Getting to your optimum peak of health is about combining a series of healthy habits that lead you to being your most effective and effervescent self. Alone, you will see benefits that range from becoming fitter, less stressed, and omitting that ‘healthy glow’ that is so often talked about and so hard to attain.
Here we list our Top 5 habits of healthy people and share with you insider tips on how to achieve this pyramid of proactivity!
Finding a good work/life balance and making time to decompress from the trappings of modern life has an exponential effect on your overall health. By taking small amounts of time out of your daily routine to enjoy quiet and calm you will be able to slow your internal rat race down and ward off the tell tale signs of ageing that are amplified by stress, such as deep lines around the eyes and mouth and a lack of elasticity in your skin.
Drink lots of water
H2o is the fuel in our bodies tank and without it we can’t run at optimum efficiency. Our bodies are made up of around 60% water and we are constantly losing this water throughout the day. Each time we exercise or go to the bathroom we drain this natural resource and need to top it up in order to remain healthy. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 litres per day. This may seem like a lot so break it down to 4 x 500ml bottles of water per day and keep one with you at all times to sip – suddenly it will seem doable!
We all know that smoking is hideous for our health, not to mention the awful effect it has on our teeth which can lead to all manner of dental issues such as yellowing of the teeth and gums, mouth cancer, and general speeding up of the decay of one of your most precious natural assets. If you are a smoker, even only socially, it’s time to look at alternatives. Often we smoke to take time out of our day and break up our routine. You could think about replacing this moment of peace with something great for you instead, like the peace and quiet time suggested in Tip 1.
Get a hobby
No man is an island and therefore work and family time, though rewarding, are not enough to give us a well balanced perspective and sense of self. We so often get caught up in daily living that the hobbies we have identified as being passions when we were less time poor often get left by the wayside in the pursuit of other goals. Make time to do something that you love that is just for you on a regular basis.
Give a little
By taking steps to make the world a better place you can achieve a kind of inner peace that is incredibly hard to come by in any other way. By spending a few hours a week volunteering at your local youth centre, unpacking donations at your local Salvation Army store, or becoming a phone friend to an elderly person who is lacking personal connections in their life you are giving the gift of time to areas of our community that are sorely lacking in support.
If you feel like you have been putting off a trip to the dentist for your regular checkup because you are time poor, remember that to be a healthy and happy person you need to take time to tend to your own needs, and teeth are a very important part of your wellbeing!
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