It’s the new year and almost a full month in already! With so many people having set resolutions towards the end of December to help them become a better version of themselves, there might be some who are already tanking a bit on keeping up their promises to themselves. Health, diet, spending money and cutting back on certain things are common resolutions that people make before New Year, but for those health promises, just how can you keep going year long without necessarily needing to constantly be dieting or exercising? There are a number of things you can do do keep up the healthy lifestyle that don’t involve those two dreaded words, and this article will look at a few suggestions.
Drink More Water
Drinking water is one of the healthiest things you can do for your well being and body. In fact, the human body is primarily made up of water, and so the body needs it to survive. Water and hydration in general aren’t just good for your insides, but also your outsides. Hydration helps keep your skin supple and soft and helps avoid wrinkles and other skin issues. It helps to detoxify your internal organs and helps flush your system out of anything that shouldn’t be there. There’s a reason doctors always say to stay hydrated when you’re feeling under the weather and that’s simply because water is good for you.
Do you have difficulty drinking as much water per day as you should? Try carrying a bottle with you with times marked on it by which point you should have drank to that line. Try to drink one whole 1.5 litre bottle by around noon or 1pm and then another one by about 6pm. That would be three litres per day which is a pretty good start!
Sleep Better, Sleep Longer
Do you struggle to get to sleep at night? What about staying asleep? Getting up too early? These are all common problems with many people and a good night’s rest is an integral part to human health. The standard is at least 8 hours, but some people have to get more and some people can get by with less. There’s no right or wrong answer but if you find yourself struggling to doze off even when you’re exhausted or struggling to stay asleep through the night, the problem might not be you, but your mattress.
If it’s been awhile you could consider getting a new mattress and seeing how that helps you with your sleep. Mattresses are an important purchase and as we humans spend up to a third of our lives in bed it’s important that our mattresses work with us and not against us. So get yourself a new mattress and start getting the sleep you’re after!
So there are a few great suggestions on easy things you can do to keep your health on the up, even if you fall by the wayside with the dieting and the exercise. Remember too that sometimes thirst disguises itself as hunger pangs, so grab a bottle of water first before you reach for the crisps, you might surprise yourself and realise you didn’t need those snacks like you thought!