Living a healthy lifestyle has now become a chore for many of us. Without even realizing it, we humans are addicted to so much unhealthy stuff in our daily routines, that collectively we end up endangering our lives.
What’s funny is, that even though we know that we are eating or living an unhealthy lifestyle, we get so addicted to it, that it becomes really hard for us to change. Today, there is so much potential in this world to take us to an artificial lifestyle, that the struggle is real. You will be surprised to know that we now have ‘life coaching’ as a profession as well. Where professionals help you navigate your life.
Now the question is, what is a healthy lifestyle to you? Let us tell you generally a healthy lifestyle encompasses several factors like healthy eating, habits, and activities, etc. You will find many blogs on the odyssey online, covering several lifestyle aspects, you will also find a lot of influencers and life coaches offering proper sessions to guide you through a healthy lifestyle.
But easier said than done right! In this article, we have outlined the 5 basics things you need to incorporate in your life to live healthily. We suggest you start with these 5 steps and you never know, this is all you might need.
5 Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle
1. Eat Healthily
Today it has become a norm to have a bag chip lying around the house for you to munch on when you are watching TV or surfing on your phone. Even kids today, have this habit of atleast having one bag of the chip or some sort of junk food in a day. And yes. We do agree it’s tempting.
All those bags of chips, cookies, and candies are all begging you to eat them. But just remember it takes one slip and you will form a bad habit of eating junk food. It has become a popular thing, people now sell junk food in the category of munching snacks.
The worst time of having those snacks is at night. Obesity has become one of the biggest health concerns in the USA, UK, and many other countries. So much so that large corporations are motivating employees to keep a healthy weight and get incentives in return.
So we suggest you replace these munchies with healthy eating. Get a lot of fruits and vegetables at your home and make eat something organic when you are hungry. Be it your meal or a snack. Make this a habit and you will thank your good judgment in your old age.
We suggest your keep your diet strictly to eating meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other organic and healthy eating items.
2. Drink Water
Yes, we know that you already know that you should drink plenty of water every day. But you would be surprised to know that a lot of us only drink 2 or maybe 3 glasses a day.
So make it a habit, to drink water. It has a lot of benefits including:
- Releases toxins from the body
- Controls your calories
- Balances body fluids
- Energize your body muscles
- Refreshes your mood
3. Exercise atleast three times a week
In this day and age, when we are sitting at our office for the better half of the day or working on our computer screens, it is important to keep your muscles and bones moving by forming a good exercise routine.
A lot of corporations now acknowledge the importance of exercising for a better lifestyle and therefore have made gyms in the companies to motivate their employees to exercise.
4. Get your 8 hours of Sleep
Due to this technology, we have become so addicted to our phones, laptops, our tv shows that we prefer catching up on our social newsfeeds and missed Netflix episodes at night, rather than complete full 8 hours of sleep.
You need to havea healthy sleeping routine. So make a strict schedule of not looking at your tech devices past a certain time so you can relax and sleep accordingly. The odyssey online has a very informative article on healthier sleeping habits.
There are also a lot of sleep doctors that can now help you if you are struggling with developing a healthier sleeping routine.
5. Manage Your Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety and stress are a normal part of life. But you should know how to handle it. Everyone of us has felt some sort of anxiety and stress, maybe before a big exam or a very important presentation, etc.
However, if you don’t figure out ways to deal with anxiety you might end up having this as a lifelong disease and might need serious medical help.