Your life choices have a significant affect on your healthiness and happiness – or the lack of those. Take care of your body and mind with the tips below and achieve your dreams and live long and happy!
Lifestyle Choices that Keep Me Healthy and Happy
Eat Nutritious Food Daily
Healthy eating is a key to maintaining energy levels, keeping your body healthy and it also helps you to keep positive. We all know the hanger (= hunger + anger) effect if you haven’t eaten enough nutritious food. In my opinion eating nutritious food in daily basis is one of the best things you can do for your body. All the nutrients will help you to stay healthy and it also keeps your hair, skin, etc. looking better.
Working out almost daily keeps me going. I love the feeling a good workout gives. Try to find out what kind of exercise you enjoy the most. For me that’s dancing, gym and walking outdoors. Try different sports and find our favorites! There are lot of choices – indoor and outdoor options, with others or alone, strength based vs flexibility vs cardio… It’s best if you can find couple of different sports you enjoy.
Any kind of exercise is good for your health and mind, anyhow, start with instruction from a professional to make sure you won’t hurt yourself. If you have any medical conditions, consult your physician before starting a new sport.
Do you know the difference in how you feel after well-slept night and not-so-well-slept? That’s exactly why sleeping is so important. Sleeping makes you more energetic and more tolerant for stress. It will also recover your body after workout or a busy day. Sleeping also enhances learning.
My target is to sleep 8-9 hours in average. If I cannot get that all during night I either sleep more next night or take an afternoon nap. What’s good amount of sleep for you? It’s the amount after which you feel energetic when you wake up. Usually that’s somewhere between 6-10 hours a night.
Friends, Family & Good Laughs
It’s important for you mental health (and actually for the physical part too) to have people around you. Laugh, have fun, share experiences, learn from others, cook together, go running with friends… Humans are meant to be social and it can give you a lot of energy to interact with others in a positive matter.
I’m very busy in my life but I try to spend most my spare time doing things with my fiancée and our lovely puppy. Additionally, I try to meet friends and family weekly. If you cannot meet everyone in real life, calling or chatting might also be nice sometimes. Because I tend to be busy all the time I try to gather people and meet them all at once to save some time and to still keep networked with them.
One way to make life feel more meaningful and rewarding is to constantly keep improving yourself. Learn new skills, do a job that offers you new challenges daily and broke to routines. Feeling that you can is awesome. Improving yourself also gets you closer to your dreams which usually improves happiness as well.
Here are some more tips on improving yourself: 4+1 Ways to Improve Your Life – Improving Myself Has Kept Me Busy Lately
Relax & Enjoy
Take a long warm shower, hangout with your friends, go for a holiday. Do, whatever keeps you happy and remember to relax at least a bit everyday. Laughing is a good exercise and relaxing keeps your blood pressure normal. Those are only few of many reasons to take some time for things you love – in addition to the fact it makes you feel good and happy.
Regular Doctor’s Appointments
This is so easy to forgot but you shouldn’t! To make sure you’re doing good both in and out in addition to everything mentioned above it’s also important to remember regular screenings and vaccinations.
And don’t forget your teeth either – have doctor’s and dentist’s appointments in your calendar. In graphic below you can see some examples of how often you should have these appointments.
A wellness company Hims created this wonderful graphic above. They offer variety of men’s wellness products including haircare and skin products.
If you’re interested to read more about this topic check also my earlier posts:
- Eight Tips How to Maintain Energy
- Wellness Wednesday 1/5: Foods I Eat (almost) Everyday
- 4+1 Tips to Improve Your Life – Improving Myself Has Kept Me Busy Lately
What do you do to keep yourself healthy and happy?