What goes into making a healthy lifestyle?
The basics can be summed up into three unavoidable ingredients – the right nutrition, sleep, and exercise. Does that sound simple enough? Well, putting it into practice is the challenging part. This is indeed achievable with a bit of self-discipline and time management. Here are a few tips to ensure that one is treading the right path.
Watch what’s on that plate
The merits of a balanced diet are taught to us right from a young age. Proper nutrition means ensuring that our body gets all the nutrients that it needs in the right amount. This helps boost immunity, reduce the chances of acquiring common lifestyle diseases later on, and enhances your overall well-being.
But what should one focus on when it comes to ensuring proper nutrition? Include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for a well-balanced diet. Be mindful of the quantity of food and fatty products that are being consumed as well as the sweet treats. Opting for lean meat, diversifying protein options, and eating in small quantities with breaks are healthy habits.
Keep tabs on that sleep cycle
It is quite easy today to have a haphazard sleep cycle. We all have our own reasons for it – assignments, deadlines, last-minute rushes to get things done, etc. Not getting age-appropriate sleep on a consistent basis can lead to a ton of health complications ranging from heightened blood pressure to depression. It’s a good practice to go to bed in a timely manner and switch off the gadgets well ahead to stay away from distractions. Depending on age, it is important to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep in a day.
Stretch that muscle
Exercise is one of the most vital yet most neglected aspects of our life. The COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions on movement contributed to enhancing this sense of lethargy among many with regard to exercise. The absence of exercise can contribute to a higher prevalence of lifestyle diseases such as enhanced cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, etc. It can take a significant toll on mental health as well.
Following a daily workout routine or invest time into things such as yoga or aerobics for at least 15 to 30 mins a day can help with
A healthy lifestyle is a vital asset that can bring more happiness and productivity into our life. It can enhance our performance, be it at school or the workplace.
Health is our Wealth.
Sharmila Suresh is the Program Director and an Abacus instructor for over 3 years. Her philosophy is to create an environment that fosters the importance of learning and a strong work ethic. She is very passionate and teaches from the heart while allowing students to discover their abilities and mould them into confident individuals.