Habits you need to adopt to maintain a healthy lifestyle


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Lifestyle is expressed in both work and leisure behavior patterns and on activities that you do on a daily basis just like eating, walking, watching movies, chilling out with friends and so on… the basic goal of life should be to maintain a healthy living style both physically and mentally. How do you do that? Just by eating good food and drinking lots of water? Nah, that’s surely not enough. You maintain attitudes, opinions, interests, values and allocation of income. It reflects your self-image or self concept; the way you see yourself and believe how you are seen by the others. Lifestyle is a composite of motivation, needs, and wants and is influenced by factors such as culture, reference groups and social class.

All these things matter and they collectively add up to your whole set of living; that is your lifestyle. The thing is how you maintain it, like how you allow yourself to treat your good self when you are low and not feeling motivated to get and go to work or even talk to anybody. How you eat healthy by avoiding all that junk, similarly how you allow others to treat you.

How you are taking good care of your skin by drinking those eight to twelve glasses of water every day. What things are you attracted to? What is on your playlist. Dude, yes. All these things count.

Now how here we tell you about SIX ways on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can start just today!

#1 Eat Well:
Yes, the first and the most important thing, eating healthy food not just helps you reduce that unnecessary weight and calories but also improves your blood flow eventually having a strong impact on how you feel. Haha, we know that is difficult but try focusing your food around whole grains, veggies, cereals and fruits, legumes and nuts.

Try having a salmon fish once in a while and avoid eating chicken and red meat as much as you can. That’s appropriately called a Mediterranean Diet, and just so you know a Harvard study recently published, declared that people who follow Mediterranean diet have a 43% less risk of gaining stupid weight and a 35% lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome – cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

So, eating healthy food is basically the first and primary step to start your healthy lifestyle maintenance.

#2 Drink lots of water:
Drinking liters of water everyday helps you gain that glowy skin ASAP, not only this but improves your metabolic rate eventually leads to help reducing weight. Drinking two liters of water everyday can increase your total energy expenditure up to 96 calories per day. Your skin stays hydrated, mind fresh and body properly functional. Helps you saying bye bye to a lot of diseases as well, removes toxins and waste products from the body thereby cleansing it. So make water the most essential part of your healthy lifestyle routine, oh infect without it, you care unable to achieve a healthy lifestyle routine, mate. No jokes.

#3 Exercise regularly:
Love yourself enough to go through the pain of working out daily. Yes, regular exercise and workout is equally important for you just as eating clean. It plays a positive role in improving your mental health, boosts your self-esteem up so many levels and you start feeling active, healthy and good about yourself. Taking regular exercise causes certain chemical reactions that help reduce anxiety and stress and put you in a good mood. So yeah, exercise to avoid brain drain!

#4 get enough sleep:
Work hard, party harder! Sure do, but do not deprive yourself of your daily good 8 hours of sleep. Start managing your time, bid farewell to laziness and procrastination and gear up dude, taking proper sleep also plays a key role in maintain a healthy lifestyle. Nothing goes right in life when you don’t sleep properly.

#5 Take a break from technology once in a while:
Well, today is the age of social media, 24/7 scrolling through your instagram and facebook newsfeed and watching everybody on-a-go. All the time we are watching somebody going somewhere, eating their cake, getting married, or having the time of their life being in love and all. But sometimes these things drain your energy and cost you your mental health. As Bruce Rabin says, “If you’re compulsively checking e-mail, you’re more likely to ruminate about work-related issues, and you’re not connecting face-to-face with family and friends,” so yeah maintain a safe distance from the social sites as well and focus on your real life healthy lifestyle.

#6 Eat your chocolate and drink your coffee:
You heard us right; having snacks is generally considered to be unhealthy. If that’s your routine most of the time, then definitely it is unhealthy. But eating calculated and proper amount of snack at proper timings won’t give you nonfarm. So here we tell you that you should include dark chocolate in your snack routine but please check for the quantity, choose chocolates that contain at least 70% cocoa and don’t go on eating more than an ounce, Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that affect your health.

Since cocoa is the best source of antioxidants. That improves your health and lowers the risk of heart diseases. Drink your regular cup of coffee and maintain your caffeine in-take on a daily basis, but don’t drink too much coffee and make yourself and addict, it sure helps in boosting your metabolic rate, keeping you warm and fresh at the same time but excess of everything is bad and cause problems. So take care!

#7 Cut Off unhealthy contacts:
Lastly but most importantly, maintain your safe distance from unhealthy and toxic relationships. People causing you stress and your mental health are not worth your time and energy. Don’t let yourself down by falling into the trap and know that you are worth more than you think you are, start thinking positive about your mind and body, whatever shape you are in, right now, at the moment, start improving yourself, work hard on yourself and it’ll get better, sure it’ll take some time but it will happen. Trust yourself.

Stop being friends with people who make you feel bad about yourself and make you think that your are less and do not support you when you are doing good in your life, you don’t need that kind of crap in your life. Cut the cords, be grateful for the hardship and the lesson it has taught you, remember it for life and move on. Start living that healthy life you have always aspired to live.

Conclusion: Choosing a healthy lifestyle to live is your choice and only you can work on it to achieve your targets and goals in life by taking baby steps and make your life easy and better eventually. Stop making excuses and start with yourself, make yourself a priority today and see yourself improving in every aspect. Have fun, worry less and work on yourself!

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Carly Baker

Baker is a journalist specialising in fashion, lifestyle and current trends in the fashion industry. Originally from London, she has lived in Seoul and Tokyo. She enjoys international dialogue, animals and coffee.

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