It seems that everyone is talking about eating naturally, preventing illnesses, and looking good these days. All of a sudden, society has become more health-conscious than ever. And the mentioned three pillars of the healthy lifestyle are modified and used to promote various new products.
Not so long ago, cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs were perceived as “cool”, especially among youth. Movies and the entertainment industry glamorized these “pleasures”. But now we are not going to criticize media for popularization of different harmful substances.
Fortunately, a lot of people are now prone to change their unhealthy lifestyles and are choosing to quit drinking, smoking, and drugs. Even movie stars, musicians, models, and other celebrities that were once known for their “rebellious” care-free behaviors have changed their habits.
Many A-list celebrities prefer going in for sports and sticking to a healthy diet. Sport is of interest these days. In fact, three out of ten most-followed celebs on Instagram are sportsmen – Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, and Neymar.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham follow special diets and work out hard. David Beckham eats clean and trains even when retired. His wife Victoria goes for a three-mile run every morning and also eats well. You won’t see Madonna with a cigarette again, except for a photoshoot. Miley Cyrus has also evolved into a health guru over the last few years. She does yoga and is a vegan.
You may think that it’s easy to keep healthy habits if you’ve got a lot of money. Then you can afford personal training, detox sessions, private chefs, and brand supplements. Don’t get mislead. A healthy life is not a privilege of a few. Here are 5 easy ways to feel the luxury of a new better life.
Drop your most harmful habit.
Do you smoke? Then I don’t need to mention the drawbacks of tobacco smoke. You name it.
How often do you drink? Do you have black outs? Maybe you should stop drinking alcohol, at least for some time, and analyze what’s happening. Sometimes it can be difficult to understand when occasional drinking starts turning into dependence.
If you have minor problems with alcohol, you can stop drinking without aa (Alcoholics Anonymous). If you can’t deal with your dependence, you’d better seek medical help. The same refers to any type of drugs.
Cutting tobacco and alcohol out of your life is the best thing you can do for your health.
Drink plenty of fluids.
“What a revolutionary tip!” you may think sarcastically. Everyone knows it’s recommended to drink 1.5 liters of fluid a day, or more if it’s hot or you work out.
Don’t underestimate the importance of H2O consumption to your organism. You have at least 5 reasons to support the proper hydration level. Water maintains the balance of body fluids, energizes your muscles, helps to control body weight, supports your kidney function, and keeps the skin good-looking.
You won’t surprise anyone with water infused with fruits and vegetables. We are already used to that. In 2019, customers are quite whimsical. And providers have something new to offer. Water infused with CBD (a medical marijuana ingredient), cactus or herbs may satisfy your taste buds.
Prepare your own smoothies.
Sticking to a strict diet and count calories doesn’t sound exciting. And it really isn’t at the beginning. The best approach to developing a healthy eating habit is to do it incrementally. And you can start with smoothies – the trend that has been making blenders work excessively over the past few years. Indeed, this beverage is having its big moment. And here’s why.
Many of us struggle to consume the right daily amount of fruits and vegetables. Blending makes us closer to the super nutrition goal. And cooking a smoothie requires minimum effort. Throw a banana, a cup of your favorite berries, and some yogurt, and in a few seconds you have a tasty and vitamin drink – bon’a’petit!
Physical activity promotes health and longevity. In fact, about 260,000 deaths per year in the U.S. are attributable to the lack of physical activity.
Do a gym and typical working out seem boring to you? Well, fitness doesn’t have to be done indoors. It’s even better for you if it’s not.
Hiking is one of the activities widely discussed lately. It is great for anyone for several reasons. It is a sort of mental escape you reach by enjoying the scenery. At the same time, you develop your muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. This kind of physical activity created so much buzz that you can find publications on “the most stylish hiking outfits”.
If you expect the maximum benefit from any workout, you should stop drinking. Alcohol will decrease your performance, prevent muscle growth, and increase the tension on the heart.
Exercising is so fashionable that even pregnancy doesn’t stop women from working out (of course, if the doctor approves this). Experts say this can make postpartum recovery and even delivery much easier. But it’s important to find safe workout routines.
The average adult sleeps 7.5 to 8 hours every night. Evidence demonstrates that lack of sleep can lead to serious consequences, including increased risk of depressive disorders, impaired breathing, and heart disease.
Sleep, particularly deep sleep, is vital for maintaining a healthy mind. Doctors recommend developing good “sleep hygiene” – to use your bedroom only for sleeping, create a cool and dark environment, and cut out the use of electronic devices before bedtime.
No doubt, tech is one of the main causes of insomnia in today’s world. At the same time, it provides a variety of gadgets, from white noise machines to smart mattresses, which can improve the quality of your night rest. These sleep devices are growing in popularity.
Those who suffer from insomnia sometimes consume alcohol at bedtime. But it may decrease the time required to fall asleep, disrupt the second half of the sleep period, and lead to daytime fatigue and sleepiness. Continued consumption of alcohol before bedtime may lead to addiction and you’ll need to seek for the ways to stop drinking. So, better use some of the trendy devices for sleep.