5 Ways to Improve your Health this Year
17 March 2017
By changing your lifestyle and mindset in only a few small ways, you can greatly impact your health. Why not start now and try a few, or all, of these ways that you can.
1.Increase your h2o
It might come as a surprise to you that dehydration can lead to a lot of common health issues. Our bodies are made up of roughly 60% water and need it for almost every function it achieves, therefore, its vital that you keep on top of your water consumption to combat problems such as headaches, bad skin, tiredness and digestion. Aim to drink about 2 litres of water every day.
2.Get your five a day.....and more
The health benefits of fruit and vegetables are amazing, so it’s no wonder that we’re expected to eat at least five a day. Overloading on certain fruit and veg isn’t a bad thing either, especially if you’re going for superfoods such as greens, brightly coloured berries and citrus fruits that are high in vitamin C. Salad greens are packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes that improve digestion and increase energy. One great way to pack in your five plus fruit and veg a day is with smoothies. They’re easy to make, taste great and can be drank on the go.
3.Relax your mind through meditation
Being healthy isn’t just about your body; it’s about your mind too. Take some time away from people and technology to clear your thoughts from anything that may be weighing you down. Deep breathing can reduce stress hormone levels which means you’ll feel less anxious, get a better night’s sleep and be less likely to binge eat on sugar and carbs. There are a huge amount of scientifically proven health benefits that you can gain from daily meditation; it helps your body, mind and emotions and you can do it without much effort at all.
4.Learn to enjoy nature
Nature can help in a number of ways. It provides a great place for meditation, and a gives you an area where you can exercise. Trees and plants turn carbon dioxide into the oxygen that we breathe and being surrounded by fresh air actually help kill certain bacteria and viruses that may lead to further health problems. Why not consider taking part in an outdoor bootcamp that will allow you to get some much-needed fresh air and exercise at the same time?
Going to bed earlier can help to alleviate stress levels, therefore, leading to better overall health. Studies have shown that getting more sleep can help to keep calcium deposits in coronary arteries down, lowering the chances of a heart attack. A more noticeable change will be the fact that your skin will no longer suffer from dullness, blemishes and you can even improve the look of puffy eyes. An adequate amount of sleep can help to keep your immune system in tip-top condition so you’re less likely to catch anything that may be going on around you.