It is easy to get by with an unhealthy lifestyle because sometimes the consequences do not appear until much later in your life. The all-nights in college and the late parties from your teens to your twenties may seem like just another day, but when you hit your forties or fifties, the reduced memory and back pain will get to you. Improve your health now, for a more fulfilling and enjoyable later. Here are three lifestyle changes that can help you achieve better health:
Consistent daily routine
Despite sounding boring, a routine can help you reach your health goals while improving your efficiency. A well-established schedule for self-care and meal times is all about developing habits that you can carry throughout your life. It will be hard at first, but soon it will become like second nature which means you will not skip anything essential during your day. You know you have correctly established your routine when as soon as you detect you’re deviating from it, an alarm sounds in your head; it becomes instinctual at that point.
Another benefit is that you can “feel” how much time you can have. You have a proper estimate for periods that can be put into other activities. It prevents you from taking on too many projects because of the illusion of free time – no more clubs, conferences, and conversations at the price of eating three square meals or getting the right amount of rest. Living to the fullest requires you to work within your range and not pushing yourself to the point of burning out.
Healthy sleep cycle
Going against popular belief, you cannot make up for lost sleep. Sleep gives your body and mind a time to recover and process what you have done during the day, and can help you absorb your lessons and your workout to utilize your efforts into building your body. Bad sleeping times and lack of sleep can slowly take a toll on your focus and memory. It’s not just about doing poorly at your test; it can go into making careless errors that can put you and other people at risk.
If you struggle with sleeping, there is a way you can try to counter it. It could be by drinking calming tea (decaffeinated, of course) or warm milk, you could read a chapter of a book or write a page in your journal for your mind to calm down. Sometimes it is about creating an optimal environment. Listening to white noise or ASMR can also help you go to bed.
Regular checkups with the doctor
Even if we have a healthy lifestyle, there could be underlying concerns that you need to address. Call Dr. Kristofer Chaffin for regular checkups to make sure that nothing is wrong, as you not wait for a cold or the flu to hit you before you visit. Besides the monthly checkup, you can also ask your doctor about things you can do to improve your overall health. Their advice should cater to your unique characteristics and history, to get the optimal result.
These three steps do not take too much of your time. There is a learning curve, dealing with bad habits and making an active effort to put your health first, but the results are worth it.