We are constantly bombarded with the idea of healthy living and the importance of incorporating it into our lives. It isn’t about exercise and staying fit any more.
A healthy lifestyle demands a series of activities that are required for you to perform which in turn results in an all-round development in health and to transform that into a lifestyle over a period of time.
For those of you who are new to this, incorporating discipline into your lifestyle may be a task but the true essence of it is to embrace the gradual progress you will make over time. The first few days into embracing this new lifestyle is challenging but don’t lose hope.
Here are 6 simple steps that you could begin with to step into a healthy lifestyle.
Exercise Regularly: Sophisticated gym equipment and being surrounded by gym freaks could be quite intimidating for beginners especially if your BMI is out of place. Don’t let that stop you from progressing. If you are lucky enough to live near the coast or have the facility of a park why not put on your runners and go for 20 minutes run after a few stretches. The morning’s fresh air could do you good. Early rising and exercise doesn’t just contribute to your physical health but also enhances your mental health.
Practise Yoga: With all the hustle and bustle of daily life, the chaos and noise you hardly have the time to steal a few quiet minutes and what other better way than yoga. If you are facing physical and emotional tension then Yoga Chikitsa is for you. It emphasizes the flow of energy and substance through networks, channels, and pathways for both body and mind.
Drink Water: Water is nature’s free elixir to us. What better way to hydrate other than water. It is the key to a healthy lifestyle. There is no need for complex detox formulas, water by itself helps you to naturally detoxify. Your skin remains radiant and hydrated; it boosts your immune system and most of all it is the main source for your energy.
If you are struggling to drink water set an alarm on your phone as a reminder to take a few sips every now and then. A few days is all that’s needed for you to form a habit.
Eat Healthy: It is important to know what you put into your system. It is about time we say no to sugar and fatty food. Make a vow today to eat clean. It sure is a task to plan every meal, make numerous trips to the grocery store and sweat it out in the kitchen but it sure will pay off in the long run. Consult a nutritionist who will help you understand the need and the type of food you should be consuming.
Regular massage: People mostly head for a message as a luxury treatment, and to relieve them of stress, but that is just one of the benefits of Abhyangam. Ayurvedic massage therapies help with lymphatic drainage, muscle stimulation, pain and strain relief. The combination of herbs and oils infused in a message produces promising results allowing for a holistic relief of stress in mind and body.
Take time for Yourself: When we are imposed with a question as to what our hobbies and interests are we drift off into wonder. With the constant race that we are in, we hardly take a few minutes to step out of it and relax. Pick up a book if that’s an interest or get those brushes and canvas out of the closet and get to it. Take an hour off or a day and be lost in doing what you love. These simple activities create a sense of calm within you and you are no longer stressing about what tomorrow will hold.
A healthy lifestyle isn’t just working out, eating organic and physical fitness but it is the combination of a healthy body and sound mind. The importance of it is only understood when one is facing a challenge either physically or emotionally.
Having said the above, incorporate all the above activities bearing in mind discipline and consistency. You will be in awe of the results and wish you had started this way of life sooner.
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