Take a moment
Take five deep, long exhales, three times a day. Feels good, right?
Want to clear your mind, get settled, and feel a bit more Zen like then you need to feed your brain with the best free medicine possible – oxygen!!! Seriously guys, stop everything 3 times a day and take five super deep breaths and long exhales. It’s maybe 3 minutes out of your day for you to feel better, way better.
Go out with the boys
Being social is great for your mental well-being.
Plan a night out with friends a couple of times a month. Go to a movie, the pub, a walk, bowling, anything where you can hang out and have fun. If you can’t plan a night out with the guys, then go solo and find an event or join a special interest club – anything that gets you out and around other people is good for your overall health.
Shake it off
Eat less salt
Salt is everywhere in our diets and too much of it contributes to high blood pressure which may lead to heart attacks, stroke & other health problems. Here are two easy ways to reduce the amount of salt in your food:
- Take the salt shaker off the table. It’s hard at first, but you get used to it quickly..
- Try to avoid products with more than 200mg of sodium per serving. Also note how many servings are in a package on the Nutrition Facts label.
Drink your cares away
Have a large glass of water with every meal or just sip away all day.
One of the cheapest and easiest health habits is drinking water. Start your day with a big glass of water – yes even before you have a coffee! Have a large glass with every meal or just sip it throughout the day to feel energized. Scientists at Loma Linda University found that men who drank five tall glasses or 2 litres of water every day were 54% less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack.
Every step counts
Stop sitting – get up and walk!
Plain and simple walking makes you healthy – the more you walk, the healthier you will become! Walk around while you talk on the phone,walk on your lunch break, or get off the bus a few blocks early to walk. Walking 5 city blocks a day can lower your risk of heart attack by 25%—it’s that simple and easy.
Mix it up
Mix up your activities with a hike, bike ride, or a team sport with your buds.
Running on a treadmill for months on end is boring and going to a gym is not for everybody. Go for a hike or bike ride. Or get some pickup basketball or soccer going with your buds.
Avoid salty snacks
The salt makes you thirsty, and you’ll order more drinks.
What’s the best way to get you to buy more drinks when you go out? Offering you salty bar snacks and appetizers. The salt makes you thirsty, and you’ll order more drinks. Do your best to avoid the salty choices and always keep a glass of water within reach.
Drink before you drink
It’s easy for a night out to start with a few quick beers, ‘cause you’re already thirsty
Here’s our tip to help you feel better and reduce your alcohol intake. Drink a big glass of water just before you leave your house/work. First thing you drink when you get to the bar is another big glass of water. The last thing you drink before leaving the bar is another big glass of water.
Embrace the dark side
Block all the light sources from your bedroom.
Living a healthy life isn’t all about lifting weights and eating salad. Getting a solid’s night sleep can be just as important to keep our hearts healthy, reduce stress and even make us smarter! To get a solid night’s sleep, block all the light sources from your bedroom and cover the LED lights on your electronics. Our brains are programmed to wake when it’s light and sleep when it’s dark.
Your bedroom should be the coolest room in your home.
In order to get a deep sleep your bedroom should be the coolest room in your house – aim for about 15-18 degrees Celsius. Did you know that less than 7 hours of sleep a night is linked to obesity, low testosterone levels and type 2 diabetes? A lack of sleep also slows your metabolism, leading to weight gain.