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 the diet, to the exercise, to the relief of the psyche. Let's go!
Here is a brief overview of the tips from this post in advance:
- 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
Advantages: Why live healthy?
Before we move on to the tips, we should definitely note one thing: Why is healthy living worthwhile in the first place? The answer to this question is finally provided by the necessary motivation to really actively change something in one's own everyday life.
Here are some benefits of a health-conscious lifestyle that should definitely drive you and benefit you in the long run:
- Increase 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 concentration (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 feel free to write me a comment below this article with your suggestions.
10 tips: How to live healthier?
An unhealthy lifestyle may be fun in the short term - but it harms us in the medium and long term. A healthy lifestyle, on the other hand, brings both short and long-term pleasure 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 personally implement now. Integrate them into your life little by little so that you can stay healthy forever.
1. make exercise a habit
You don't have to march to the gym seven days a week to stay fit and healthy. The Daily exercise however, provides a valuable foundation for your long-term health.
For example, prefer the stairs and not the elevator. Walk more oftenUse the bicycle and public transport instead of getting into your car or taking a cab for short trips. 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, pure-vegetable 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 learn more about this in the article on diet-related diseases)
Therefore, if you want to live healthier, you should eat more organic fruits and vegetables and eliminate animal foods from your diet. For a easy entry into the vegetable kitchen, I can give you the Online course "Going vegan made easy" by Sofia Konstantinidou* warmly recommend.
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 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.
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 just do without it altogether.
Pollutants can, of course, be 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 sources of danger 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, it converts it into body fat. That's why you should always go for a healthy balance of exercise and food intake provide.
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, for example, you can eat 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.
Tip: As mentioned earlier, you don't need an expensive gym contract to stay healthy. You can also stay fit and build muscle by exercising with your own body weight. For example, I have this sustainable, space-saving and versatile wall bars* installed at my place, on which I train regularly.
5. drink a lot 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.
Those who do a lot of sports or strenuous activities should accordingly drink a little more. However, this includes neither coffees, nor alcoholic beverages. Both withdraw more fluid from the body than is absorbed through the drink.
Tip: Do you like (too) much cocktails, beer and wine? Then be sure to check out my matching blog article about how and why you should drink less or no more alcohol should.
6. give yourself 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.
By getting a good night's sleep, you can improve your Strengthen immune system and prevent diseases. To do this, it is important that you Bedroom healthy furnishings and general Tips for a healthy sleep heed.
Create for example with curtains Darkness, let the End the evening relaxed and adopt a pleasant Sleep Routine on. How you can be healthier and sleep better I'll show you again 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 about mental regeneration.
7. separate yourself from burdensome 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 - little by little from unnecessary ballast. Everything that makes you unhappy flies out. What makes you happy is allowed 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 just grumble instead of changing anything. Just make sure that you Spend more time with the people who put a smile on your face - and cultivate these relationships. This way you will live much more stress-free - and promote 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 privately or professionally?
For me, for example, it was the Plastic waste in the environmentthat led me to found CareElite. Today I feel better than ever - this is also due to the fact that I daily 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 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. Empower yourself positive traits or promote them in a targeted manner. Be open, warm, compassionate and helpful. In the end, what matters is that you do what you are, love, and feels 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 make you do not put pressure onbut fun. So just keep developing steadily. Live healthier and healthier, but stay relaxed and patient.
Bonus tips: What else can you do to live the healthiest life possible?
Now you've learned 10 really essential tips that can be beneficial to your health. Of course there are still countless other things you can do. Here are some options and ideas that are also available to you:
- Set personal goals (e.g. lose 10 kilos or learn new language)
- Provide variety (e.g., in recreational activities or at meals).
- Make digital detox (more under Digital Detox Tips - How to be offline)
- Promoting health at work (more under Workplace healthy furnishings)
- Maintain friendships (e.g. Use questions to get to know each other)
- Learn breathing techniques (e.g. to calm down in stressful situations)
- Keep a mindfulness diary (e.g. to become more resilient and grateful)
- Prepare meals (e.g. a make vegan meal prep)
- Search support (e.g. psychological support or training partner:in)
- Take advantage of preventive care offers (e.g. to prevent skin, breast or testicular cancer).
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. In addition, you are 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 disturbances, concentration problems, listlessness and fatigue.
An increased susceptibility to infections can also be a warning signal from the body for possible exhaustion.
How can I live healthier?
There are countless things you can do to promote your own health. Basically, it is important to get plenty of exercise outdoors in nature, eat an organic and plant-based diet as much as possible, avoid pollutants in the environment, drink enough and make sure you get enough sleep.
A positive attitude to life, happiness at work and in relationships, as well as rest and relaxation, are also beneficial to one's health.
Healthy living - This so much easier than it sounds!
Many people only realize how important health is when it is too late or if they have had a hard stroke of fate. After reading this article, you'll know both why and how to lead a healthier lifestyle. Gradually integrate the tips into your daily life - 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.
PS: You want to live healthy? 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), https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19562864 [Jan. 27, 2023].
₂ Albert Schweitzer Foundation: Vegan healthy, available at https://albert-schweitzer-stiftung.de/themen/vegan-gesund. [27.01.2023].
₃ A. Franck: This is what has to happen for us to be full (as of Feb. 20, 2020), available at https://t1p.de/2ng2. [27.01.2023].