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Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
Creating a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean drastic changes. In fact, drastic changes almost always lead to failure. Making small changes in how you live each day can lead to a healthier lifestyle.
Here are some healthy lifestyle tips you can incorporate into your daily life:
Move Well - Exercise on a daily basis, sit less, move more and gradually build up to at least 30 mins of exercise a day.
Eat Well – Increase your intake of natural foods, like fruits, vegetables and non-processed foods. A good simple rule is, the closer to its natural form - the better the food. A healthy diet can help with weight management and improve health and quality of life.
Sleep Well – Try and sleep 7 to 8 hours per day. Lack of sleep can make you feel tired and affect your eating habits.
Drink Well – Drink 8 – 10 glasses of water a day, avoid fizzy drinks, and drinks that de-hydrate the body, like coffee and reduce your intake of alcohol.
Think Well – Have a positive outlook. People who are positive tend to have better health and success in life than those negative thinkers. Become a glass – half full person!
Love Well – Giving your partner a hug can not only warm your heart but protect it too. A study by the University of North Carolina in 2005 (46) found that hugging your partner for 20 seconds could lower blood pressure and reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol.
Choose Well – Choose happiness and health. You have to choose to live your life in some way, and it's just as easy to be happy, than the alternatives (and it's a lot more fun!)
Laugh Well – Find something to laugh at each day. Laughter releases endorphins, boosts your immune system, increases blood flow and relaxes your body.
Live Well – Maintain a balanced lifestyle. There should be a balance between your work time and your leisure time. Be present and conscious while performing each role, there is no use having leisure time if you are constantly thinking about work.