Staying healthy in today’s world is a challenge that is seemingly much more difficult than it rightfully should be. With endless sugary and cheap beverages to choose from, the Internet, streaming, and travelling by car, one of the biggest problems that the modern human faces is maintaining a lifestyle that’s consistently healthy.
But big gestures like going to the gym or completely giving up a food group aren’t necessarily the answer and are often extreme enough to put most people off.
The answer then is to make small and otherwise inconsequential changes to your every day life that have long-lasting and powerful effects down the road, and will leave you feeling healthier, stronger, and with lots more energy.
1. Water, Water, Water
It’s easy to forget just how important water is for us, especially when we have such a wide variety of tasty beverages to choose from. And while some green teas are good for the body, there is simply no substitute for a glass of clean water. Water is beneficial to our bodies on a cellular level, and switching over to water as your primary intake of fluid has incredible beneficial advantages.
2. Eating Vegetables
Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, or eat whatever you want, there’s no denying that having enough vegetables every day is vital to staying healthy.
Most of the nutrients and minerals that the human body requires can be found in most vegetables, especially leafy greens. As a collective, we are suffering many different types of nutrient deficiencies, and one of the leading causes for this is because we don’t consume the recommended amount of veggies on a daily basis.
3. Limit Amount Eaten
One of the best pieces of advice that a nutritionist will give to their client is to stop eating when you stop feeling hungry rather than when you feel full. There is an important distinction between the two, and it’s enough to cause several health-related problems.
Our stomach is a certain size naturally, and when we consume too much, it slowly stretches over time. The more it stretches, the more we can eat, and the more fat our body will store. Eating until your stomach is full means that it can maintain a healthy size, and won’t turn a certain portion of the food you eat into fat that will inevitably be stored somewhere on your body. Taking time to eat is also important, as well as eating free of any distractions, such as television, Internet, or online gambling.
4. 15 Minutes of Sunlight
Vitamin D deficiency is a problem that’s running rampant in our society where most people spend most of their day in an office, and it has some serious consequences that we aren’t aware of.
It’s recommended to take 15 minutes every day and stand in direct sunlight so that our bodies can absorb the light and convert it into Vitamin D, which is necessary for many vital processes that take place in our body.