People tend to engage in vices as a means of coping with the everyday stress of the modern world. Whether it be a cigarette, a beer or a bet we often succumb to temptation. Well, it’s time to throw out those comfort vices and try something that will bring all manner of benefits whilst beating stress; healthy living!
Engaging in regular physical exercise
There are many benefits to regular physical exercise. The simple act walking can be a great stress buster for it allows you to take your mind off your troubles and attain new perspective from clearer thinking.
Regular exercise like this is good for your body as it regulates the oxygen in your blood. This is important as getting oxygenated blood pumped to important organs such as the brain and the heart help to prevent the likes of chronic heart disease, strokes and osteoporosis. Studies also show that regular physical exercise will help to improve your sex life which is a nice added bonus in itself.
Eating a healthy breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, for it is the fuel that sustains us for most of the working day. A healthy breakfast means eating low cholesterol, high fiber diet. Fibre helps cleanse the body by absorbing excess cholesterol from the intestines. A menu containing oats, bran, flax seeds, almonds, nuts and/or dried fruits will bring the greatest benefits.
Hydrate yourself by drinking at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day
This doesn’t mean drinking plain water; you can also get water from fruits and other food, although plain water is easiest to digest. Different bodily functions such as circulation, digestion, absorption, transmission of impulses and excretion will not be regulated well without water.
Get enough sleep
Many people have sleeping problems and resort to taking medication to improve their sleeping habits. Sleeping difficulty may be due to physical, mental, medical or environmental factors. For adults the recommended time for sleep is about 7-9 hours.
The easiest solution to this kind of predicament is having a regular sleeping and waking up time schedule and sticking to it. Regular sleep is an important element of a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Express and channel your emotions correctly
Whatever your current emotional state, whether sad, fearful or happy, it is important to keep a check on this element of your wellbeing for emotions play a key role in your general health. Emotions generate certain imbalances in the body which can result in chronic illnesses like depression.
Some people eat more or less when depressed and can rely on the wrong kind of vices like drinking and drugs to cope. As such it’s true that in the end depression can kill. So you should always keep in touch with your emotions and discuss them with friends and family to help channel them in the right way.
Being addicted to a vice is not easy to stop or prevent whilst an attachment to something which greatly benefits your own wellbeing can be hugely rewarding. It’s ok to be hooked to health, start today, a little at a time.
About The Author
Josh Aggars writes about beach life, surfing, travel and more. His passion for surfing takes him to amazing places around the World and comes through in his regular articles as he explores all aspects of the sport. He sells men’s flip flops including havaianas to help fund his travels.