Saturday, August 18, 2018
When most of us consider a healthy lifestyle, we first think about our diet and our levels of physical activity, however living in a healthy way also means that we should be considering other factors that contribute to a positive lifestyle.
Here we take a look at three things that can also contribute to a healthy lifestyle, outside of nutrition and fitness, and why you consider including these into your lifestyle:
Staying well rested and getting between 7-9 hours of sleep a night is a huge contributing factor to a healthy lifestyle. Not only do you feel relaxed and rejuvenated after a good night's sleep, but it is also suggested that getting a regular good night's sleep can reduce risk of heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as reducing anxiety.
They say that laughter is the best medicine, and to some extent, that is true. In terms of your mental wellbeing, laughter does wonders for improving your mood, reducing anxiety and reducing stress. And that's because, similar to how exercise releases endorphins, laughter also does too!
Spending your time perpetually stressed and overthinking can actually have a negative impact on your health and immune system. As such, taking time out to relax with methods such as meditation and mindfulness can be incredibly beneficial. Using techniques such as mindfulness to chill out can help to reduce negative thoughts and improve your mental health, which can impact your body's overall health.