Ever felt sluggish, a little lazy, or simply unproductive? I certainly have. That feeling is due to not leading a healthy lifestyle. In this post, you will learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle and get ish done. We want to be productive citizens in this world.
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- 1. Exercise Contributes to a Healthy Lifestyle
- 2.Engage in Activities to Stimulate Brain Health
- 3. Importance of Healthy Food in Our Life
- 4. There Are Benefits of Being Social
- 5. Good Personal Hygiene
- 6. Plan for a Healthy Lifestyle
- 7. Schedule Regular Checkups
- 8. Laughing Keeps You Healthy
- 9. Let the Sunshine in
- 10. Cleaning , Decluttering , and Organizing
- 11. What is Self-Care and ? Why it is Important ?
- 12. Impact of Social Media on Our Life
- * Bonus – Healthy Sex , Healthy Life
- Benefits of a Healthy Sex Life
1. Exercise Contributes to a Healthy Lifestyle
I absolutely hate exercising. I especially hate boring workouts as stated in my 6 Tips to Make Yoga Less Boring post. When I turned 30 I realized the great importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle. I’m just going to say my knees make some sounds I have never heard before.
The Benefits of Exercise
- Weight Management Control
- Preventative Measure Against Diseases ( Stroke , Metabolic Syndrome , High Blood Pressure , Type 2 Diabetes , Depression , Anxiety , Cancer , Arthritis , Falls )
- Releases chemical that improve your mood
- Energy booster
- Alleviates Restless Nights
- Increase libido in males and females
Group exercises classes are a fun, and social way to incorporate exercise into your life. Perhaps choose the new and interesting trendy workout. Do you remember something called ” Goat Yoga “?
2.Engage in Activities to Stimulate Brain Health
Continued stimulation of your brain is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Engaging in daily brain exercises aid in clarity, concentration, focus, and memory retention. Focusing on your brain health by incorporating brain exercises will keep your mind sharp as you age.
Brain Exercises You Should Try
- Learn a new language
- Learn to play an instrument
- Puzzles and critical thinking games
- Teach a Skill
3. Importance of Healthy Food in Our Life
I really don’t need to tell you the importance of a healthy diet to your overall well-being. When I’m preaching to you I am preaching to myself. I could totally go for a caramel fudge sundae right now. Nom! Nom! I digress.
Much like exercise, your diet is a preventative measure against noncommunicable diseases. This is more a less a friendly reminder to maintain a balanced diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats.
Still Considered The #1 Best Overall Diet
4. There Are Benefits of Being Social
Connecting with loved ones is a key component to leading a healthy lifestyle. Socializing helps improve our mental and emotional health and builds immunity. Studies have shown that socializing decreases the likelihood of depression. Those with a solid social circle tend to live longer.
Gather your friends and family for game night. If you don’t have any friends. Check out websites like Eventbrite to see what’s happening around your city. Be Social! Extend Your Life!
5. Good Personal Hygiene
Keeping your personal hygiene up to par not only keeps bacteria, and viruses at bay, it just makes your feel good about yourself.
Routine Hygiene Practices
- Bathe Regularly
- Brush & Floss
- Wash Hair
- Wash Hands
- Wipe Properly
- Keep Nails Trim and Clean
Hygiene Tools to Consider
6. Plan for a Healthy Lifestyle
Have you ever heard anyone say, ” You make time for the things you want to do . “? Well, you should make time for the things that you need to do to live a healthier lifestyle.
For example, I know if I don’t meal prep healthy meals at the beginning of the week; I will default to eating a cheeseburger.
- Plan Your Workouts
- Plan Your Meals
- Plan Social Events
- Plan Self Care Days
- Plan Meditation
- Plan Daily Affirmations
- Plan Journaling
- Plan to Clean
Planning is a good way to keep you on track in the beginning stages of a healthy lifestyle. Eventually, you will not have to plan so much because these things will come naturally, it will be your lifestyle.
Get to Planning !
7. Schedule Regular Checkups
As you know by now one of the key components of living a healthy lifestyle is prevention. Scheduling your annual doctor’s visit reduces the risk of you getting sick, and is a means of early detection of life-threatening diseases.
A friendly reminder not to skip seeing your dentist, twice a year if everything is on the up and up. Oral health is important as well.
The Checkup List
Learn which checkups you should schedule according to your age group.
8. Laughing Keeps You Healthy
Laughter truly is the best medicine. Laughing reduces stress, relaxes muscles, and stimulates organs. Laughter is an instant mood booster as it increases the endorphins that are released by your brain. It is another one of those healthy lifestyle habits that increases your life expectancy. Get your laugh on! ???
9. Let the Sunshine in
The sun is the greatest source of Vitamin D. It assists in regulating calcium and phosphate in the body, nutrients necessary for bone and muscle health. Slather on some sunscreen and bask in the sunlight.
10. Cleaning , Decluttering , and Organizing
I must admit I was somewhat of a hoarder. Everything I owned had sentimental value. Often times our attachment to possessions is linked to the perceived need for said items.
A clean, decluttered, and organized environment can help you gain control over certain areas of your life. This cultivates a happy, and productive environment. Furthermore, you will experience the best sleep ever.
11. What is Self-Care and ? Why it is Important ?
Self-Care has been glamourized as spa visits, hair and nail appointments, and body hair waxing. All of this can be true.
Self- Care is the actions individuals take to manage his or her own well-being. Self Care is synonymous with leading a healthy lifestyle because the intention is to alleviate stressors and stay physically and mentally healthy.
Keep in mind your self-care routine might look different from your friends.
12. Impact of Social Media on Our Life
I know you have scrolled through the social media streets and began to compare your life to your fave influencer’s life. Stop it Neoooow! It is unhealthy to give, and have access to so many people’s lives.
If you notice social media is taking a toll on your mental health take a break. Enjoy being in the moment with the people you have formed organic connections with.
* Bonus – Healthy Sex , Healthy Life
For my wholesome crew stop reading right now. You will not tell anyone Erika told you to have sex to live a long healthy life. Stay pure! I love that for you!
Benefits of a Healthy Sex Life
- Immunity Booster
- Burns Calories
- Relives Stress
- Improves Bladder Control
- Reduces Risk of Heart Attack
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Improves Sleep
I know some of my good girls are still here. You just couldn’t resist. Lol ?
Spice Things Up
Hopefully, all of you are out here practicing safe sex. Here are some cool items to make things a little more interesting. I even threw in something for my in-between queens that just need a little healthy stimulation. I wish you all a good healthy sex life.
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