with your day-to-day routines, habits, or activities? If you’re not sure what could be your answer, then most probably it’s a “NO”.
Yes, you only live once, then why not live it to the fullest and to the healthiest? Nowadays, living mostly means exhaustion to studies or work, stressing yourself out of the senseless things around your, going to the bar, and pretending to be someone you’re not.
Quit all those things, my friend. You have to live the life you deserve – read these tips and try these on your own.
COMPLETE EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP
If you want to change for better and make your life healthier and happier, better practice to complete 8 hours of sleep first. Once you learned and get used to it, everything will slowly fall into place. If you are getting enough amount of sleep, you would surely give up eating calories easily, get less possibility to get fat easily, be able to maximize your physical well-being, have a lesser tendency to get a risk of stroke or heart attack disease, and so on and so forth. To let you know, enough sleep is a great help in your psychological, mental, social, physical, and spiritual health. It’s like the centremost of the sun and its uncountable rays are the benefits.
DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER OR MORE
For some, drinking lot and lots water might be a joke or a simple thing to mind, but behind that negligence are the shocking benefits you can get by just having a good amount of water consumed daily. Water can reduce dehydration, helps maintain the balance of your body fluids, helps in burning calories (yes! It does!), keeps your skin looking good and hydrated, and helps in the development of your bowel function. But wait, those are only some of the benefits you can get from drinking plenty of water. You might want to try for a week, a month, or better if you do it as your daily routine, and find out the results by yourself.
GET YOURSELF A REGULAR EXERCISE
Getting at least an hour of physical activity daily might help you maintain and improve your health condition. If you are a busy person because of work, study and so much more, don’t worry because that’s not an excuse. You can acquire or purchaseexercise equipment which is very ideal for a home workout. If you can allocate some time for some unnecessary activities, then why not make some time for this – something that benefits you for a lifetime. You know you have to at least sweat all the toxins out before it caused you diseases you might regret someday.
SMILE MORE, WORRY NO MORE
If you want to be healthier and happier deep within, then let go of all the unpleasant thoughts in your mind and replace it with all the positive ones you could think of. You have to spread smile as soon as you wake up, you wouldn’t only get healthier and happier, but you would also get more beautiful by doing that facial exercise every day. Do you know that smiling is a form of exercise? Your face contains muscles which also sag if you don’t take a good care of it. You have to learn to exercise every piece of the muscle in your body. Smile in front of the mirror, smile to your neighbourhood, and smile to a better life!
EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES REGULARLY
Eating healthy makes you look younger and happier from deep within to every inch of your body. Fruits and vegetables must be the ones who reside in your fridge instead of junk foods and several unhealthy foods. You know, it’s nice seeing your plates on the table with a variety of which don’t only fill your tummy but also please your eyes. These foods are a good source of fibre which helps your system to feel happier be healthier, naturally low in calories, filled with vitamins and minerals, and is good armour from diseases and other health risks. Fruits and veggies aren’t just healthy; they are all fun to eat!
SAY GOODBYE TO CALORIES/PROCESSED FOODS
If you want to live longer, then better avoid foods that may increase the capability of your body from getting diseases. If you are used to eating calories and processed foods, then better say goodbye to that unhealthy habit.Processed foods are generally high in unhealthy fats and one of the main causes of obesity and illnesses. Whilst eating calories may contribute to higher stress on your body. Eating these types of foods might be a pleasure for you, but deep within your body, you’re slowly increasing the risk of getting illnesses at an early age.
READ BOOKS AS MANY AS YOU CAN
You know, it’s not only your tummy that needs to be fed – but also your brain. How to do that? Read and read and read. It doesn’t matter how long the story is, or how thick the book is, you have to make reading as one of your habits. Reading books will expand your vocabulary, helps you to effectively express your thoughts, learn new things, and go everywhere at any time depending on where the book would take you. Do you know that reading can also reduce stress? Yes, because through it, you’re gradually diverting your attention comprehending and contemplating the book you’re bound into. It results in forgetting unnecessary and unpleasant thoughts and replaces it with the story the book has for you.
HAVE YOURSELF A GENEROUS CUP OF TEA
A simple cup of tea can make you happy. It says to increase your exercise endurance, reduces the risk of heart attacks, protects you from having cancer, rehydrates the body, and also provides protection from ultraviolet rays. Those are only some of the variety of benefits you can get only by drinking a cup of tea. If you are after getting and feeling younger, then go get yourself a cup of tea. If you prefer to decrease your caffeine intake, then go for tea.“How many cups of tea should I take in a day?”Well, it says that four or more cups of tea preferably green tea is a good daily dose.
INTERACT WITH NATURE
Being “one with nature” isn’t only a simple thing. You could have thought that it means to have a little walk or run in the park, or water your plants, and so on. Having a little interaction with nature is proven to give amazing benefits to you – to people. If you choose to interact with nature, you are more likely to be relieved from stress, it has something that calms your mind, and so better have a large-sized window at home, right? It also makes you feel energized when you get to have activities with nature. The natural sceneries also clear and filters your thoughts. A simple view of the colourful flowers and green tress can make you feel calmer and healthier.
REDUCE SCREEN DEPENDENCY
Screen dependency has become a serious issue as the technology continues to innovate and the world goes with it. When you get used to scrolling on your gadgets or typing and browsing using your computer, you are most likely prone to screen dependency disorder. You get exposed to too much radiation and you have lesser interest to interact with people around you. If you get to overcome your screen dependency. You would have a better sleep, increased pleasing personality, and boosts self-confidence. Because what you see online may affect how you see yourself or your status in life.
Kath Ramirez is a journalism graduate who aims to turn her dreams into her passion. Her love for writing started when she was seven years old, reading illustrated books. Writing articles, reading books, and dancing is her passion and she breathes into life with these. Kath is also engaged in exploring different places to stay for vacation or Holidays, a food addict but health conscious. She now works as a dedicated writer for Fitbiz Gym Equipment, a health and fitness equipment provider based in Australia.