The chances are that at the start of the year, you set yourself the resolution to be healthier – we all did. However, two and a half months on and you most probably have already forgotten about it. At the start of each year, we make resolutions to become healthier, happier people. However, by this time, most of us have already forgotten our spur of the moment promises to lead healthier lives.
If you’re someone who is serious about becoming a healthier and happier person, resolution or not, you’re in the right place. To help you become healthier as well as happier, we’ve put together this handy guide to what you need to do.
Make exercise a priority
Studies have shown that regular exercise not only helps to keep your body healthy but also reduces your risk of mental illness. That’s why it’s so important to exercise on a regular basis. Whether you opt to hit the gym or join a sports team, it doesn’t matter. If you want to end the year in better shape, it’s vital that you start putting exercise first.
When it comes to being healthy, it’s not just a case of exercising, what you put into your body is just as important. If you want to be healthier, you need to ensure that you stick to a healthy diet. This means eating clean and cutting out all processed foods, such as chocolate and crisps. Instead, opting to snack on fresh fruits and raw vegetables. For a healthier body, a healthier diet is crucial.
Quit smoking and start vaping
If you smoke, it’s vital that you stop. No matter how often you exercise or how healthily you eat, if you smoke, that’s all a waste. If there’s one thing that damages your body the most, it’s smoking. The chemicals from cigarettes damage your body in so many different ways, leading to all sorts of nasty diseases and conditions. If you can’t quit cold turkey, how about swapping to e-cigarettes?
These give you the same hit as a traditional cigarette, but they’re safer for you as they contain less chemical nasties. To find out more about vaping and the best vape pen to use, have a browse online. There are so many designs to choose from that you’ll be spoiled for choice.
When it comes to being healthier and happier, as well as thinking about your physical health, it’s important to take your mind into account. Mental illness can affect anyone of any age, and it’s important to understand that. If you want to be healthier both inside and out, practicing yoga or another meditational exercise could help. Studies have shown that yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi are all fantastic for helping to prevent mental illness.
If you want to end the year a healthier and happier person, take these tips and ideas on board. Becoming healthier is much easier than you would think, it’s just a case of making a few small lifestyle changes.