Updated: Jun 30, 2019
Today, there are no shortages of health crazes. It seems as though everyone is vying to feel their best and look their best, whether that’s through regular exercise, eating a well-balanced diet, or showing some self-love through practices like meditation or drawing a warm bath while reading your favourite book.
With the gradual spike in people trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, we thought we’d offer our two cents. Here we share our top tips to living a healthy lifestyle that we learned through months (and years) of practice.
Everything in moderation!
Learning to balance everyday tasks is the key to living a healthy lifestyle. That means taking proper steps to control your stress levels, getting a good night sleep, drinking less alcohol and exercising on a regular basis.
In order to do this we suggest starting small. For example, choosing the stairs over the elevator, drinking more water, adding fruits in your diet and incorporating more outdoor activities.
Eating a more balanced diet.
Following our last point, in order to live a healthier lifestyle a balanced diet is a necessity. This means, incorporating more plant-based foods but also indulging every now and then. For us, this means building a realistic plan that incorporates the vitamins and minerals needed to nourish our body. Eating a balanced diet can be tough, but once you build a routine, it gets easier and easier.
If you’re not too sure where to begin, we highly recommend consulting a health care practitioner.
Discover new ways to manage stress and incorporate meditation
Too much stress can do major damage to your body. Proven by a number of studies, stress can increase your risk of physical complications and take a toll on your mental health.
A great way to reduce stress is to incorporate calming and self-care practices such as yoga, meditation, daily walks, and so on. Daily meditation more specifically has been known to show a plethora of benefits in relation to stress. By taking the time to reflect and really wind down our minds, we can deal with busy schedules and work, much easier.
For more information on meditation we highly recommend visiting HOAME.ca
Take a Break From City Life
Sometimes the key to living a more zen, healthy life is taking a break from the city and stepping out into nature. As we mentioned before, life is all about balance, and although living in the city has its benefits, always being on the go, hitting traffic at every turn, breathing in polluted air, can take a real toll on your body. So it’s nice to take a break and connect with nature.
In fact, according to studies by spending more time in nature can reduce distress and make you feel more motivated.
It’s time to take control of our diet and daily routines so we can live our best life!
So put in some effort in and don’t take your health for granted. By working on having a more healthy mind-set the possibilities are endless.