7 Tips on How to Stay Active, Healthy and Happy

Staying active is easier than you think – you just need to know how. The secret is in the small yet meaningful things that you have to include in your life like drinking more water, riding your bike, dancing and even parking your car a bit further away than usual! It won’t take too long for you to notice all the beneficial effects that start popping up in your life! Below are the tips on how to stay active, healthy and happy. 

7 Tips on How to Stay Active, Healthy and Happy

1. Flexibility Exercises 

Not only will these exercises increase your flexibility, but they will also improve your strength and endurance. The stretching exercises are the best way to start your workout session since they will not only stretch out your muscles, they will also decrease the risks of unwanted injuries during the session and help you warm up!

📌 There’s a reason the ancient practice has stood the test of time. Yoga is a total mind-body experience, with both physical and mental benefits. Not to mention the fact that there are endless options, making it one of the most versatile ways to work out.

2. Change Your Eating Habits

Even if you are exercising right now, your eating habits can be the one that causes difficulties. That is why you should revise the way you eat. Perhaps you are intaking a lot of fats and sugars and not enough proteins and fibers? Or maybe you have forgotten all about the existence of the various fruits and vegetables. And when was the last time that you have drunk water instead of fizzy drinks and alcohol?

Create a diet plan that will satisfy all food groups and add enough water and tea instead of coffee and alcohol in addition to it. Use the health benefits of drinking water to your advantage! 

📌There are many misconceptions about how to eat right. Actually, to be able to eat right to help your body healthy, you need to understand the principles and how to adjust eating habits and your sleep. Once you understand these principles, you will see the establishment of a new eating habit is no longer a burden. Instead, you will be joyful and happier with that.

3.Meditation 

If you have not tried meditation before, this is the day to start your practice! Deep dive into meditation practice to reduce stress. Meditation has a great impact on your physical and mental health – it improves your sleep, relieves insomnia, lowers blood pressure, improves mood and so on. Think about it –  you don’t need any special equipment to do it, and you don’t have to even leave your house to practice meditation.

📌 Scientific studies continue to confirm what yogis already know about meditation — it positively alters our brain and helps us deal with emotional turmoil, anxiety, and physical pain (it’s better than morphine). Men’s Health even said ‘Goodbye Medication, Hello Meditation.’

4.Balance Exercises

Balance exercises are designed to help you improve your balance, body posture and core so that you will prevent any fall due to loss of balance shortly. How well we keep our balance now, in midlife, can protect us from what lies ahead: One in three adults over age 65 takes a serious tumble each year. Avoiding falls means a longer life: About 20% of women who fracture a hip become permanently disabled, and another 20% die within a year. In fact, health problems linked to hip fractures result in more women’s deaths each year than breast cancer does.

5.Get On Your Bike!

Instead of hopping on the bus or in a car, try getting to work on a bike a few times a week. You will need to leave your home a bit more early, but it will be all worth it. There is nothing like a good physical activity in the morning or the one after you have to spend 8 hours at the desk, sitting down and taking only a short walk to buy lunch. 

6.Park Farther Away

If you do decide to take your car anyway, the least that you can do is to park a bit farther away. No matter if you are going to the supermarket, to work or to your friends’ house, use the opportunity to walk a few extra miles by parking as far as you can!

7.Dance It Out

I think there’s hardly anyone on this planet who doesn’t like to dance. It’s a matter of discovering the type of music you find joy to dance to. So go ahead, choose your favorite song, hit play and start dancing! Perhaps you will do it together with your best friend or your loved one – enjoy that dance and feel waves of happiness washing over your smiling face as you are busting a move!

 

Kathy Mitchell

Kathy Mitchell

Kathy Mitchell is a writer and avid researcher on the subject of Health, Nutrition and general wellness. She likes to go out with her friends, travel, swim and practice yoga. In her free time, you can find Kathy curled up reading her favorite novel, or writing in her journal. To know more about her follow her on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.
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