Taking this premise into account, our main objective to meet that level of well-being is to feel good every day. Otherwise, it could mean that something is not working quite well in our body, and it is time to go to the doctor.
The good news is that having an optimal state of health depends, to a large extent, on us. Thus, if we want to age in a healthy way and with quality of life, we must know which habits are the most harmful, which are the most appropriate, find the strategies that help us meet challenges, feel motivated and enhance happiness.
Watch what you eat
A good diet ensures us to have our body in optimal health. Often consume vegetables, fruits, and whole grains; it tries that the milk and its derivatives are semi-skimmed; steam, oven, or grill and use olive oil; alternates vegetables, fish, poultry, and eggs during the week, and in turn, reduces the consumption of red meat. And, above all, avoid sweets, pastries, and industrial pastries, as well as batters, empanadas, and fried foods.
Keep in mind that if you don’t get enough and good rest, it can lead to physical and mental disorders in the long run. Therefore, try to make the night rest last at least 7-8 hours a day.
Say goodbye to toxic habits
Excessive alcohol consumption can take its toll, in addition, it is the cause of most traffic accidents, so it is better not to risk. On the other hand, quitting smoking will bring you enormous benefits, but it requires an effort on your part. If you have tried to quit and you have not succeeded, do not be discouraged, ask your doctor for help and lean on your family and / or friends.
Get active now
Do physical exercise daily or at least half an hour 3 times a week. If you don’t practice any physical activity now, start with everyday tasks, such as climbing stairs, gardening, or walking whenever possible. Not only will you strengthen your bones, but you will improve your muscle mass, your circulation, and your lung capacity, and, on top of that, you will release serotonin, which will make you feel more comfortable with yourself. Remember that exercise, together with a balanced diet, will help you maintain a healthy weight.
Disconnect from time to time
Try to avoid stress, plan your chores early, and do them without haste, but without pause. Your heart will thank you. Relaxation techniques through breathing can help calm the mind: breathe in and out through the nose slowly and deeply for a few minutes.
Give yourself moments
Try to find a little free time to walk, read, listen to music, play sports, or spend time with your family and friends.
Today may be a good day to start a more conscious and healthy life. As you can see, there are a few changes to be undertaken. Start by modifying what is easier for you, start with small goals, and, once achieved, and you will have more strength to face new challenges.