All of know that achieving a better health is not a short term task; it is achieved by a disciplined lifestyle. What we do not realize is that even small unhealthy habits of ours are contributing to our bad health and just by making small changes in our daily life habits we can improve it. There is no rocket science involved in this but these are really small and simple changes that we can make without too much of effort. So for now just make these small changes in your daily habits and see the results for yourself-
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Water is the key to a healthy day. Even mild dehydration—losing just 1.5 percent of your normal water volume can alter your mood, found a study from UCONN. That study also found that dehydration is linked to fatigue, headaches, anxiety, and trouble concentrating. Aim for eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day, about two liters.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Believe it or not sleep plays a very important role in better health especially if you are trying to lose weight. Most of the healthy people not only exercise but they also get an adequate amount of sleep. Sleep is when most of the anabolic or growth hormones are produced and regeneration occurs. It is imperative to vital daily function. Some people function great on six hours a night—some on eight. So don’t get caught up in the number. What matters? “Knowing your body and making sure to plan accordingly.
ANY KIND OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE
Our body is designed to be physically active not to sit in a chair the whole day. So indulge in any kind of physical exercise. Whether it is playing your favorite sport or learning a dance form or doing the house work yourself or going to the gym. Even a brisk walk can make a great difference. But some kind of physical exercise should be included in the daily routine for sure.
AVOID JUNK FOOD
This one can be little tricky as oily and junk food can be really tempting but it has a very large amount of calories and very less nutrients. We can call these the empty calories. Instead prefer eating home cooked healthy food. Also include salad in your meals.
Sugar is not required by our body. We just have it for taste. It is just empty calories. There are no proteins, essential fats, vitamins or minerals in sugar… just pure energy. When people eat up to 10-20% of calories as sugar (or more), this can become a major problem and contribute to nutrient deficiencies. Sugar is also very bad for the teeth, because it provides easily digestible energy for the bad bacteria in the mouth.