We typically think of our health – both physical and mental – as something that develops over the long-term. As we go through life, problems emerge, and we eventually get to the point when we can’t ignore them anymore.
Mostly, issues tend to arise because we continue to do our bodies harm – often without realizing it. Once we take away the cause, our tissues and minds heal, and we begin to feel good again remarkably quickly.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the ways that you can improve your health in less than a month. Check them out below.
Stop Drinking Coffee In The Afternoon
Coffee itself is a relatively healthy drink – even the caffeinated version. But it matters a lot when you drink it. Have it in the morning, and your body has a good twelve hours to process all the stimulants before you start winding down in the evening. But consume it in the afternoon, and you set yourself up for a sleep-deprived night.
Sleep deprivation is a big issue, especially among those who drink a lot of coffee. Try sticking to a couple of mugs in the morning and leave it at that. Any more, and you’ll send your amygdala into overdrive.
Don’t Consume Processed Meat
Processed meat is, unfortunately, not healthy food. In fact, it is something that can make you very sick indeed. Not only does it contain lots of fat and salt, but it is also home to several carcinogenic compounds not found in regular meat.
Sorry bacon lovers, but this tasty cut is also classed as processed because of the curing and smoking that helps to create it. It’s a similar story with ham, sausage, and pretty much anything in the frozen section.
When you start avoiding this stuff, you instantly begin to feel more energetic and youthful.
Therapy usually takes a long time to have its desired effect. But many people notice improvements in how they feel almost immediately. Telehealth services have become all the rage during COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown, providing countless people with an outlet that they can use to interact with a trained professional. Those with depression, anxiety, or other mental health problems can experience rapid improvement, once they seek help.
Make Nuts And Seeds A Part Of Your Daily Routine
Nuts and seeds are high in fat, but they’re also one of the best ways to improve your overall health. People who regularly consume an ounce of nuts per day, in addition to their regular diet, have a smaller waist circumference and more regular visits to the bathroom.
Switch Off Your Phone After 7 PM
Nothing is more annoying than slumping on the couch after a busy day, only to find yourself poring over emails and wondering whether your clients are happy. Doing this denies your body vital recovery time it needs to perform the next day optimally, leading to a downward spiral.
Try turning off your smartphone and avoid checking your email after 7 PM. Your mental health will thank you.