Tips and tricks to start your journey towards a healthier lifestyle!
We are in that phase of life where the future looks uncertain and bleak owing to the current pandemic. The sharp rise in cases is further adding to the stress, anxiety and fear of the unknown. During times like these, it is important to keep our health on track. As per experts, mental and physical health go hand in hand. Good physical health leads to a good mental health and vice versa.
Here are a few ways in which you can get on to a better and healthier lifestyle.
Eating healthy is the first step towards a healthier lifestyle. Opt for green leafy vegetables, nuts, tropical fruits, beans flax and chia seeds. And avoid sugary snacks, fried and salty foods and foods with chemical preservatives.
Exercise is great for the body as well as the mind. It works the muscle and promotes flexibility. For mental health, exercise produces endorphins, which lead to boosting your mood. That is why some people are addicted to exercise as it makes them happy.
While you exercise your body, it’s also imperative that you give your body and mind the time it needs to rest. Rest includes both sleep and relaxation. There is nothing better than a good night’s sleep. You need to rest adequately for a minimum of six hours daily. Rest gives the body and mind a perfect chance to rebuild, thus better equipping it to take on the tasks of everyday life.
Keep your friends, family and even your pets closer. In these unprecedented times, staying close to your friends and family through video calling and messaging is a great and safe option. Even the most introverted people need human contact, say experts. It helps you take your mind off all the stress you’re experiencing even it’s for a few minutes.
Take a break
Taking a break every once a while helps you keep your brain fresh and active. Being cooped up in your room in front of your computer can be damaging. Indulging in activities you love such as cooking, painting, sketching with your closed ones helps to divert your mind. This is exactly why taking short breaks helps the mind.