By: Zara Sharpe
Looking after yourself is something that should be the easiest thing in the world, but rarely is. In fact, most people find it something of an ongoing challenge to be able to properly take care of their bodies and minds, and for this reason they can usually expect many problems to occur later on in life, which are then much harder to do anything about. If you are starting to think that you might need to look again at how you take care of yourself, then there are many things you might want to start with on that front. In this post, we will look at a few of the absolutely basic health practices which we should all be doing, but which a lot of people fail to do properly. Work on these first, and you will soon be moving in the right direction.
Your body is two-thirds water, so it is hardly surprising that you should need to drink plenty of it in order to be healthy. The truth is that it is such an obvious, ordinary thing to drink water that many of us forget to do it all that often, until we are so thirsty that we have to run to the tap. This is clearly no good for your health, and if you are one of those people who fail to drink enough water, then you should look into trying to improve this from today. To begin, take a read through this article on How Much Water Should I Drink Per Day? You might be surprised at the answer, and it should inspire you to start drinking more. You’ll find that carrying a bottle with you means you automatically drink more, so that is a good tip to get started with.
Again, it’s a known thing that you need to eat plenty of vegetables if you are to be healthy, and yet so many people fail to do it. If you are struggling to get enough veg in your diet, there are a few approaches to take which might help. You should firstyl aim for enough portions of it, which means around 5-8 a day. But you also want to make sure that you are eating a wide variety of veg, too. The more different kinds of plants you eat, the more nutrients and minerals you are providing for your body. In particular, you should aim to ‘eat a rainbow’, which means that you eat veg of many different colours. That will ensure you are eating enough veg, and of a decent variety.
In many respects, there is little use in trying to be healthy in other ways if you are not also getting enough sleep. Sleep regulates everything, and even eating healthily will not have the same effect on your metabolism if you don’t sleep well. If you don’t generally sleep all that well, you should make a point of trying to improve that. Get rid of electronics in the evenings, and read a book instead. Also consider some light exercise in the afternoon. Make sure that you have a routine before bed. All of this should help.