Leading a healthy lifestyle is actually very easy. It simply requires balancing the physical, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of your life, doing everything in moderation, and following some simple guidelines.
1. Make The Most of Each Day
Wake up early and give thanks for a new day and all the opportunities it brings. Take a few minutes to stretch and get ready for the day ahead.
2. Eat A Nutritious Power Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal. Allow time each morning to eat a nutritious and balanced breakfast including fresh fruit and juices, whole wheat/whole grain cereals and toast, herbal or regular tea, and coffee. Avoid fast food “breakfasts” and grabbing coffee and pastries “on the run”
3. Graze to Satisfy Mid Morning and Mid Afternoon Hunger
Everyone gets hungry in between meals, or experiences “low energy levels” during the mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Satisfy the hunger and get energy from nutritious foods like fresh fruit, dried fruits and nuts, vegetable sticks, and other foods that are good for you.
4. Eat Satisfying Lunch and Dinner
Salads, soups, and sandwiches with vegetables, fish, and lean poultry or meat make ideal lunches. Dinners with fish, poultry, and lean meats combined with 2 vegetables make an ideal dinner. The secret is to avoid fast food and processed food at all costs.
5. Exercise Your Body
Walking is perhaps the easiest and best exercise for people of any age. It’s good for the body, the mind, and the spirit. Try to walk for 30 – 60 minutes every evening after dinner, even if you regularly work out at a gym, jog or play tennis periodically.
6. Expand Your Mind
Whether you’re an executive, a manual laborer, or a retiree, set aside some time each day to exercise your mind. Read a book or magazine for your enjoyment, play a game of chess, or simply do a crossword puzzle. It’s a great tension reliever too.
7. Elevate Your Spirit
Living a healthy lifestyle also includes setting aside some time each day to lift your spirit through prayer, meditation, spiritual reading, or self-reflection. Even taking a walk along the beach or strolling through the park can work wonders in lifting your spirit.
8. Spend Lots of Time With Your Spouse or Significant Other
The reason you’re together is to enjoy one another, so make the most of every minute you have together. You can both help each other lead healthy lifestyles so you’ll enjoy many happy and healthy years together.
9. Pamper Yourself
Part of a healthy lifestyle is good skincare. When you look good, you feel good too. Take care of your skin each day with good skincare products. Be sure to make time periodically for professional massages, facials, and afternoons at the spa.
10. Get Ample Sleep
Be sure to get 6 – 8 hours of sleep every night. Unless you’re well-rested and refreshed. You’ll never fully experience the joy of living a healthy lifestyle.