The definition of healthy varies from person to person. However, there are inarguable aspects of health that apply to all. They are those feel-good practices that lead to a healthy balance and total wellbeing.
So, if you are looking to boost your health either because you have been getting sick quite often and you are worried about the possibility of developing serious medical conditions in the future, or you simply want a better quality of life, here are six habits to cultivate now.
1. A solid morning routine
Whether or not you are a morning person, you can benefit immensely from establishing a purposeful way of going about your mornings. To start a morning routine, write down the different activities you want to incorporate to the earliest part of your day. Afterward, edit the list thoughtfully and make it workable.
A morning routine can make launching into the rest of your day so much easier. It’s a great foundation for a productive day.
2. Being thankful
According to the Mayo Clinic, the positivity created by thankfulness has the ability to improve the immune system, lower stress, control depression, reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and boost your coping mechanism when times are difficult.
Given this long list of benefits that you can derive from just making it a habit to express your thanks or gratitude, it certainly is a change worth making.
3. Adding more joy to your life
At times, the journey toward health can seem laden with sacrifices. You need to control your food intake and you need to avoid certain activities that can negatively impact your health. However, instead of focusing on what you have to eliminate, find joy in the things that you can add to your life because you want to be healthier.
For example, instead of the unhealthy practice of bingeing on sweet treats, you can treat yourself to joining a helpful weight loss program with a loved one. Or, you can get beautification treatments that can provide you with instant gratification through the results. Or, you can invest in enriching experiences with your family.
4. Declutter and clean
Living in a space that is tidy and organized can impact your health in so many ways. It will improve the quality of the air you breathe at home. Likewise, it can enhance the way you think because organized surroundings can help clear the mind and reduce stress levels.
So, clean up here and there as much as you can. Pick up clutter when you see them. This habit will make the thorough cleaning of your abode so much easier. At the same time, this habit will provide you with a bit of a workout to help you manage your weight and keep your body strong.
5. Drink tea
Drinking tea will provide you with a special set of nutrients to improve your health. Green tea, for example, is loaded with antioxidants. Plus, it has vitamins to improve your skin, the body’s elimination process, and it can fight free radicals.
It is worth mentioning, too, that drinking hot tea every day creates a time pocket for relaxation. Since you cannot consume a hot beverage in gulps, you really need to sit down and take your time. Give yourself permission to unwind even for just a bit when you drink tea. This will help you bounce back to your other activities with a clear head.
6. Learn something new
Read books or listen to audio books, tune into a podcast, sign up for classes — continue to pursue new knowledge. This can keep you young and happy because feeding your interests will give you something to look forward to — a purpose that you have to achieve.
Also, when you make it a habit to grow your knowledge, your confidence grows as well. There’s nothing like having a robust skills and information set to equip you well in dealing with many of the hardships life can throw your way.
Health is wealth and the wonderful thing about it is you have the power to work on it so it serves your advantage. Hopefully, you can easily work the habits shared here into your daily routine so they can help you achieve your personal health and wellbeing goals.
Vandana Luthra founded VLCC in New Delhi, India as a beauty and slimming services centre in 1989. Today, it is widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services and also enjoys a high level of consumer trust. The VLCC Group’s operations currently span 330 locations in over 150 cities and 14 countries across Asia and Africa.