The pandemic caused so much devastation. It exposed cracks in our healthcare system. It also brought the global economy to its knees. But beyond the dim clouds, we learned to value our health. It also taught us the importance of our families and friends.
These lessons are all well and good. But they are useless unless you apply them to your life. It can be a drastic lifestyle change. But it can bring you so much joy as you become more energetic. It will make you feel that you have a new lease on life.
The question is how you turn things around. It is not as easy as 1-2-3. But you can attain better health after making a few drastic changes. Here are some tips:
You Are What You Eat
In the process of assimilation, we slowly become the food that we often eat. If this is true, those who often eat pork might feel sluggish. Those who love fried chicken might develop a complexion akin to chicken skin.
Whether this is true or not, we should be more discriminating with what we put in our mouths. It does not necessarily mean that you will convert into a vegetarian overnight. But you can start with what you drink. How many glasses of water do you drink?
A few years ago, CBS News published a study stating that most Americans drink enough water. But how about you, how much water do you take daily? You can start your journey to better health by swapping sodas and alcohol with life-giving water.
Water can flush out the toxins inside your body. It supports your digestive tract and prevents constipation. On top of those things, it also regulates body temperature and blood pressure. The list of benefits of drinking water goes on and on.
You might lessen your coffee intake. Again, this is concerning the principle that everything is good in moderation. You can continue taking a cup of Joe. But you might drink a cup of tea in between two mugs of coffee.
Tea does not contain the same amount of caffeine as coffee, so it is an excellent substitute when your day is about to end. The stimulus is not strong enough to keep you awake at 12 MN. It contains antioxidants, which can combat cancer cells and pollution.
Drinking one to three cups of green tea can lessen the chances of heart attack by 20%. This habit also lowers the risk of stroke by 20%. If you want to lose weight, tea can help you with this too. It can also protect your bones.
These minor changes can make an extensive impact on your well-being. Once you settle in your new lifestyle, you can proceed to more advanced health habits. If you have existing health concerns, kindly ask a dietitian on your next visit to an urgent care facility for a dietary recommendation.
Mind Over Matter
We must acknowledge that social media kept us connected to our loved ones during the government-mandated lockdown. But it has a lot of disadvantages. The government and other medical experts often warn us about the adverse effect of social media on our mental health.
Again, everything is good in moderation. In this case, you must take time off your social media account. Even better, allow your eyes to rest at night. Considering that you spent your entire day on your computer, switching your devices (including your laptop) at night will help you sleep better.
Take this time to meditate. Doing this will help you wind down. Thus, you would be able to sleep better at night. It also lessens your stress levels. It will eventually equate to better physical health.
Now that the government lifted local travel restrictions, we have more chances of being with our loved ones. Why don’t you schedule a weekly night out with your family? During this bonding time, keep away your devices. Instead of tinkering with your gadget, why don’t you organize a game night? It is a fun way to bond with your loved ones.
Lastly, find a way to get more sleep. Sadly, this is the most underrated body function. But it is as essential as having a balanced meal and exercise. Sleeping can keep you physically and mentally healthy.
Age is just a number. With the proper exercise, diet, and sleep, you will feel as young as a newborn baby. Your energy levels can even compete with a teenager. All of these are possible with a little sacrifice. All you need to do is shift your lifestyle.