How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle: Daily Routine for Good Living

How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Health is the most precious gift we have and to stay healthy we should know how to live a healthy lifestyle. An appropriate daily routine with good health habits is the way to good living. Nowadays most people are conscious about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But before delving into it let's know what it is about.

Contents of this article -
  • What is a healthy lifestyle?
  • How to start living a healthy lifestyle?
  • 10 Healthy lifestyle tips
  • Importance of healthy lifestyle
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
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What is a healthy lifestyle?

  • Generally, the word 'healthy' implies a condition of being diseaseless. We also use the phrase 'sound health' to mean it and this is the basic requirement of a healthy lifestyle
  • Coming to the part 'lifestyle' is an amalgamation of every section of our life. The way we talk, the way we behave, the way we style ourselves, food habits, mentality, contribution towards society, mental health, physical health, daily routine, etc. make the definition of a person's lifestyle. 
  • Now, if we add these two definitions together it comes out like a situation where every bar of our lifestyle graph is in a positive zone and this state is known as a healthy lifestyle
  • So health and lifestyle are two interlinked aspects of our life. If you are taking care of your health, your lifestyle will be upgraded automatically.

How to start living a healthy lifestyle?

Living a healthy lifestyle is not a course that you will be continuing for a short time. It is a lifetime commitment, so to start with we need to have a mindset to live in it.

In starting no need be too harsh on yourself. Try to embrace healthy living habits gradually. 

Unhealthy habits take time to put its root deep inside so obviously, they cannot be unrooted in a jiffy. But have a firm mindset to do that and start removing yourself from those unhealthy habits you have.

Healthy Lifestyle Tips: 10 Steps 

Here are some steps and tips to acquire a healthy lifestyle in life.

1. Make a Daily Routine

  • To change our way of living or to organize the way we handle our day making a daily routine is a great way to start. 
  • Make a list of activities of a day with proper time duration and stick to it. To make it more inspiring keep putting tick marks on which have been done. Before going to bed check out the points you haven't done and figure out the reason. 
  • Gradually there will be an urge in you to have a fully ticked list and that will indulge you to follow the daily routine properly. Now, while making a daily routine for the first time it's not necessary to be extreme
  • For instance, some people get up at 5 a.m or earlier every day but that may not be mandatory for you. Waking up at 6 a.m is also healthy. 
  • The focus should be fixing a time which is not too early, not too late and of course, reaching the daily need of sleeping hours according to your age.
  • The next essential point is don't copy another person's daily routine and don't let anyone else make it for you. Because each lifestyle is unique. A student's lifestyle cannot be the same as that of a job holder. 
  • So, do your research, figure out which things you need to change in life then make your daily routine according to it, and follow it with no excuse.

2. Accept your drawbacks 

Life can be better but not perfect. There is nothing called a perfect life. Human beings are full of pros and cons and the good thing is we can correct our faults. But for that we have to accept our drawbacks first then comes the next step of correcting them. Accepting your drawbacks is not only a step towards a healthy lifestyle but also makes us a better person.

3. Early Rising in the Morning

  • Early rising in the morning is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It provides plenty of time in our daily routine to balance self-care along with our responsibilities and makes us go to bed early at night which means we get sufficient sleep of the day.
  • It is totally fine if you cannot wake up early at one go. Take small steps like waking up 30 minutes earlier than the previous day, then 45 minutes and gradually you will be waking up at your expected time.
  • The person who oversleeps tends to be overweight, depressed, and slow at work which is not expected in healthy living.
  • Early rising helps to avoid the rush of the eleventh hour. 
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4. Be Conscious about Sleeping Hours

  • Less sleeping hours affect our reasoning power and as a result, our productivity decreases. Also, it increases the chance of obesity and heart disease.
  • An adult needs at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep in a day. Sleep is rebooting our body system. When we are active our internal organs work at a high rate and sleeping reduces their extreme activation, relaxes our muscles, controls body temperature, and breathing.
  • So 2 to 3 hours less sleeping makes us tired and stressed instead of proactive. And there are more - dark circles, wrinkles, dull skin, tired eyes - these are going to be your lifetime partner if you don't take it seriously.

5. Quit Unhealthy Habits

  • Unhealthy habits like smoking, alcohol consumption, late-night sleeping, having too much fast food, etc. need to be stopped totally. Adopt healthy living habits like doing yoga, gymming, meditating, etc. as a part of a good lifestyle.
  • Nowadays we young generation has a trend to argue on everything. Most of us don't think for a second before reacting. When someone suggests us to quit smoking, the first question comes up is "Who are you to suggest to me?" This attitude doesn't make smoking a good habit. Be mature, give it a thought instead of reacting.
  • Heart disease, infertility, rheumatoid arthritis, lung cancer, and so on are waiting for you if you are a smoker.

6. Healthy Food Habit 

  • Healthy food habit doesn't mean extreme dieting. It is about having homemade hygienic food and not having fast food and junk food unnecessarily. 
  • To understand in a few words it simply decreases your living days. For living a healthy lifestyle avoid junk food immediately.
  • You can also go dieting but consult a doctor before that. Don't depend on diet charts available online cause most of the time they create a negative effect on health.
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7. Self Caring 

  • Self-caring is an integral part of lifestyle as it improves a person by all means - physically, mentally, and socially.
  • It means taking out time for yourself, prioritizing your comfort zone, doing things what makes you feel about your self, and not judging yourself through other people's opinion.
  • For instance, taking a break from your busy schedule and set out for a trip, enjoying your own time with your favorite movie, book, etc.

8. Be active 

  • Try to do yoga and exercise regularly to stay physically active. Yoga takes care of our mental health by reducing depression and anxiety
  • Exercise is a great way to satisfy cravings for unhealthy habits like smoking, drug, etc.
  • Doing exercise after waking up in the morning gives us a clarification of waking up early. If we miss early rising for a day we will be missing doing exercise and there will be guilty of it in us. This guilt can make us wake up on time the next morning.
  • Exercise also boosts our self-confidence and self-esteem to a great extent. 

9. Take a Break from Technology 

  • There should be a technology break for a certain time in the day. Continuous use of mobile phones, laptops, the internet has adverse effects on health. 
  • According to scientific research, it disturbs our brain activity and the pattern of sleeping very badly. So, it's good to have a tech-off time at least once a day.

10. Spend Time with Nature 

  • Nature has the power to rejuvenate us both mentally and physically. Instead of scrolling social media on the phone go for a walk outside. It works as an energy booster. The calmness and serenity of nature heal our stress and anxiety to a great extent. 
  • A morning walk helps a lot to improve our health by reducing the chances of type 2 diabetes, weight gaining, high blood pressure, and heart rate. Also, nature provides vitamin D and sunlight boosts our immune systemHaving quality time with nature helps to get a good sleeping pattern.
  • Nowadays pollution level is so high that seeing a star in the night sky has become a rare sight in urban areas and the vision of fresh greenery is about to be abolished totally. If you have a chance to see the greenery, don't miss it. It is not only helpful for eyesight but also reveals the creative side of you.
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Importance of Healthy Lifestyle :

The beneficial aspects we get from a healthy lifestyle plan are -
  1. Sound physical health: This is the first thing we get from a healthy lifestyle. And if you have good health, other things will be definitely on point because it gives us the power to tackle each up and down of life. 
  2. Mental Relaxation: Mental health and physical health are two sides of the same coin and proportional to each other. Good physical health lifts mental relaxation and provides good mental health.
  3. A positive mind and attitude: A person with a healthy lifestyle is a source of positivity and positivity enables us to see the smallest good among a huge worst.
  4. A focused good lifestyle: We cannot plan our life completely but a focusless life is also not an option. Setting our goals is very necessary and an unhealthy lifestyle will not let you do that.
  5. Ability to cope with complications: Life is amazing but not a bed of roses. Every day it makes us confronting new problems and many people put an end to life for not being unable to handle the stress. But putting an end is not an option in a healthy lifestyle
  6. An organized mind to find solutions: Depression, anxiety, hopelessness, etc. these won't help us to find out a solution. We need to have some free space in mind to figure a problem out and a healthy lifestyle gives that maturity to organize our stress and tension.
  7. A wonderful version of life: Healthy lifestyle makes us live a way better version of life and we are the ones who can make it happen by adopting healthy habits in life.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle :

Now the most significant point to keep in mind, which is you have to maintain the healthy habits you have acquired. Waking up early twice a week doesn't make you a part of a healthy lifestyle. You have to be constant about healthy habits unless there is a tough situation.
If you are having a burger during the diet you can get rid of it by extra gymming but improving our lifestyle is an overall process of staying healthy by all means. You cannot replace your 2 hours of late rising with 2 hours of less sleeping. There is no option except sticking to healthy habits to acquire a healthy lifestyle.

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Conclusion :

So, these were some basic points to follow to live a healthy lifestyle. It's a long time-consuming process but a totally worthy one. If you are thinking to bring positive changes to your lifestyle, don't wait anymore, start it today.

Healthy living doesn't mean always suppressing your wishes and being rude to yourself. Whatever habit you are following, happiness is the key to stay healthy. Live your life to the fullest but not in an unhealthy way.

Let me know in the comment section below which point has triggered you to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

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