Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Healthy and Happy: How To Be The Best Version of Yourself

 It is often easy to overlook the importance of caring for ourselves when busy. Keeping up with our health and fitness routines is not always at the top of our priority list when so many other things compete for our time and focus, such as our jobs, families, and children. However, as the proverb goes, "you can not pour from an empty cup," which means that it is time to make a change to keep a better and healthier version of yourself at all times. Here are some pointers to help you get started on your journey.



We are all aware that physical activity is beneficial to our health. Not only does it help enhance our physical health, but it also helps improve our mental wellness. It is totally up to you to decide what kind of physical activity you engage in. Nevertheless, it is advised that you perform some combination of aerobic and strength training. You may be the kind of person who relishes the opportunity to hit the pavement for a peaceful, lonely run first thing in the morning, long before anybody else in the family is up. You could find that going to the gym for vigorous cardiovascular exercises suits you better. You could decide that you would rather participate in a team sport, like basketball or football. Even if you do not do anything else, simply moving around your kitchen for thirty minutes each day is preferable to doing nothing.

Maintain a regular checkup schedule for your health.

When it comes to our health, many of us have a propensity to overlook and brush off seemingly little issues, such as an ache that never seems to go away completely or a tooth that we know requires treatment. We will not even begin the long-overdue vision exam because it is been so long! It is important to remember that, in most situations, prevention is much preferable to treatment and that getting things looked at early can prevent various major health problems. Maintain vigilance regarding your health by going in for checkups on an annual basis, ensuring that you have had all of your smear tests and breast exams, and keeping all of your scheduled appointments with your dentist and eye doctor.

Keep yourself hydrated.

You can never read an article on health without coming across a discussion of the importance of being hydrated. This is because most of us do not drink nearly enough water, despite its critical role in the upkeep of our health. If you do not enjoy the flavor of plain water, try infusing it with fresh fruit such as lemon, lime, or even cucumber. If you drink a lot of coffee, try substituting part of it with water instead. Every morning, fill a bottle with two litres of water and make it your goal to finish drinking it before bed. It will not only make you feel better, but your body, including your skin, hair, and nails, will appreciate you for it as well.

Make sure you set aside some time for you.

Self-care is essential for maintaining good mental health, but it is easier to say than to practice, especially if you have a family that relies on you or a job that requires a lot of you.

Take some time out of each day to focus on yourself and relax with a self-care practise like yoga or meditation, even if it is just for 10 minutes. As mentioned, nobody can pour anything out of an empty cup!

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