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Apply Practical Ways to Improve Your Health and Well-being
Achieving healthy body and a healthy sense of well-being doesn’t mean you have to spend much on diet plans, enrolling in a gym or hire a professional fitness instructor because there are so many simple and practical ways to achieve your ultimate goal. Sometimes we overlook these simple things and we tend to over analyze, but we lack the application and the willingness to even start doing them. Being healthy does not only mean healthy physically but we should also ensure that we have a healthy social, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. As we all probably know, our ancestors lived longer than people of today’s modern era, it is because they lived a simpler, less complicated, active and less stressful way of life.
We have always been told by our parents and our teachers that eating fruits and vegetables is very important and that junk food and processed foods are bad for our health. But we still follow what we want and neglect to practice healthy eating habits even now that we are smart adults. You can start being practical in choosing nutritious food the first day you go in the supermarket such as fruits and vegetables, and avoid high carbohydrate, high calorie and high in fat foods such as soda, ice cream, chips, chocolates and canned goods. It has been proven that low-carb diet can help in weight reduction by lowering the production of ghrelin or “hunger hormone” so you won’t get hungry easily, thus reducing your food intake per day. It is best to buy food without ingredients or only a few ingredients, and consume real food instead, that have good quality and minimally processed food.
There are also practical ways to exercise without you getting so much stressed, such as stretching or stationary jogging before heading for work or before going to bed, as long as you start doing it every day until it becomes a hobby. Don’t dwell too much indoors, go outside and breath some fresh air, or if you’re in the office, find a perfect spot where you can with your friends to get some fresh air on your break time. Take advantage the benefits of digital technology by downloading health apps online such as Google play store and other similar platforms. Health apps come in different features and uses such as for counting your calorie intake, monitoring the number of steps when walking or running, diet planners and health e-books. Download apps for free or paid depending on your choice or preference. If you’re going through a tough situation, you need to make a difficult decision or you have an unbearable emotional pain, don’t hesitate to talk to a friend, family member like your spouse or to a professional to ensure your overall health and well-being.