7 Ways To A Healthier Lifestyle
Heartburn, acidity, hypertension and obesity are the common issues which plague the lives of most individuals in today’s world and even youngsters are no exception to this rule.
This is because we all tend to have crazy schedules with irregular meals and equally irregular patterns of sleep, coupled with binge eating and junk food. The end result is high levels of blood cholesterol, diabetes, cancer and the onset of heart disease at a very early age.
Thus, it’s very necessary to embark on a healthy lifestyle and to follow a proper diet at a very early age so as to prevent the onset of disease.
It’s therefore imperative to inculcate certain things in your daily life so as to keep yourself away from the doctors for as long as possible.
1. Eat small portions regularly
The best way to keep your weight in control is by having a healthy full-fledged breakfast followed by small portions regularly throughout the day. Doctors and physicians have often agreed that a regulated diet with a limited intake of food keeps your weight in control and lowers your blood cholesterol level.
So the next time you skip your breakfast and gorge on junk food remember to carry a fruit, nuts or a nutrition bar to keep your hunger pangs at bay.
2. Keep yourself hydrated all day
Drinking water is the best way to detoxify all the waste products from your body. Water removes waste through perspiration, urination and bowel movements other than maintaining body temperature.
Thus it’s supremely important to sip on water all through the day. Most teens have a habit of drinking aerated drinks as a substitute for water. This not only causes weight gain but also harms the system in the long run.
3. Adequate amount of sleep
A general habit of teenagers and working adults today is to stay up till late in the night. It’s become a habit to wake up with dark circles and a puffy face as a result of irregular sleep cycles. It also affects metabolism and causes attention deficit disorder.
It is therefore imperative to get at least seven to eight hours of regular sleep every day.
4. Join a yoga class
The biggest reason why obesity has struck the world is because most teens have transformed into couch potatoes while the adult population is too busy working on their computers forgetting about their required dose of exercise.
The best way to counter this is to play a sport or even better join a yoga class. Yoga not only keeps you in shape but it also heals the mind and the body, such that no amount of stress or tension can affect you mentally or physically.
5. Go easy on the caffeine
A very regular habit of the majority of the working population is to drink coffee or tea at regular intervals to keep oneself stimulated and alert.
But an excessive amount of consumption causes insomnia, restlessness, stomach disorder, nausea and fast heartbeat. So, next time instead of compensating for your sleepiness by downing cups of coffee, do not compromise on your regular quota of sleep.
6. Cultivate a hobby
We all had that one hobby in high school or college which distinguished us from the rest. Some could sing well, some were born athletes, some were dancers or some merely loved reading books.
It’s high time you get back to the basics and spend at least sometime every week on your hobby because spending your ‘me time’ is very important to feel at peace with yourself and inculcating a certain degree of discipline and restraint in your life.
7. Avoid alcohol as much as possible
While some doctors do consider moderate amount of alcohol as good for health, it is generally considered a bane because most people tend to end up drinking far more than desirable and that affects their health adversely.
Thus it’s better to keep the booze limited while partying rather than nursing a terrible hangover and downing cups of coffee on the next morning to keep it going.
So before you feel alarmed about your increasing weight or your regular visits to the doctor inculcate these habits and lead a healthier lifestyle because that will surely keep you fit and supple in the long run.