Contrary to popular belief, healthy lifestyle is not all about eating healthy, sleeping early and skipping calories. Sure, all of these things count but there’s more to life than that. Life has a lot to offer us; all we need to do is get up and do it. Every person has a different ideology about a ‘perfect’ lifestyle thus providing us with many alternatives. One can start their day with exercise; yoga, aerobics, cardio and much more. Exercise plays a very vital part in one’s life. When we exercise our body releases chemicals which are called endorphins. This hormone reduces the perception of pain and also triggers a positive feeling.
Exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. The regular workout can have an overpoweringly positive influence on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood. I am not suggesting that you do high level workouts each day. Swimming is just as good as any workout and the best part is its fun.
Keeping yourself busy is also important. Sitting idly not only increases our weight but it also slows our mind. The more our mind is active the more positive thoughts we process. One of the major things which is deteriorating our lifestyle is ‘negativity’. We need to let go of those people who give out negative vibes or corrupt our mind. The connection between your mind and body is very dominant and while it cannot be visually perceived, the effects your mind can have on your physical body are deep.
Individuals who have good emotional fitness are conscious of their thoughts, mental state, and actions. They feel good about themselves and have strong relationships. However, many things that happen in your life can upset your emotional health and lead to solid feelings of grief, strain, or anxiety.
One of the best ways to good health and a long life is socializing. A person who has a robust social network is likely to live a healthier lifestyle compared to someone who does not have a good social structure. One should prioritise their family and friends. Socializing is good for your brain strength. People who bond with others normally accomplish better on tests of memory and other intellectual skills. In the long run, people with active social lives are less likely to develop dementia than those who are more socially isolated. Low social care from friends and family is linked with chronic depression.
One school of thought is that ‘traveling’ carries a lot of impact on our lifestyle. It changes the way we depict the global village and its culture. We humans desperately need a break from this tiresome life. No one expects us to work the whole year. Every now and then we should take some leave and go on holiday with the people we love or travel alone, and experience life outside of our normal routine. Travelling helps us reset our emotions and make us more compassionate. Travel can also promote brain fitness and keep the mind sharp.