Health is the one thing nobody can buy back – not for love, money, or any other “currency” on Earth. This is precisely why you need to take proper care of your health, at all times. It won’t always be easy – but this is something you absolutely have to do if you want to live a better life, both from a physical and from a psychological point of view.
What are the essential things to keep in mind when it comes to keeping your health? We’ve gathered 5 of them right below – so read on and find out more.
Drink More Water
Your body is made out of 70% water – meaning that you really need this element to survive. Unfortunately, though, many of the people out there fuel themselves with sodas, juices, and other types of beverages that don’t provide them with all the amazing minerals water has in it. Our advice? Drink more actual water (or water flavored with fresh fruit, if you really can’t drink plain water). It will change your life.
Eat More Greens
Not only are they amazing in salads and as side dishes, but greens foods (particularly dark green foods) have the power to make you younger, protect your body from free radicals, replenish your body’s vitamin stock, and give you a lot of energy as well.
You know it, we know it, and everyone else in the world has heard it a zillion times : working out is crucial for one’s health. Not only is it essential for the good circulation of blood in your body, but it will also make you feel better from a psychological point of view – because, yes, exercising really does boost your brain’s endorphin secretion and yes, that does make you happy.
Sleeping is your body’s way of recharging itself – so it is absolutely crucial that you do have plenty of sleep. Your memory will be better, your attention will improve, you will move better (and more!), you will have more energy, you will be less grumpy, your heart will not be at risk – and the list goes on, and on. Each person needs a different amount of sleep, but, in general, as an adult, you should get somewhere between 7 and 9 hours of Zs per night.
Oh, and if you think you’re being more productive by working at night, think again: the human body is just not meant to function without proper sleep, and missing out on those precious night hours will eventually wear you off.
It’s not just the smiles and feeling better about life in general – it gets physical. Relaxation is truly needed in a world that’s in a permanent rush – and in a world where most adults admit to having been stressed out at least once in their lives.
Stress makes you feel less energized, it makes your body behave oddly, it wears off your attention and memory, it can lead to depression, weight gain (and unhealthy weight loss), and it can generally make you feel a lot worse about everything.