This Is Samia Farooqi, a Registered Pakistani Physiotherapist. I would be sharing some chunks of useful information through my writing.
1. Have a Breakfast Regularly
It's important for several reasons. It drives your metabolism and prevents you from eating too much later. Studies also show that adults who eat a healthy breakfast perform better at work. Also, eating breakfast helps to improve your concentration and maintain energy levels throughout the day. If the large plate doesn't suit you first, keep it light with a granola bar or fruit. Don't skip it!
2. Drink enough water
Drinking plenty of water can be good for you in many ways. Keeping hydrated comes first on the list, but it can also help you lose weight. Another reason to choose H2O? Sweet drinks are associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes. If drinking plain water sounds boring for you, add some flavor with slices of orange, lemon, lime, watermelon, or cucumber.
3. Exercising Daily
Just drinking another cup of coffee might not be helpful for you. You have to get up from your work or go outdoors away from your home to get your body moving. You can start with deep breathing and stretches. It's perfect for your body and mind. Walking for 30 minutes at least five times a week keeps the blues away. Short bursts may also help you achieve your goal if you can't manage these minutes all at once.
4. Avoid Smoking and Alcohol
Try your best to quit the habit of smoking and drinking. It would be a great step towards better health. Your body will quickly repair itself. Heart rate and blood pressure drop just 20 minutes after the last cigarette. Consuming alcohol would be dangerous for your liver. So don't keep waiting. Break today's habits. Your doctor will be happy to help you get started.
5. Take a Good Sleep Time
Well, if you list down the benefits of a good night's sleep, it will be a long one. It's good for your better mood, sharpens your memory and keeps you in focus, and helps you learn new things. It lowers your risk of heart disease in the long run. Try to get a sleep of good 7 to 9 hours in the night. Aim to do it on schedule. Make it a routine to get in and wake up at the same time every day.
6. Muscular Training
Strength training helps to cut down your body fat and build muscle mass. You burn out more calories through muscle training than doing cardio. The strengthening workouts can also help your body get in shape, strengthen your heart, and build up your bones. You can do strength-training of your muscles by doing push-ups, lunges, and weight lifting, at least twice a week.
7. Take a Break from Social Media
Are you habitual of checking your email and social media a lot? Do you really need to check your social media feeds every other hour? Let it wait until morning. Just put your phone down in your free time and just enjoy reading a book or talking to a dear one. Cutting down your screen time sets you free to think about other things that you can do. You can also help your mother with her kitchen chores or just go for a walk and get fresh air!
8. Be consistent.
Consistency should be the main component of whatever you are doing in your life. Develop healthy habits of eating, sleeping, working out, and even plan your work-related activities and try to remain consistent. Change of mindset is far more important so that you can cultivate good habits for long-term.
9. Eat Organic
Always consume organic or unprocessed food. Organic food provides you with maximum nourishment for your body. Check for the ingredients while buying packed or canned food items, what amount of artificial flavoring or seasoning has been added. Cut down the consumption of processed foods in your daily diet.
10. Taking Care of Your Mental Health.
Yoga is good for both mental and physical health. Writing a book or simply writing down your daily routine lets you reflect upon your habits and make you do positive changes. Having sound mental health is equally important as your physical health. It helps your mind to be on track and focused while fulfilling your goals. Choose some healthy mind-awakening activities of your choice and stick to them.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Samia Farooqi