Small Things You Can Do To Keep Healthy
Get Those Limbs Moving
Trying to fit in some physical activity each week is ideal to get your body moving. It does not need to be strenuous if you are not used to doing a lot of exercise, so it is best to gradually incorporate it into your routine. Start by going for a walk to your nearest park, or doing some gentle yoga exercises at home. A lot of fitness instructors upload exercise videos to social media, so there will certainly be plenty of material to choose from.
Replenishing Your Thirst
Water is essential to drink, it replenishes you, keeps you hydrated, maintains good function of kidneys and keeps our joints working well. Sometimes you can confuse hunger with thirst. Try drinking some water first to see if you still feel hungry afterwards. When you are dehydrated the feelings of hunger and thirst can get mixed up.
If you live in a hard water area though and would prefer not to spend money on bottled water, then it might be worth installing a Waterboss Water Softener in your home to ensure any impurities are removed and to make it safe to consume.
Eating a Balanced Diet
The best way to approach a healthy eating routine is to aim for a balanced diet and not eliminating one food group completely. It is a question of having a bit of self control too on the things you do like which are considered unhealthy, such as high processed, and foods which are high in salt or sugar.
It is advisable to have smaller meals throughout the day rather than starving yourself all day and having one large meal in the evening. This will maintain your blood sugar levels and avoid the highs and lows. It will also prevent you from feeling hungry or reaching for unhealthy snacks.
Sleep Is Your Friend
Getting enough good quality sleep is beneficial both mentally and physically. When you are asleep it allows your body to heal and replenish itself, which is essential for your heart and blood vessels. So if you are not getting enough sleep each night, eventually it can lead to problems such as heart disease, increased blood pressure and diabetes.
It has probably been inevitable to avoid this past year due to the pandemic turning everyone’s world upside down, but being constantly under stress can have detrimental effects on your wellbeing. It can lead to more serious problems such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. This is due to how stress can affect your mental and physical well being.
Symptoms to look out for are,
- Constant headaches or migraines
- Lack of motivation or ability to concentrate
- Feeling extremely fatigued and not having much energy
- Withdrawing from social contact
- Irritability and low mood
- Over eating or lack of appetite
Once you realise you are not feeling like yourself, then it is best to get professional medical help.