You want to live as healthy as possible and prevent diseases? Then you've come to the right place! I think we all agree that there is nothing more important in life than being healthy. But phrases like "you really need to start living healthier" or "take care of your health" are pretty easy to say. But where exactly do you start? Which unhealthy habits are better to stop - and which healthy behaviors should be added?
In this article I would like to give you some crucial tips for a healthy lifestyle. From nutrition, to exercise, to psyche. Let's go!
Here is in advance a short Overview about the tips from this post:
- Make exercise a habit
- Eat a balanced plant-based diet
- Reduce pollutants in food and environment
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Drink a lot of water
- Allow yourself enough sleep
- Separate yourself from burdensome things and do what makes you happy
- Stand up for the good in the world
- Be positive and open to new things!
- Stay relaxed and patient
1. make exercise a habit
You don't have to march to the gym seven days a week to stay fit and healthy. However, daily exercise is a valuable basis for long-term health. Therefore, prefer the stairs and not the elevator. Walk more oftenUse the bicycle and the public transport instead of sitting in your car or taking a cab for short distances. Also, you should get a look for sport rich in movementYou can do it a few times a week and enjoy it.
Tip: Freeletics, for example, is an inexpensive sport where you train with your own body weight and (almost) no equipment is needed. In addition, you can do it very well outside in the green follow up
2. eat a balanced vegetable diet
The American Dietetic Association (the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals) has confirmed that a balanced, all-vegetarian diet can be healthy at all stages of life, including pregnancy.₁ Vegans and vegetarians also have a lower risk of common diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes and obesity.₂ If you want to live healthier, you should therefore eat more fruits and vegetables.
Do not be afraid! Even if you're vegan, you can still eat burgers, pizza, pasta, and other goodies! Feel free to look at the vegan recipes blog um.
3. reduce pollutants in food and environment
In terms of one's own diet, I'm not just referring to industrial sugar, trans fats, saturated fats, cholesterol or alcohol, but also the Contaminants in animal foodswhich unfortunately do not appear on the list of ingredients. In meat, milk and eggs, for example, were Antibiotics, feces, pus and blood proven. Anyone who wants to live healthily and also stay healthy should definitely eat less of it. Also in the fight against waste of resources and Cruelty to animals in the Factory farming I personally just do without it altogether.
There are also pollutants in your environment. That can Exhaust gases from cars or power plants in the air, in the water, in the soil. This can also be the Garbage that you produce yourself every day. Through a natural, sustainable lifestyleyou can counteract these problems in a targeted manner.
Notice: Nicotine is also a natural thing to give up if you want to stay healthy! How you definitely quit smokingyou can find out here!
4. maintain a healthy body weight
Only when our body is supplied with more energy than it actually needs does it convert it into body fat. Therefore, you should always ensure a healthy balance between exercise and food intake. One important piece of information: our feeling of satiety often only sets in after 20 minutes₃, which is why we usually eat more than we actually need. In order to maintain a healthy body weight, you can, for example, take a Slow eating behavior with small portions and regular mealtimes help. You can also learn more about this in the article about the Natural slimming.
5. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Make sure that you Drink enough water every day, to stay healthy in the long term and prevent diseases. Recommended two to three liters of fluid per day. Anyone who does a lot of sport or engages in strenuous activities should drink a little more accordingly. However, this does not include coffee or alcoholic beverages. Both withdraw more fluid from the body than is absorbed through the drink.
6. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
During sleep, our body regenerates from the strains of the day. Metabolic processes are shut down, damage is repaired and the experience is processed. Through a healthy sleep you can improve your Strengthen immune system and prevent diseases.
Tip: How to be healthier and sleep better I'll show you how to do that in the linked post.
7. DISTRACT YOURSELF from stressful THINGS and do what makes you happy.
We have already taken care of exercise and nutrition. But what about our psyche? Free your everyday life first - whole in the sense of the Minimalism - from unnecessary ballast bit by bit. Everything that makes you unhappy flies out. What makes you happy is allowed in. With that not only objects and activities, but also the people around you meant. Everyone knows people who have bad habits, but only complain instead of changing anything. Just make sure you spend more time with people who put a smile on your face - and nurture those relationships. This way, you'll live a much more stress-free life - and boost your mental health.
Tip: Your job can also become a burden. If you are looking for a change in your career, then take a look at the sustainable job portal. There you will find tenders with added value for you, society and the environment.
8. stand up for the good in the world
Or in other words: look for a purpose! Maybe there is ills in our society or Environmental problems of our timethat you want to do something about.
For me, for example, it was the Plastic waste in the environmentthat led me to found CareElite. Today, I feel better than ever - and that's also because I get to work every day for positive change in our society. Because you stay healthy not only by doing something good for yourself, but also for others.
You can incidentally or actively - on a large as well as on a small scale -. accomplish great things. Just read the article about good deeds in everyday life inspire.
9. be positive and open to new things!
Change is usually difficult for us humans - but often they are necessary to live healthier. The more flexible and open you are, the more relaxed you react to new circumstances and insights - and the faster you can adapt to them.
"If people knew how much thoughts affect their health, they would either think less or think differently."Andreas Tenzer
Try to allow new beliefs and convictions - especially if they can lead you to a healthy lifestyle.
Tip: Let you also gladly from the best sayings for positive thinking inspire!
10. stay relaxed and patient
Realize that you don't have to live 100 percent healthy now. Most people don't even know where to start, so they give up on their new health consciousness very quickly. So: nothing has to be perfect! A positive change in your life should not put you under pressure, but be fun! So just keep developing steadily. Live healthier and healthier, but stay relaxed and patient.
Healthy living - It's as simple as it sounds!
Today I've given you a lot of tips for a healthier lifestyle. Integrate them little by little into your everyday life - it's really not complicated. In the end, a good mix of a plant-based, toxin-free diet, plenty of exercise, and conscious stress reduction will help you live healthy and prevent disease.
I hope that I was able to help you with this post. Do you have any questions or further tips to make your everyday life more health-conscious? Then write me directly a comment.
PS: You want to live healthy? Then the article on the mindful living continue. Have fun!
₁ American Dietetic Association; W. J. Craig; A. R. Mangels: Position of the American Dietetic Association: vegetarian diets (as of July 2009), https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19562864 [July 24, 2020].
₂ Albert Schweitzer Foundation: Vegan healthy, available at https://albert-schweitzer-stiftung.de/themen/vegan-gesund. [02.04.2020].
₃ A. Franck: This is what has to happen for us to be full (as of 20.02.2020), available at https://t1p.de/2ng2. [18.02.2021].