We live in a work dominated world and we hardly have enough time to take a breath and relax. But our bodies need rest to recuperate from the heavy work load and anxiety that we carry. A balanced person is someone who is healthy physically, mentally and socially. There are better ways to manage your life so that you can take some time off to make your life healthier.
Eat a balanced meal
We are so used to picking something up from a food outlet or microwaving frozen food. We are constantly exposed to unhealthy food with artificial flavours, ingredients and preservatives. Fast food has become our go to food and we are passing this bad habit to our children as well. Fast foods and sugar have become one of the main causes of obesity in young children.
Start small and gradually expand your daily routine to include more healthy food. You need to include whole grains, vegetables, fruits, proteins and food that contain essential fat. Vitamins and minerals are necessary for a balanced meal as well. Nowadays due to popular culture people have become quite interested in vitamin iv therapy.
Intravenous vitamin infusion has become one way of absorbing essential vitamins and minerals into your body. This makes sure you don’t suffer from a deficit. Stay clear of unhealthy carbs such as refined sugar, white flour and stick to healthy carbs like beans, vegetables, fruits and whole grains. It’s better to find healthy alternatives to snacks like nuts, sunflower seeds, pieces of fruits, dried raisins etc.
We don’t get a lot of physical exercise because we’re shut up in offices all day. It’s been found out that the carbon dioxide levels in closed air conditioned rooms are at unhealthy levels in most cases leading to dizziness, headaches and reduced productivity. You need to get away from your desk once in a while and have a walk around the office. Keep yourself hydrated all throughout the day. Try to have an exercise routine such as yoga, dancing, swimming or jogging in the morning or evening. Exercise can improve your balance, counter obesity, build up endurance and minimize the risk of heart disease. Adopting a dog if possible will help you get into a jogging routine more easily. You will find a faithful running partner and you’ll soon be feeling much happier and free.
Look after your mental health
Mental health is quite an important factor. It has been noted that people who engage in mental exercises have a higher resistance to Alzheimer’s disease. Try to keep your brain busy by taking some time off to solve a crossword puzzle or Sudoku, read a new book or read about a new discovery, engaging your mind on simple mathematical problems etc. You need to get enough sleep as well. Our body repairs itself while we’re asleep and it is a good way to counter stress. You can also try an aesthetic pursuit such as drawing, painting, writing, singing or playing a musical instrument.