They don't say health is wealth just like that. If you're among those who take their health for granted, it's time you change your outlook. There are very few things in life that are as important as your health — so look after it well. Adopting good habits right now will make you thank yourself in the long run. And these rules will help you do just that...
If you aren't a gym person, there are plenty of exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Try and get a couple of your friends together and workout in someone's home a couple of times a week. Or join an aerobics or kick boxing class together. Having each other to motivate will be an added bonus. Another thing that you could do is go for walks. Walking for 30 minutes everyday has numerous benefits.
It's okay if you have two left feet. It's fine if you look funny when you attempt to dance. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't. There are innumerable dance classes all over the city that offer to teach you different styles. Not only will you learn something, you'll also stay fit.
With the fast paced, stressful lives that most of us lead, it is important to slow down and give yourself some time everyday. Allow yourself at least 10 to 20 minutes to just sit and practice some deep breathing exercises. It'll do you a whole lot of good.
Soak in the sunlight
Sunlight has numerous benefits. That doesn't mean you spend hours under the sun without any protection. But a few minutes daily will help your body produce enough vitamin D that is so essential for good health.
Cutting down on your sleep to get more work or chores done will eventually burn you out. On an average you need to get seven to eight hours of sleep every day. Make up for a late night by resting adequately on the weekend.
Don't go on binges
Binge drinking is worse than being a regular drinker. Indulging yourself with huge amounts of alcohol after a long gap upsets and harms your body — skip it. The same goes with extreme diets.
Do yourself a favour and cut out all the roadside and junk food from your life. It ain't good for you and if you really can't do without it, allow yourself to indulge on a rare occasion. Keep yourself hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day.
Laughter has so many benefits. Watch funny movies, television shows, meet up with people who are positive and happy. Try to stay away from negativity.