A lot of people tend to forget about their health when they’re chasing their dreams. Hence this eventually comes back to bite them.
Some may even go on to achieve their dreams, however they soon find themselves with the misfortune of having a disease that will ultimately end their life early. Hence they never really get to enjoy their dream life. You obviously don’t want this to be you because all your years of hard work would go to waste. Therefore, it’s vital that you get a grip on your health.
As the old saying goes, health is wealth.
You need to ensure you have good health. This will ultimately make you more productive as well and fill you with energy.
Hence below are some practical tips that people have used decade after decade to live a long and healthy life. Although these tips are simple, a lot of people tend not to follow them.
The tips are as basic as they get and you’ve heard them over and over, however the time to implement them as finally arrived.
How To Stay Healthy
1. Maintain a normal weight
Obesity is a main killer. You need to get your weight in check. Find a weight which works for you. A weight where you feel good and healthy and upbeat. If you’re obese, you need to take control of your life and make a change.
You just have to have the will to do it. Thousands and thousands of people have lost tons of weight. They were no different from you. The only difference between them and you was they decided to take action and change their life.
By losing weight, you become much more confident and begin to accumulate tremendous belief in yourself and you can use this belief in return to accumulate success in other areas of your life as well.
Hence if your weight is a problem, make a commitment to do something about it.
2. Exercise at least a few times a week
In today’s time, we are becoming more stationary especially with the introduction of new technology that allows us to conduct work while sitting on our behinds all day long.
You need to exercise. Get your blood flowing and your muscles moving.
Set a goal to exercise for twenty minutes, three days a week.
During those twenty minutes you should be engaged in moderate or high intensity activities.
3. Stop smoking
It’s apparent that smoking decreases your life span substantially.
A lot of smokers tend not to stop because they think that they are doomed to die early so what’s the point. However as research shows, cutting back on smoking significantly increases your life span. Although it is quite difficult to quit smoking, you need to find the inner strength to make a change. This is your life. Stop killing yourself. Get a grip.
4. Have breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Studies show that by having breakfast you are less likely to become obese.
A lot of people are always on the go and hence they skip out on breakfast. Don’t do this. instead wake up a little bit earlier if you have to and ensure that you get a healthy breakfast in.
5. Sleep 7-8 hours
Our body needs sleep. Make sure you get an adequate amount.
I’ve stated numerous times that you have to sacrifice sleep if you want to succeed, however you need to ensure that you get enough sleep to perform at an optimal level. What good is being awake if you are not able to be fully productive?
You don’t necessarily need seven to eight hours, everyone is different so you need to find the amount of hours that work for you.
6. Drink in moderation
For those 35 and above, drinking a few drinks daily actually possesses health benefits. However problems often arise when people binge drink.
Drink in moderation. Don’t go crazy.
Like I said, you’ve heard these tips before, but chances are you haven’t fully implemented them. So the question remains, are you going to continue robbing yourself of life or are you going to make a constructive change today?