With all the quick-fix solutions, insane promises, and Insagram-promoted products, one would think that the path to good health lies in a bottle of pills or cosmetic treatment favored by the Kardashians.
However, the path to health lies, and probably always will lie, in straightforward good habits, a sensible attitude towards our own body, and the willingness to keep making better choices in our life.
So, how do we make those choices? How do we find ways to feel good, look good, and be full of energy that don’t require the latest fad diet? Easy, let us show you.
Be as active as possible
There is absolutely nothing better for your health than working out and building up some muscle. It will not only help keep you fit and shapely, but it will also improve your cardiovascular health, brain function, and lower the risk of various cancers.
Besides daily workouts, try to move around as much as possible: ride a bike to work, take frequent walks, and get a standing desk to minimize the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
While one or two glasses of wine a week can be beneficial for your health, drinking every day or finishing off an entire bottle frequently will only harm you. Moderation is key in everything – food and drink especially.
One of the worst habits to have, not just for your own health, but for the health of everyone around you. From yellow teeth, chipped nails, and being more prone to wrinkles, to melanoma – smoking is far too dangerous to ever be a good idea.
With only half of Australians aware that daily use of sunscreen is both safe and desirable, it’s obvious that even in a sunny country like this people are still unaware of the protective benefits of the SPF.
Not only will it prevent melanoma, but it has positive effect on our skin and can stave off signs of aging for a long time.
While they might not be all that diligent with their sunscreen, Aussies do seem to have a rising trend of naturopathy and natural medicine at the moment. People are loving the simple ideas that this branch of medicine puts into place: treat the cause not the symptom, heal the whole body, and use non-invasive procedures and herbs from nature.
A balance between mind, body, and spirit is what it’s all about, so if you are plagued by constant weariness, depression, and ache in your joints, try seeing a naturopath for help and tips.
Cut down on sugar
One of the biggest addictions of the twenty-first century is our addiction for sugar. From your plain old chocolate bar, to unexpected things like ketchup, manufacturers shove it absolutely everywhere to give the food a better taste.
However, excess sugar is terrible for our health, so consider going on a sugar detox and cut it out from your diet completely for a few weeks. Once a few weeks have passed, you can slowly start reintroducing some of it.
Make your own meals
How to make sure that your food has the least amount of additives possible? Well, make it yourself. If you can, use organic, free-range fruits and veggies and start cooking big meals in advance.
You can easily store it in glass containers and keep it in the fridge for the next day, and that way you’re both save some money, and make sure you’re eating the least amount of processed things possible.
And there you have it. While there are no magic cures that will solve everything overnight, sticking to a good routine is actually effective and brings very visible results. You can absolutely look and feel better, just use some of these tips, stay consistent, and enjoy the new, healthier you.