Health and Wellness

Healthy changes to make to your life that will benefit you long term

Not every lifestyle change you can make has to be drastic, making simple, easy changes is the best and most effective way to alter your life and be able to stick to these changes. 

The first thing you can do is definitely one of the easiest – get more sleep. If sleep isn’t something that comes easily to you then just spending more time relaxing and meditating is the first step towards this. There are lots of apps that have both mediation guidance and sleep stories to help you drift off. 

Another step you can take is to drink more water, you should be drinking at least 2L a day. This is on top of anything else you drink. Drinking more water every day will also mean that you’ll drink less sugary, more calorific drinks, which in turn will help you to lose weight, if this is what you’re aiming for. Of course if you don’t like the taste of water you can always adda bit of juice into it. 

Drinking more water can also help to reduce headaches, improve your skin and generally make you feel more awake and alert. 

Rather than focusing on taking this out of your diet, like carbs and fats, make a special effort of adding things in, like more fresh fruits and vegetables. Eating more low calorie, high volume foods will help you to feel fuller for longer, this can help you to lose weight or just manage your weight more effectively. There are other methods of weight loss you can look into if you’ve been struggling by yourself.

Something that is good for both your mental health and physical health is movement. Making sure to move your body every day in some way can help make a massive difference, whether it’s a nice walk outside, stretching your body with some yoga or getting sweaty with a HIIT workout. Find a time that works for you, if it’s before work then a good workout can be more effective than coffee at waking you up. 

Taking time for yourself every day will help you to calm your mind and deal with things more effectively. Whether you use this time to meditate or do an in depth skin care routine, taking just 5-10 minutes for yourself can help you feel more grounded and able to deal with the day ahead.