Your health should always come first, but we often neglect our body and health in general at various points. There are plenty of ways though that you can actively improve your health and wellbeing. Here are five ways to do just that!
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep really is fixing your body overnight, and we need as much as we can get throughout our lives, particularly when we get older. You should be aiming for about seven to nine hours per night so that it gives your body the rest it needs so that you can perform at your best when you’re awake. Try removing any technology from your room or just don’t use it in bed. Avoid caffeine in the afternoon and evening as that will only keep your brain wired, making it harder to fall asleep.
Drink More Water
Good old H2O is a source of energy and revitalization. Water flushes out all your toxins and can help you feel more like yourself if enough is consumed on a daily basis. The recommended amount is 1.5ltrs which to many can seem like a lot, but if you break it down into pint glasses, it’s a lot less than you think. It’s also good when trying to lose weight as it can help curb your hunger when you’re craving for a mid-morning or afternoon snack. It might not taste as good as a chocolate bar, but at least it doesn’t have any calories…
Say ‘No’ More Often
We find it so easy to say yes but when it comes to saying no, we often won’t be able to do it, or we feel guilty when we do. It’s the fear of letting people down that a lot of us have and that natural emotional guilt can end up with us saying yes and making us unhappy, stressed and burning the candle at both ends. So practice saying no, whether that’s at work to your boss who’s given you too much of a heavy load or your friends who want a night out and you just want a night in.
Seek The Alternatives
The alternatives are vast and can be anything from MAT Done Right, which restores health and wellbeing to meditation. We all work and function differently so what might improve someone’s wellbeing might not do exactly the same for someone else. So, explore what’s available to you in order to make you feel more like you.
Cut Out Bad Habits
We all have bad habits, some worse than others. From excessive drinking on a night out to smoking several cigarettes a day, these bad habits are only going to contribute to a shorter and more unhealthier life. If it’s possible, try cutting out something bad in your life, whether it’s something you put in your body, a toxic person in your life or even how you treat yourself.
Try out these five ways to improve your own health and wellbeing, and you’ll be sure to see a difference.