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A healthy body and mind go hand in hand in order to be truly healthy! If you are slim, that does not automatically make you healthy. A slim person may have high cholesterol, be a smoker, or have depression. Your guide to healthy living starts with a few simple steps!

Lifestyle pointers to aid healthy living:

  • Stop filling your day with things you hate. Like the gym. Think about how you can achieve healthy living in other ways such as dancing or just being more active throughout your day, like walking those last 2 bus stops, always taking the stairs.
  • Be present.How can you truly feel at peace if your mind is wondering all over the place? If your mind is overactive this will affect your health through lack of sleep or bad sleep, anxiety, poor appetite or overeating.
  • Unwind properly.We must allow our brains to switch off and re charge the same way as we need to charge our mobiles! Why not allocate a small time to worrying, no more than 1 hour a day? Write down a list of to do’s and worries and then by acknowledging a worry, you ultimately will remove it.
  • Keep a tidy house.Keep your home tidy and you will subconsciously feel better. A messy house will make you feel like nothing is in order, not even your life and health.
  • Sleep longer. Lack of sleep leads to a bad following day and a weak immune system. Go to bed early, sleep at least 7/8 hours a night. Have a warm drink but don’t drink too much or you will be up visiting the toilet all night! Take a book to bed, shut off all noise, try earplugs and perhaps switch your phone off.
  • Make sure the bed is comfortable and you are not too hot or cold.Keep a pad of paper and pen by your bed so you can write down any nagging thoughts or reminders. Once you have jotted it down you can forget about it, continue relaxing and have a better sleep, something that is key for healthy living.

Healthy Living: Diet Alterations

  • Eat well.Eat in moderation and the correct portion size is the key to healthy living. If you don’t know what this is, look it up online or visit your Doctor. The general principle is shown below.
  • Eat more brain foods.Eat slowly, give your brain the time to tell your body that you are full and have had enough.
  • Drink lots of water.This will help with weight loss and dehydration, also research has shown it reduces risk of cancer!! Lack of hydration takes your energy away and can give you headaches. Whereas increased water intake is great for your skin, fatigue and filling you up so you’re not snacking all day. When you are thirsty your brain tricks you into thinking you are hungry so always drink water first if you think you are hungry. I recommend drinking 8 glasses a day. Keep a diary so you know how much water you are drinking.

And finally…

  • Keep a pet.Having a dog or a cat reduces loneliness and – research has shown – it reduces blood pressure during times of great stress, a key aspect of healthy living. Spend time playing and stroking your pet when you come home in the evening, this is great for helping you to switch off and think of something else other than you and your issues.
  • Positive mental attitude, choose to embrace your life and love who you are! Maybe try some CBT therapy to get you started and on your way, this is something you can ask your Doctor about. Healthy living starts from the inside out!Healthy Living: Part Two | blogged today on decor8 | Flickr

Good luck in your journey towards a healthier you!

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Annie Fontaine
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