Improving your overall Wellness
People often think that living healthily and improving general wellness is complicated but actually it can be rather simple. If you want to improve your general level of wellbeing you need to complete more exercise, eat less junk food and ensure that you are actually happy. Interestingly enough if you’re not happy or you are feeling overstressed it is going to impact every aspect of your health, not just your emotional well being. If you are keen to explore your general health and improve your wellness we’ve got some tips that will put you on the right track.
Eat Foods High In Antioxidants
What are antioxidants? To understand this, we need to explore the impact that oxidation can have on the cells of the body. Oxidants are the name given to agents that can remove electrons during a chemical reaction. In the body, oxidants have been linked to everything from the deterioration of grey matter in the brain to the development of cancerous cells. Oxidants can also age your body, causing you to look and feel older before your time.
Research has shown that these days, our bodies are exposed to more oxidants on a regular basis. Indeed, this can in part be linked to the higher levels of pollution, particularly in major cities. This is why it is important to get more antioxidants that fight off this chemical reaction in the body. Antioxidants can be found in a wide variety of food. If you don’t want to go through the effort of adding these to your diet, you can instead opt to take health supplements. However, you would be amazed how easy it is to add antioxidants to your diet with little snacks. For instance, blueberries are full of antioxidants. So, if you want to get more in your diet, just make sure you’re taking a packed with you for your lunch.
Drink More Water
Water is great for the body, and this should come as no surprise, considering how much of your body is actually made of water. Some of the big benefits of water include rejuvenating and refreshing your body as well as clearing out the dirt and oils in your skin pores. Experts recommend that you aim to drink at least 60oz of water each day. Of course, if you’re not massively fond of the taste of water, this can be difficult.
However, there are options. You might, for instance, want to try flavored water. This can add a little more to the liter that you drink through the day and ensure that you don’t instead reach for a soda. Or, alternatively, you can start eating foods that contain high levels of water like watermelon, or cucumber. Cucumber and lettuce are actually 96 percent water which is why they really don’t like anything.
Adding A Little More Exercise To Your Life
We don’t all have time to go to the gym for a couple of hours each day. Most of us have other commitments that we need to consider from family life to extra hours of work. However, other commitments should not stop you from exercising. If you plan you should be able to squeeze in a little exercise for your daily schedule. For instance, you could plan an exercise routine for when you wake up in the morning. Five sets of different exercises with 90-second gaps would take at most, thirty minutes. That won’t eat into your daily schedule, and research shows that this type of exercise can actually impact cognitive function. So, if you want to ensure your brain cells are firing this might be the ticket.
Or, you may just want to think about including a little more exercise into your daily routine. There are various ways to do this, depending on your situation. For instance, rather than getting the bus to work each morning, you might be close enough to cycle. Or, you could even walk. People often think that running or jogging is better for your body than walking, but that’s not true. Indeed, walking can be just as beneficial an improve your health. It’s a mistake to think that all exercise needs to be strenuous because it doesn’t.
A Little A Lot Rather Than A Lot A Little
How is your diet schedule? There are many people that struggle to maintain consistency in their diet. Some people miss meals while others have one big meal each day. Many diet plans even encourage this type of behavior, but research shows eating a little more often is far better for you than big meals through the day. It’s not hard to guess why this might be. Eating heavy meals all at once will put pressure on your body. While, skipping meals can impact the level of your metabolism, causing you to put on more weight or find it more difficult to take it off with exercise. As such, three medium sized meals plus a few healthy snacks scattered throughout the day might be the best option here. You’ll still get enough food to feel full, and you won’t be going for long stretches without eating anything.
Sleep It Off
You do need to make sure that you get the right level of sleep each night. If you want to know how important sleep is, just explore the research studies that showcase what happens to the body without it. After a couple days without sleep, people start to hallucinate, and their cognitive function deteriorates. Sleep helps the body rejuvenate each night, and ideally, you should be aiming for roughly 8 hours. While you can function with less sleep, this is typically recognized of the optimum level that you need.
Cook For Yourself
A particularly simple way to improve your wellness is to make sure you are cooking mainly for yourself. This gives you more control over what you are consuming and guarantees that you aren’t constantly eating foods that are bad for you. Even seemingly healthy foods on a restaurant menu can be packed full of fats, sugar, and salt.
Take this advice on board and you’ll find improving your level of overall wellness is a lot easier than you think.