Many people get confused into thinking that a healthy life starts and ends with the gym, it doesn’t, it starts with looking at your habits. If you’re aiming to live an overall happier and healthier lifestyle, you need to first start by getting rid of bad habits, these are often responsible for keeping you from progressing and noticing the difference that you should be seeing.
It can be hard to know what are habits that you should be quitting in order to achieve both happiness and health. Below were going to have a look at some of the most common habits that you should kick to start seeing a better you:
Being Stuck On The Couch
Being a couch potato is something that we see all too often. And, although downtime is important to recover from a stressful life, too much can be unhealthy. You should really be getting around 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week or 75 minutes of rigorous exercise. If you’re worried about missing your favorite tv programs why not think about setting up a stepper or bicycle where you are still able to enjoy your shows?
Drinking Too Much Alcohol
We all like to enjoy a drink every now and again, but drinking too much is a very fast way of becoming unhealthy. Heavy drinking is related to all sorts of problems such as being more accident-prone and chronic diseases. It doesn’t mean you have to cut drinking out completely, drinking can be perfectly fined, it’s just about doing it in moderation. Drinking can sometimes be a problem for some people, if this does ever happen it’s important you seek help such as attending an alcohol addiction rehab center.
If you smoke then you are lowering your life expectancy each time you light up. Being smoker heightens your risk of heart disease, strokes, lung cancer, emphysema, and a variety of other health issues that are concerning, to say the least. Contrary to belief, this also includes e-cigarettes. Although quitting is much easier said than done, it can benefit your health in so many ways.
Eating a well-balanced diet should go without saying. It’s important for your health to make sure that your body has everything that it needs to survive and thrive. There are also people who are referred to as yo-yo dieters, you should avoid yo-yo dieting as much a possible, constantly attempting strict fad diets and falling off the wagon, again and again, is equally as bad for your health.
Using Screens Before Bed
Putting away the screens before you go to bed is vital to help you get good quality sleep, and also prevent you from losing sleep. By lowering your exposure to blue light, you are going to help yourself get a less disturbed sleep and secure your sleep pattern is good. Try to put your screens down around twenty minutes before bed to ensure that your sleep pattern is healthy and of better quality.
When trying to live a healthier lifestyle remember that you shouldn’t try to make too many drastic changes and always set realistic goals. Remember that you can change and make new goals at any point.
Do you have any habits that you’re trying to quit? Please share them in the comments below.