Being healthy means different things to different people, to some it means being able to run for miles without having to stop, for others it means beating a disease or illness for others it’s simply feeling happy about themselves. No matter how you define being healthy here’s some tips everyone can enjoy.
If beauty is only skin deep you need to make sure your skin is well looked after and healthy. This isn’t just for vanity, your skin is the largest organ of the body and you probably take it for granted unless you have a skin problem. Make sure you’re drinking lots of water every day, different sources will tell you to drink different amounts but as a general rule of thumb just try replacing two thirds of the fizzy drinks and tea and coffee you usually drink with water. Be more careful about what you’re eating too, a diet with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables will product clearer skin than a diet full of junk and sugar. You skin will naturally shed and it’s shedding all the time but help it along by using a loeffler.
For many women their hair is their crowning glory and it’s not hard to understand why we spend so much time and money on this part of our bodies. Just take a stroll down the hair care isle of any supermarket or watch the commercial break of any reality TV show. With advertisers spending millions of dollars every year trying to win our custom we want perfect hair. Don’t believe everything you see on TV, if a shampoo claims to give you healthy looking hair it’s probably not healthy underneath where it counts. Try to avoid using hair dryers and straighteners on it every day as too much heat will damage it. Always give it a burst of cold water when you wash it and this will bring out the shine as will using the coolest setting on your hair dryer.
This is nothing we don’t already know, eat less and move more. The amount of fruit and vegetables you’re advised to eat will depend on what country you’re in (governments set these based on how many they think they’ll be able to convince people to eat). Don’t stick to crazy diets, just limit the junk and processed foods and increase the natural wholesome foods you’re eating. You may lose weight on certain diets but once you start eating normally again you’ll soon put it all back on. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of water and getting lots of exercise. Always keep fresh fruit around the house and dried fruits at your desk so you’ve always got something healthy to snack on.
The mind is a terrible thing to waste; you can’t make yourself smarter but you can strive to better yourself. Try leaning something new, a new instrument or a new language if you want something not quite as long term something like learning to knit or to do origami. You might just want to do something as simple as picking a subject area that interests you and reading up on it, star gazing, a particular point in history. Whatever you do you need to make sure it’s something you really want to learn. Don’t take on too much at once, just pick one thing at a time and move on once you’ve had enough or you feel you’ve learned everything you wanted to learn.
This can be the hardest part of your life to turn around, you can’t just eradicate your debt with the power of positive thinking but you can change your mind set on how you view your finances. Setting a strict budget won’t work for everyone but you at least need to have a clear grasp of your in comings and out goings and the former needs to be larger than the latter. Sign up for online and phone banking and make sure you always know exactly how much is in your account at any one time. Try and get a small safety cushion built in so any unplanned emergencies don’t send you into a panic and cut back on any unnecessary expenditure, do you really need that designer coffee on the way to the office each morning? Could you buy the cheaper brands when you’re grocery shopping? After a while this will all become second nature.
Last but not least – never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
To help towards your healthy lifestyle invest in a new piece of cheap home fitness equipment like a cheap vibration plate or cross trainer, the expenditure will be a great motivation especially if you leave the receipt taped to the machine!
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