5 Ways Moguls Create a Healthier Routine
Written By Brad Krause
Medical science has found that one’s lifestyle, including daily habits, has a great deal to do with your overall health and wellness. A lifestyle change can be a simple matter of exercising more often or adding healthier foods and ingredients to your diet. It could also mean emphasizing a new mindset and outlook on life. Whatever strategies you choose to follow, sticking with them can make a tremendous difference in the way you feel physically and mentally.
Approaching life with an attitude of gratitude can open new possibilities and lead to things you’d never considered. A positive attitude can impact your overall health; for example, it bolsters your immune system and helps alleviate stress. When it comes to how you feel, the body really does follow the mind. So, maintain an upbeat attitude and you may find yourself dropping that extra weight, sleeping better at night, and feeling fantastic in the morning.
Nothing affects your overall health quite like sleep. A full, restful seven to nine hours of sleep per night helps maintain a healthy metabolism, elevates your mood, and improves mental acuity and cognitive functioning. If you’re fighting a battle against insomnia, incorporate some simple tactics that make it easier to wind down at night. Have a snack before bed, including foods that help you transition into sleep mode. Oatmeal, cherries, chamomile tea, and whole grain cereal can help your system shift into a more sleep-conducive state. Holistic practices like yoga and meditation make an important mind-body connection. Maintain a darkened and quiet sleep space with all screens turned off, and keep the temperature at a comfortable 70 degrees.
Healthier indoor air
The quality of the air you breathe at home can have a major influence on how you feel, and it’s definitely a factor if you have allergies or experience trouble sleeping. Consider investing in a good air purifier, which can eliminate many of the pollutants that irritate your nasal passages and impact respiration. It’s not possible to get rid of all of the pollutants in your home, but it will definitely help keep the air clean.
Exercise is an extremely important part of your overall health strategy. The older you get, the more important exercise becomes; simply dieting isn’t enough to keep those excess pounds off. In fact, regular exercise can significantly reduce many of the physical signs and effects of aging, by tightening saggy skin, improving bone density and strength, lowering blood pressure, and even improving your eyesight.
Regular exercise may be difficult to include in your daily routine if your concept of it is limited to an hour or two at the gym. Exercise can happen anywhere and at any time — at home, around your neighborhood, at the park, or on the trampoline with your kids. At least 10 minutes a day of physical activity can make a noticeable difference.
Use better ingredients
This year, make an effort to replace those empty calories and refined food items with meals featuring healthy ingredients. Instead of red meat, have fish or lean white meat, and pair it with legumes, vegetables, and whole grains. Rather than salt, flavor your food with healthier herbs and spices such as cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, garlic, oregano, rosemary, basil, and black pepper. Focus more on building energy and strength than on weight loss. And if your drive home from work takes you past your favorite fast-food restaurant, take a different route.
Making healthy changes can be easy if you build them into our daily routine. Try to incorporate healthier foods, at least a few minutes of exercise each day, and a good night’s sleep. You’ll feel better knowing that those long-sought-after health objectives like weight loss and muscle building will be easier to achieve.