As we get older we begin to notice that our bodies don’t quite work the same way they did when we were teenager’s and in our twenties. We gain weight easier, get tired faster, recover slower and we definitely don’t have the same energy level. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the aging process and the effects it has on our bodies. We do, however, have the option to make decisions that can slow down this process and allow us to have a fuller, happier life. Making positive lifestyle changes will increase your energy and lower your stress level. Here are five changes that you can make that will improve you overall health.
1. Avoid Stress: Stress can affect health, thought and feelings. Staying in a stressful situation can cause you to develop high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Physically it can also cause headaches, fatigue, loss of sleep and muscle tension and pain. There are factors can attribute to your stress, these including family, relationship, work, or even your current state of being. Stress can also affect your behavior in several ways as well, it can lead to overeating or undereating, drug and alcohol abuse and social withdrawal. If you have too much stress in your live, you should seek help so you can either eliminate the stress in your life or learn how to manage it effectively.
2. Eat Healthier: Eating habits plays a major role in your physical, mental, and emotional health. Eating right will help you manage your weight which will also affect your self-esteem. You will want to avoid or at least reduce fatty foods such as hamburgers, pizzas and hot dogs and replace with lean poultry and beef and fish. You also want to balance your diet with fruits and vegetables and avoid junk foods. A healthier diet will leave you looking better and feeling better.
3. Exercise Regularly: The benefits of regular exercise is immeasurable. Not only does it give you energy and keeps your body in shape, but it also boosts brain power and reduces stress. It is recommended that everybody does at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. You don’t necessarily need to go out and do a high intensity work out every day. But a fast pace thirty minute walk every day can do wonders for the heart.
4. Take Care of Your Body: Taking care of your body consists more than just eating right and exercising, it also means getting the right amount of sleep and protecting yourself from outside forces, such as the sun and viruses. Make sure you wear sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and treat illnesses properly. Don’t avoid going to the doctor, it can have permanent effects on your body.
5. Time Management: Time management is important for several reasons, not only does it prevent stress, but it allows you to set goals and finish projects. You need to have your priorities straight and avoid distractions.
Making sure you make the right positive lifestyles choices can make all the difference in your everyday life. You will feel healthier and have a more positive outlook when you’re making choices that benefit you.