Easy Habits for a Better Health and Quality of Life
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Eating HealthySticking with a healthy and balanced diet is often easier said than done. However, if you do eat right, your body will thank you and you'll experience a better quality of life. It's important to keep in mind that eating right is a marathon, not a sprint. Depriving yourself of the foods you love, even if they aren't so healthy, is setting yourself up for failure. To set your choices up for the best success, you must change the way you view food. Food is fuel for your mind and body and you get out what you put in. Here are some easy ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet:
- Consume fresh, frozen, or canned fruits
- Consume fresh, frozen, or canned veggies
- Reach for calcium-rich foods like low-fat and fat-free yogurts
- Bake or grill instead of frying
- Cut back on comfort foods
- Eat smaller amounts
- Opt for whole grains
- Reach for water instead of sugary drinks
- Limit your sodium intake
- Cut back on solid fats
- Incorporate seafood into your diet
Why is proper nutrition so important to your quality of life?
Eating for Improved Health
Eating healthful food can help to prevent certain diseases and medical problems including high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. Combining healthy eating with proper exercise can also reduce your risk of developing metabolic syndrome, depression, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis.
Eating for Increased Productivity
Eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones gives your body the fuel it needs to perform at its full potential. When you provide your body with the essential nutrients it needs, you'll have much more energy.
Eating for Improved Mood
Healthy eating habits influence the mood adjusting areas of your brain. Eating healthy has also shown to reduce stress and your risk of depression by affecting levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your brain.
Drink More WaterAre you drinking enough water? Drinking enough water has been shown to have benefits for stress relief. In the same lane, dehydration can also have a negative impact on your quality of life. Severe dehydration can result in low blood pressure, fever, delirium, and loss of consciousness, and it can only take three days without water to die. Drink ARK crystal Activated Water Using the ARK crystal to activate, or structure, your drinking water has been shown to have positive health benefits. According to this pilot human study, wearing the ARK crystal during the day and drinking ARK crystal activated water in the morning produced these results -
- Improved Flexibility
- Improved Balance
- Improve Strength
- Increased Endurance
- Increased Processing Speed
- Increased Psychomotor Speed
- Improved Psychoemotional State (capacity of the brain/body to handle stress)
Just like eating healthy, exercising is a lifestyle change that can significantly improve your quality of life. Exercising isn't an all or nothing approach either. When you move, no matter how much, your body and your mind benefit. Every bit of exercise counts. When we exercise, our bodies release feel-good chemicals called endorphins.
Exercising has these benefits for your mind and body -
- Helps you control your weight
- Reduces your risk of heart disease
- Helps your body control blood sugar and insulin levels, reducing your risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes
- Reduces your risk of colon, breast, lung, and uterine cancer
- Improves your sleep
- Improves your mood and mental health
- Improves your sexual health
- Helps you quit smoking
- Builds strong bones and muscles
- Reduces your risk of falls
- Keeps your mind sharp as you age
- Increases your longevity
As you can see, exercising can improve your mental health and physical health. It not only improves your quality of life but can also add to the length of your life. When it comes to fitting exercise into your schedule, it's important that you opt for forms of exercise that are enjoyable to you. You won't keep up with an exercise routine that makes you miserable.
Simple but still effective ways to add extra movement into your day -
- Park your car further away so that you must walk across the parking lot
- Go on a short walk around your neighborhood
- Look for fitness classes that interest you - try yoga or Pilates
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator
Get Enough Restorative Rest and Relaxation
More than 1/3 of American adults aren't getting enough quality sleep. Good sleep is an essential element of physical self-care and failing to get enough of it can have a huge impact on the quality of life. When you go to sleep at night, your body gets a chance to recharge. If you don't let that process take place, or are having problems allowing restful sleep happen, fully prepared to take on another day.
Develop healthy sleep habits
Research shows that getting six to nine hours of sleep per night reduces your chance of experiencing depression and improves your quality of life. Taking time to relax is also an important aspect of physical self-care. Using relaxation techniques has been proven to reduce stress. Relaxation routines are especially helpful for those with chronic health concerns.
Take Your Physical Self Care to the Next Level
The importance of physical self-care on quality of life can't be overstated. We are only given one body and we must take care of it, especially in a fast-paced world where we are expected to be "on" all the time. Taking the time to put our physical well being first and taking care of ourselves should be a priority.
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