One cannot pretend ways to be healthy (and stay so) involve spending time, money and have a precisely crafted plan. While it takes more than just wish it, being healthy starts with the small things, easy to fit in our crazy busy life. Here are 5 quickies.
1. Water: The Stuff of Life
One of the quickest and easiest ways to be healthy is to drink more water – 75% of our body is made up of water. We gradually lose water throughout the day via regular breathing and normal bodily functions (like sweating, blinking, salivating, etc.) so constant hydration is imperative. Dehydration, or not drinking enough water, can be disguised in the form of headaches and fatigue which many people may attribute to work-stress overload. Severe cases of dehydration can actually lead to death; ensure your health and wellness by drinking at least 9-13 cups of water a day. Also keep in mind that increased exercise warrants a higher water intake.
2. Rest Easy: Get More Sleep
Improves memory and attention – all-nighters should be getting a bad rap because they inhibit you from actually better remembering the information you’re cramming into your brain. Sharpens your attention – helps you avoid accidents. Sleep helps keep you trim – people who are lacking sleep or rest tend to eat more to accommodate their body’s overworked state. Sleep also keeps you healthy because it allows your body to rest and recuperate itself and plays a crucial role in immune function.
3. Mindful Ways to be Healthy: Reflection and Meditation.
There is now no argument against the health benefits of meditation and mindfulness. Looking inward and focusing on the immediate physical sensations of one’s body helps regulate stress levels and anxiety. Participants of regular meditation also show less activation of immune systems and emotional distress when placed in high-stress environments. Many studies also promote meditation’s ability to combat brain- and motor-function deterioration. You don’t have to enter trance state for hours. Even a few minutes of awareness and controlled breathing does more to your health than you think.
According to experts, adopting an active lifestyle can actually help improve brain function and add years to your life. The first step is a literal first step! Get up and get moving more often and you will soon find your body craving movement and activity. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park your car at the end of the lot. Leave your desk every hour for a few minutes and walk around. At the end of the day, steps have added up to your health savings.
5. Get a B-Vitamin Shot and Recover with a Cryotherapy Session
San Diego Cryotherapy offers a full line of vitamin B and B-complex injections. According to experts, the entire range of B vitamins is essential for overall health and well-being. Vitamin B12 itself is known as the “energy vitamin” and we often lack or have deficiency of it within our own body. Among its many health benefits, it promotes healthy cell regeneration and restful sleep as well as hormonal balance. Followed by a cryotherapy chill, the vitamins will reach their destination and get to work quicker. Why wait?
As ways to be healthy go, some are so easy that we can follow them without having to think about it. We can say “I don’t have time”, or we can be healthy by making conscious, simple choices.
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