If you’re already relatively healthy, you probably don’t need to make any massive changes in order to maintain your health. However, there are a few things that you should keep a check on and alter slightly if you want to stay healthy or become even healthier!
Go to bed earlier
Going to sleep just half an hour earlier means an extra three and a half hours of sleep per week, which can enhance your health. Not only will you feel better, but the extra sleep will have physical effects too. There’s a reason why they call it “beauty sleep” after all! Getting an extra hour each night means seven hours each week, which is like getting another night’s sleep!
Drink lots of water
If you currently don’t drink any water during the day, try to introduce one glass each day at first. You could have it as your first drink in the morning, grab a small bottle on the way to work or even sip a glass while in the office. Try to build up the amount of water you drink until you’re consuming around eight glasses each day.
Avoid alcohol and tobacco
If you think you can get away with the occasional cigarette or a couple of beers each week, think again. Regular alcoholic drinks are not good for you, and cutting out that evening glass of wine can help you to maintain your health for longer.
Unless you’re already exercising like crazy, add a little more exercise into your routine. If you already have quite a healthy lifestyle, you probably do some exercise anyway each week. Increasing your exercise by just five minutes per day means an extra half an hour or more each week!
Choose your foods carefully
Maintaining a balanced diet is essential if you want to stay healthy for longer. The long-term effects of a good, nutritious diet are definitely worth denying yourself those chocolate cookies you love. Try to incorporate enough carbohydrates, proteins and good fats into your diet, and always ensure that you stock up on lots of great fruits and vegetables.
Never miss breakfast – it’s the most important meal of the day. Even if you’re missing it once a week in a rush to get to the office, you’re missing it too often! Even if you have to eat breakfast on the go or get something as soon as you arrive at work, make sure you don’t miss it out completely.
Keep a positive attitude
The healthiest people are those who have a very positive, yet realistic outlook on life. Whatever you’re doing, try and find something good about it. Always remember to smile too – apparently, frowning can cause you to get wrinkles a lot quicker!