For centuries, the pattern of daily life was regular. Sure, it was dreary for many, but otherwise, it was regular. In this day and age, modern changes in everyday life now mean that we are all always connected. Combine that with the COVID-19 pandemic, and you find a bunch of new irregularities in daily schedules and life.
Throughout it all, one thing stays certain: ‘’When your daily schedule changes, you can lose the regular self-care routines that kept you active, eating right, and managing stress – everything we need to control weight, inflammation, and fight disease’’. These wise words came from Dr. Monique Tello, a primary care physician and healthy lifestyle specialist.
Is it just me though, or you do also think that we needed this?
Although the pandemic has been a whirlwind of negativity, it has also provided us all with a break. It’s given us a chance to self-analyze, time to evaluate our lives, sort out our priorities, and our daily schedules.
I believe that it’s allowed us to find out what’s more important than anything, what parts of living actually mean life, and what parts are just programmed into us to trigger that artificial dose of adrenaline.
Think about it, put it into perspective; you know now what matters more than anything in the world – your health.
Reset Your Health By Saying Goodbye to Bad Habits
Let’s face it, most of us never put ourselves, or a good routine first. In fact, it’s quite the contrary. We have put ourselves through awful routines, with no regard to our physical or emotional health. We don’t check what we put into the machine that is our body, and don’t plan what vitamins, minerals, or nutrients we require.
Well, let me use this as an opportunity to say, no more. From now on, your health should be of the utmost importance to you. Your health keeps you going, healthy food keeps you glowing, and that is eventually going to translate into that much-needed confidence a healthy routine will provide you.
Now comes the time to click that reset your health button, and I’m going to help you do it.
Tips to Reset Your Health
Here is how a few simple changes can convert your normal routine to a healthy routine, and your stressful life, to a healthy life.
Eating a Healthy Diet
With all of the temptation of junk food out there, people really do underestimate just how important it is to adapt to a healthy balanced diet. In fact, including the right vitamins and nutrients can make you or break you when it comes to your daily schedule.
Getting enough vitamins through a healthy diet is one of the best ways to strengthen your immune system. In addition to this, the right vitamins can help you fight off colds and other respiratory conditions.
Vitamins perform a countless number of roles in your body. They help in strengthening bones, healing wounds, and bolstering your immune system. They also convert food into energy and repair cellular damage.
A healthy diet that contains good sources of Vitamin A can be highly effective for your body. To achieve this, make sure you eat things like liver, whole milk, cheese, carrots, and dark, leafy greens.
Exercise and Chill
All of that Netflix and extensive scenes of climax may increase your heart rate, but it’s nothing compared to the cardiac exercise that is needed for your body to stay healthy in the long term.
The amount of physical activity you need always comes down to your age group. However, a general rule of thumb is that everybody should get their hearts pumping for at least 30 minutes a day.
Sleep Properly, and NOT Just Because You Must
If you were to have an inconsistent sleep schedule, this could eventually lead to insomnia and changes in metabolism. It will probably also have huge effects on how active you are throughout the day.
Your sleep schedule, like your healthy diet and exercise, is just as important to you. This is because the start of your next day always depends upon the kind of sleep you had last night. So, when you schedule your sleep routine, you’re actually planning your tomorrow.
Well-rested people with solid sleep schedules don’t only cope better with stress, but may also have better control of their appetites. Research shows that not having enough sleep disturbs the balance of our hunger hormones which causes a knock-on effect and may trigger overeating.
A New You
So, there you have it. Now, it’s time to build that new you by resetting your schedule, and resetting your health. Don’t worry though, I’m always here to help with tips and tricks to keep you going.
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