Health is wealth! Health is the greatest gift and a blessing about which most people only think when they are suddenly unwell. The structure of your whole day and the activities you chose have a great effect on your emotional, mental, and physical health. The practice of healthy activities on a regular and consistent basis can help you achieve peak efficiency and reach your goals. Although the lifestyle of everyone varies there are some more effective activities daily basis that can be practiced by everyone to improve health. These involve:
- Treating the body with respect (for example: eating a healthy meal; drinking 2 glasses of water when you wake up)
- Meditation (for example gratitude meditation)
- Physical exercise (for example outdoor work)
- Learning (for example reading a book)
- Personal project or hobby (for example: having a blog)
- Celebration (for example: watching a movie, going to a concert, celebrating a birthday)
6 AM: Get up and treat your body with respect.
“Wake up early and take the day before it tackles you.”Evan Carmichael
Get up early at 6 AM. Treat your body with respect. Be thankful. If sunshine is available, get some daylight first in the morning. Drink two glasses of water and eat a healthy breakfast.
Drinking water in the morning
- Flushes out your stomach which helps balance your lymphatic system. A stable lymphatic system helps you build a strong immune system which prevents you from getting several diseases.
- Moreover, water also keeps your bodily fluids balanced throughout the day which helps to maintain the proper functioning of your body organs.
Healthy Eating in the morning
improves your energy levels, improves metabolism, enhances your ability to concentrate, improves your skin, keeps you thin enhances your immune system. A healthy breakfast must include:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Low-fat dairy products
- Lean protein for example nuts, eggs, lean meat, and legumes
- Greek Yogurt
- Nut butter toast with fruit
Meditation: Any time of day.
This is a spiritual practice that gains momentum over time. It increases empathy, strengthens self-esteem, increases fulfillment, reduces selfishness, and improves physical and emotional well-being. To practice it
- Pick two or three things about which you are thankful. Close your eyes and remember the time when you got there.
- Write down the things in the diary about which you think you are grateful such as your gifts, grace, benefits, and good things you enjoy.
- Through your senses such as the ability to touch, see, smell, taste, and hear. Feel happiness and think about what an incredible miracle it is to be alive.
Physical exercise: Best time for you.
Go for some outside work. Physical activity outdoors lowers the blood pressure and heart rate of a person. Moreover, it feels less strenuous than similar work indoors and helps you closer to your maximum performance. It may involve:
- Go to your school if you are a student or do office work if you are a businessman.
- Meet with your friends and share your knowledge or experiences with them.
- Also, learn from your seniors and do your job efficiently.
- Spend time in nature because natural light can improve your mood and reduce stress and depression.
Learning: Any time of day.
Go for learning for example read a book according to your taste. Every person has his way of learning as some prefer to learn from images from the book while others like simple reading. So, learn or read things according to your taste. This practice provides benefits to both your physical and mental health. These benefits involve:
- Reduce stress.
- Prevent age-related cognitive decline.
- Promote a good night’s sleep.
- Promote mental health.
Personal project or hobby: Any time of day.
Go for the project you want to do or your hobby. The Hobbies of different people vary according to your taste. Engaging in enjoyable activities has different physical health benefits. These are associated with lower blood pressure, total cortisol level, waist circumference, and body mass index. Writing a blog involves:
- Get some ideas.
- Observe the things properly about which you are going to write down.
- Grasp your knowledge and write your ideas efficiently.
Celebration: Any time of day.
Take time for yourself to get celebrated. There are several health benefits associated with celebrations such as they play an important role to add structure to your social lives and connect you with your families and backgrounds. Keep you fresh and stress-free.
There are several ways to celebrate such as
- Watching a movie, going to a concert, and celebrating a birthday.
- These include sweet pleasures like food, music, games, and fun, helping you hardcode an association with pleasure and joy.
- You can make fun with your friends on these occasions.
- You can record these occasions in form of photos, videos, and other forms of memorabilia.
10 PM: Resting
Go to bed at 10 pm. Sleep is the only time when you take rest, and your body can be able to relax, unwind and recover. Going earlier to bed enables you to get up earlier in the morning. The lack of sleep causes hormone imbalances such as cortisol, insulin, leptin, and many other hormones. These have a major impact on weight.
- Take your recommended eight hours of sleep per night.
- Do not put off bedtime in favor of other activities.
- Do not watch television, social media, and video games during rest time, this can come at the cost of your health.
- Try to get to bed a little earlier if you are a night owl.
- Turn off the lights, and all digital devices, and focus on getting a restful shut-eye.
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