7 Best Things You can Do for Your Body
So, how you’ve thought you’d take care of your body this year? What you’ve been doing for yourself, and what improvements you need to make this time? Well, this is the time to curb the bad habits and indulge in a healthy outlook to life. Here is a list of few great things you should do for your body to stay healthy and hearty.
1. Sip Green Tea
Green tea, packed with anti-oxidants, is a savior. Enjoy a hot cup of green tea every morning. Regular green tea consumption helps improve memory, boosts metabolism, prevents bad breath and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Getting a refreshed skin is an add-on characteristic of green tea.
2. Sound Sleep Cycle
Not getting enough sleep at night? Stop being sleep deprived and have at least eight hours of a sound sleep. Make sleep your priority. Eating well and working out won’t be effective if you are not having at least eight hours of sleep.
3. Eat Healthy
Your food is your fuel. You need to eat food, and off course healthy food, for your body to function optimally. To eat well is to feed your body with the nutrients that it requires. Don’t change your over-all diet, adding some healthy bits to it will work. Add a fruit a day or a snack, may be some tossed steamed or raw veggies. Munch on nuts, spice up your meal with cinnamon, consume low-fat dairy products and add olive oil to your diet for its omega-3 contents.
4. Manage Time for Workout
Are you a fitness fan? Even if you are not just take some time out to workout in the morning. Try to keep your joints flexible. Go for a relaxing morning walk or you can even workout at home at your ease. Get in the habit of exercising and make sure to warm up yourself before beginning to enhance your performance and prevent any injury.
5. Indulge in Dark Chocolate
Craving for sweets after a meal is a common occurring. Instead of those sweet candies and sugary desserts, eat a piece of dark chocolate. Dark chocolates are packed with anti-oxidants that help protect your skin, increase blood flow and skin hydration. Eat dark chocolate with 70 percent or more of cocoa and reap the health benefits while enjoying the tempting treat.
6. Hydrate, Hydrate and Hydrate
Instead of gulping carbonated beverages, drink water. Replace your cup of coffee with water and keep yourself hydrated throughout the day. You are likely to drink less water in winters that may leave you dehydrated. No matter what the weather is drink at least eight glasses of water to keep your body refreshed.
7. Yoga and Meditation
Sparing some time for yourself is the best thing you can do for your body and the best way to do that is to yoga. Yoga is proven to boost your energy and increase flexibility. It helps prevent injuries and has an ability to put you in a soothing and calming mood, whereas meditation has tranquil effects on your mind, body and soul. De-stress your mind with meditation and have an improved sleep pattern.
Yoga and meditation are the practices that disconnect you from the worries life and helps you connect to yourself. You can even practice yoga in bed if you are not up for going out to the class.
It’s high time now to take your health to another level. Carve some time out for yourself and do some good to your body to feel the difference.