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Healthy Lifestyle – 10 Tips to Live a Healthier Life

Do you want to live as healthily as possible and prevent illness? Then you've come to the right place! I think we can all agree that there is nothing more important in life than being healthy. But phrases like "you really need to live 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 diet and exercise to taking the pressure off your psyche. Let's go!

Here is a brief overview of the tips from this article:

  1. Make exercise a habit
  2. Eat a balanced plant-based diet
  3. Reduce harmful substances in your diet and environment
  4. Maintain a healthy body weight
  5. Drink a lot of water
  6. Treat yourself to enough sleep
  7. Get rid of stressful things and do what makes you happy
  8. Stand up for what is good in the world
  9. Be positive and open to new things!
  10. Stay relaxed and patient

Advantages: Why live healthy?

Before we move on to the tips, there is one more thing we should definitely note: Why is a healthy life worthwhile at all? The answer to this question is ultimately provided by the necessary motivation to really actively change something in your own everyday life.

Here are some benefits of a health-conscious lifestyle that should definitely drive you and benefit you in the long run:

  • Improve quality of life and well-being (e.g. through conscious nutrition)
  • Prevent diseases and pain (e.g. high blood pressure or cancer)
  • Relieve pressure on psyche (e.g. less stress compensating hobby)
  • Feel fitter and more vital (e.g. more energy and enterprise)
  • Performance and Increase your ability to concentrate (important in the job, among other things)
  • Live longer and become stone old (for more time after retirement)
  • Be a good role model (and model it to their own children)

Can you think of any more reasons? Then write me a comment with your suggestions under this article.

10 tips: How can you live healthier?

An unhealthy lifestyle may be fun in the short term, but it is harmful in the medium and long term. A healthy lifestyle, on the other hand, is enjoyable in both the short and long term and promotes our well-being. Accordingly, we should not hesitate to pay more attention to our health!

"Health is not everything, but without health, everything is nothing."

Arthur Schopenhauer

Motivated enough? Then here are the promised tips that you should implement personally now. Integrate them into your life bit by bit so that you can stay healthy forever.

1. make exercise a habit

Exercise in everyday life - stay healthy

You don't have to march to the gym seven days a week to stay fit and healthy. The Daily exercise is a valuable basis for your long-term health.

For example, prefer the stairs and not the elevator. Walk more oftenuse your bike and public transport instead of getting in your car or taking a cab for short trips. You should also get a look for sport rich in movementthat you enjoy and that you can do a few times a week.

Tip: Freeletics, for example, is a low-cost sport where you train with your own body weight and (almost) no equipment is needed. It is also very easy to Out in the countryside follow up

2. eat a balanced plant-based diet

The American Dietetic Association (the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals) has confirmed that a balanced, purely plant-based 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 (you can find out more about this in the article on nutrition-related diseases)

If you want to live healthier, you should therefore eat more organic fruit and vegetables and eliminate animal-based foods from your diet. For a easy entry into the plant-based kitchen, I can give you the Online course "Going vegan made easy" by Sofia Konstantinidou* warmly to you.

Do not be afraid! Even if you're vegan, you can still eat burgers, pizza, pasta and other goodies every now and then! Feel free to look at the vegan recipes blog um.

3. reduce harmful substances in your diet and environment

With regard to your own diet, I don't just mean industrial sugar, trans fats, saturated fatty acids, 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.

If you want to live healthy and also stay healthy, you should definitely eat less of it. Also in the fight against waste of resources and Cruelty to animals in the Factory farmingI personally simply do without it altogether.

Pollutants can of course also be present in your environment. This can be Exhaust gases from cars or power plants be - 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 sources of danger in a targeted manner.

Notice: It goes without saying that you should also avoid nicotine if you want to stay healthy! How you can definitely stop 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. That's why you should always healthy balance of exercise and food intake provide.

An important piece of information: we often only feel full after 20 minutes₃, which is why we usually eat more than we actually need. To maintain a healthy body weight, you can, for example, eat a Slow eating behavior with small portions and regular mealtimes help. You can also find out more about this in the article on the natural slimming.

Tip: As already mentioned, you don't need an expensive gym contract to stay healthy. You can also stay fit and build muscle by training with your own body weight. For example, I have this sustainable, space-saving and versatile wall bars* which I use for regular training.

5. drink a lot of water

Water in glass bottles

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 liquid per day.

If you do a lot of sport or strenuous activities, you should drink a little more. However, this includes neither coffee nor alcoholic beverages. Both remove more fluid from the body than is absorbed by the drink.

Tip: Do you like drinking cocktails, beer and wine (too much)? Then be sure to check out my blog article on how and why you should drink less or no more alcohol should.

6. treat yourself to enough sleep

During sleep, our body regenerates from the stresses and strains of the day. Metabolic processes are shut down, damage is repaired and the experience is processed.

By getting a good night's sleep, you can improve your Strengthen the immune system and prevent illness. To do this, it is important that you Bedroom healthy furnishings and general Tips for healthy sleep heed.

Create with curtains, for example Darkness, let the End the evening relaxed and adopt a pleasant Sleep Routine on. How to be healthier and sleep better I will show you in detail in the linked article.

Tip: Allow your body and brain to rest not only during sleep, but also throughout the day. You can find out how to do this in the article on mental regeneration.

7. separate yourself from stressful things and do what makes you happy

We have already taken care of exercise and nutrition. But what about our psyche? First of all, free up your everyday life - whole in the sense of the Minimalism - gradually get rid of unnecessary ballast. Everything that makes you unhappy flies out. What makes you happy can go in.

Fittingly, I can give you the Online course "Cleaning out made easy" By Household Fairy* recommend. It will teach you how to bring order into your everyday life.

However, you should separate not only from objects and activities, but also from toxic people in your environment. As hard as that sounds.

Everyone knows people who have bad habits, drag you down and only complain instead of changing something. Just make sure that you spend more time with the people who put a smile on your face - and nurture these relationships. This will help you live a much more stress-free life - and promote your mental health.

Tip: Your job can also become a burden. If you are looking for a career change, 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 Abuses in our society or Environmental problems of our timethat you want to do something about privately or professionally?

For me, for example, it was the Plastic waste in the environmentthat prompted me to found CareElite. Today, I feel better than I ever have - partly because I feel better every day. passionate about positive change in our society may use. Because you don't stay healthy only if you does something good for himself, but also for others.

Tip: You can on the side or actively - on a large or small scale accomplish great things. Just read the article about good deeds in everyday life inspire.

9. be positive and open to new things!

Think positive and live healthy

Change is usually difficult for us humans - but they are often necessary to live a healthier life. The 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 accept new beliefs and convictions - especially if they can lead you to a healthy lifestyle. Acquire positive traits or promote them specifically. Be Open, warm, compassionate and helpful. In the end, it is crucial that you do what you are, love and feel right in your heart.

Tip: Let you also gladly from the best sayings for positive thinking inspire!

10. stay relaxed and patient

Make yourself aware that you are not "live healthy in perfection have to. Most people don't even know where to start and give up on their new health consciousness very quickly for that reason alone.

So: nothing has to be perfect! A positive change in your life should do not put pressure onbut to have fun. So just keep on developing. Live increasingly healthier, but remain relaxed and patient.

Bonus tips: What else can you do to live as healthy a life as possible?

Now you have learned 10 really essential tips that can have a health-promoting effect. Of course there are still countless other things you can do. Here are some options and ideas that are also available to you:

Frequently asked questions about a healthy lifestyle

Why should you prefer a healthy lifestyle?

If you lead as healthy a life as possible, you increase your own well-being, prevent illness and pain, free yourself from physical stress, are fitter, more focused and more productive - and most likely live longer. You are also a good role model for other people.

How can you tell if your body is exhausted?

Typical symptoms of physical exhaustion include muscle pain and neck tension, headaches, diarrhea, sleep disorders, concentration problems, listlessness and tiredness.

An increased susceptibility to infections can also be a warning signal of possible exhaustion.

How can I live a healthier life?

There are countless things you can do to improve your own health. Basically, it is important to get plenty of exercise outdoors in nature, eat as organic and plant-based a diet as possible, avoid harmful substances in your environment, drink enough and get enough sleep.

A positive attitude to life, happiness at work and in relationships, as well as rest and relaxation, are also conducive to good health.

Healthy living - so much easier than it sounds!

Many people only realize how important health is when it is too late or if they have suffered a hard blow. After reading this article, you will know both why and how you can lead a healthier lifestyle. Integrate the tips into your everyday life bit by bit - it's really easier than you might think.

In the end, a good mix of a plant-based, toxin-free Diet, sufficient Movement, Joie de vivre and more conscious Stress Reduction in living healthy and preventing diseases.

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 feel free to write me a comment.

Stay healthy,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Do you want to live a healthy life? Then the article about 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), [27.01.2023].

₂ Albert Schweitzer Stiftung: Vegan gesund, available at [27.01.2023].

₃ A. Franck: This is what needs to happen for us to be fed up (as at: 20.02.2020), available at [27.01.2023].

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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