5 easy ways to live a healthy lifestyle

  1. Eat right

One of the most important things you could do to have a healthy life style is eating right. You need to know what your body needs and how often it needs it. Simply eating a lot is not enough. You should eat a variety of nutrients. Consider limiting or completely cutting off your animal products intake. Eating animal products is linked to many health issues including heart disease and cancer just to name a few. Did you know that vegetarians are 40 percent less likely to develop cancer compared to meat eaters? Eating meat or not, make sure you also eat a lot of fruits, vegetables, green leaf, nuts and legumes. Remember to cut sugars, saturated/trans fats, processed and junk foods.

  1. Stay active

Many people overlook the importance of staying active. Even it is going for a daily 30 minutes’ walk, the benefits are wonderful. By regularly exercising you will improve your mood, you will lose weight (given that you are taking tips from point 1) and even raise your creativity according to cognitive psychologist Professor Lorenza Colzato of Leiden University in The Netherlands. If you can ride a bike to school or work you should contemplate it. If you have to take your car anywhere, park as far as possible in the parking lot.

  1. Replace bad habits with good ones

Everyone has a habit or two which they know are not healthy but still take joy in. While these habits might deliver gratification on short terms the true cost comes down the road. Instead try to focus on changing bad habits with good ones, while this might be hard at first, it will lead to higher level of satisfaction on the long term. Some common bad habits include smoking, drinking, not getting enough sleep and overworking. Push yourself to indulge in other activities to replace bad habits.

  1. Surround yourself with like-minded people

Trying to lead a healthy lifestyle can be difficult if you are in an environment which pushes you the other way. Having friends who go out drinking every weekend is problematic if you are trying to quit drinking. Having someone ask you if you want to go for a smoke every day is not going to help you stop smoking. The same scenario can be applied to all situations. If you do have people around you who wants to improve their lives as you want to improve yours it will be much easier. Furthermore, doing anything with someone or a group of people is usually much more fun than doing it alone.

  1. Hygiene

While hygiene is not the first thing people think about when they hear the word health, it is highly relevant. Brush your teeth regularly for healthy teeth and gums. Not taking care of your teeth and gums can lead to Periodontitis, gingivitis, plaque and caries among other things.

Furthermore, shower at least once a day and wash your hands after going to the bathroom. It always a good idea to wash away all illness causing germs.

Clean your house frequently and wear clean clothes to ensure you don’t harbor any other germs.