It’s the dream and love of every human being to live a long life but many don’t know one great secret of long life and this is living a healthy life.
8 STEPS OF LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE
1.DRINKING MUCH WATER
Most of us do not drink much water every day. Water is of great importance and essential for our bodies to function. It is proven scientifically that more than 60% of our bodies consist of water. Water is needed to carry out body activities which include removal of wastes and carrying of nutrients through the body. Since we lose water all the time through urine breathing and sweating it is important that we replenish our water intake.
2.EAT MOSTLY UNPROCESSED FOOD
Many people in this generation especially the youths are going for processed junk foods which have high levels of calories. Your meals should consist of vegetables, fruits, lean meats like chicken and ground turkey, and grains. Avoid processed food altogether for a better healthier life.
Movements in life. Research has shown that exercising daily brings tremendous benefits to our health including life span, lowering risks of diseases, high bone density, and weight loss. Increase activity in your life. Choose walking over transport for close distances. Climb the stairs than using the lift. Join an aerobics class or a dance class. Have a sporting activity.
4.GET ENOUGH SLEEP
When you don’t rest well, you compensate by eating more. Usually its junk food. Get enough rest and you don’t need a snack to stay awake. Also, lack of sleep causes premature aging and you don’t want that.
5.LEARN TO SAY NO
Do not eat just because you are with friends or other people that offer you food. If you don’t feel like eating don’t eat. Say no.
6.CUT DOWN ON SUGARY FOODS/DRINKS
Sugary foods include chocolate bars, cookies, cakes, and jelly donuts. Not only do they fill you, but they trigger you to eat more due to the sugar rush. Eating once in a while is okay, but not daily. Go for healthy snacks instead. Sugary drinks are unfortunately sold everywhere today namely in the name of soda and sweet drinks. These drinks are unhealthy and cause weight gain. Go for plain vegetable juices instead.
7.EAT SMALL MEALS
Choose several small meals over huge meals as it evens out your energy distribution. It’s also better for your stomach as it doesn’t over the stretch from digesting a huge volume of food at one go. In general, eat when you feel hungry and stop when you are full. You don’t need to wait until official meal times before you start eating. Listen to your body and what it tells you.
8.PURGE NEGATIVITY FROM YOURSELF
You don’t need negativity from yourself either. Listen to the thoughts that come up and get rid of your negative thoughts. One great way to remove your negativity is to brain dump when you feel frustrated. I do this with my clients, where I ask them to write out their deepest thoughts so that we can address them. Do not keep these thoughts pent up inside you it is not healthy.
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