January 13, 2021 27 Comments Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Parenting

New Year Resolution | 10 Easy and Smart Ways to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle in 2021

New Year Resolution | 10 Easy and Smart Ways to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle in 2021

How to adopt a healthy lifestyle?

Are you fed up with strict, painful, and emotionally stressful lifestyles to maintain good health? You are not alone in this boat!

I had been facing the same problem a few months back. I was also very conscious of my health. I was like, ” Oh, God! I am gaining weight. I have again taken a heavy meal. How to should I lose those extra calories? Why my tummy is coming out? Although I am following a diet plan properly and exercising well, I’m still not putting off weight”, and so on. I’m sure you’re laughing and thinking it’s me.

I have contemplated a lot. I put off all my crazy diet plans and made a New Year Resolution to welcome 2021 with positive vibes. I assure you that you will be thankful to me at the end. Let’s share 10 easy and smart ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle in 2021.

1. Proper Hygiene

proper hygiene

proper hygiene

All doctors and health care workers say the same stuff, that you can be healthy by maintaining and practicing proper hygiene in your life. It’s not an arduous task to do. You just have to remember what your parents used to stop you from doing in childhood. Make a list of all activities you think will lead towards a healthier life:

  • Regularly washing hands with soap or use a hand sanitizer
  • Take a bath daily
  • Brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime
  • Every week, cut your nails and remove dirt because germs cultivate here.

2. Eating Organic food To maintain a healthy lifestyle

eating-organic food-healthy-lifestyle

eating-organic food-healthy-lifestyle

To get all nutrients, make a habit of eating organic food. They include natural items like fruits, vegetables, meat, etc. Try to avoid processed food completely or slowly replace them with organic ones so you remain healthy. Dairy, fruits, grains (bread, rice, cereal), legumes, and starchy vegetables are a rich source of carbohydrates. Similarly, you can get proteins by consuming seafood, meat, poultry, and eggs whereas essential fat from fatty fish, nuts, cheese, and dark chocolate. You should also add vitamin-rich foods to your diet to improve body functions.

3. Exercising

excercisingThere is no hard and fast rule for exercising. Just stick to a routine of warming up your body at least for 30 minutes a day. You can run a marathon race with your friends, go for a walk with your family or play any outdoor game like football, cricket, hockey, or tennis with your children. Research has proved that exercise keeps you healthy both physically and mentally. Your body releases endorphins (Happiness Hormones) while exercising. That will ultimately relieve your stress and improve your mood. Walking barefoot on grass does the same for you. It makes you feel relaxed.

4. Be Optimistic!

Be Optimistic

Be Optimistic

This world is full of worries and negativities. Train your mind to think positively. Everything has a positive and a negative aspect, though we usually pick the negative side. A positive attitude not only increases the chances of your success and survival rate but also keeps you healthy. So be optimistic and send positive vibes everywhere.

5. Arrange a trip

Arrange a Trip

Arrange a Trip

Make a habit to visit nearby green fields or serene places. Natural greenery has a very good impact on your health. It improves your sight, lowers blood pressure and keeps you mentally fit. The blood circulation in our body increases because of better intake of fresh oxygen. Going on a vacation or a little jog gives us a chance to explore mother nature. It helps us spend time with beautiful flowers and listen to the soothing musical rhythmic chirps of birds.

6. Sleeping Patterns

Sleeping Patterns

Sleeping Patterns

I did a bit of research and found that variations in our sleep patterns affect our general health. People who sleep on time live longer than those with irregular sleep schedules. If you’re not sleeping on time, your biological clock gets disturbed that will ultimately affect your overall health. Your gut has a direct link with your sleep. So always take a proper 6 to 8 hours of sleep daily.

7. Drink More Water:

Drink more water

Drink more water

Our body mostly contains water. We can live without food for many days, but can not survive 2 days without water. It is a sign of life. Not only does it keep us hydrated but also helps detoxify our body from harmful substances. It keeps our skin fresh and helps in metabolism. People who are conscious of their beauty should drink more water for glowing skin. 8 glasses of water a day is a must for a person to get rid of toxicants. If you are in a habit of drinking less water, set reminders on your smartphones. Don’t put your life at risk. For more tips, see 10 Must-Know Hydration Tips.

8. Decrease Intake of Sugar and Salt:

Decrease the Intake of Sugar and Salt

Decrease the Intake of Sugar and Salt

You must have heard many times that excess of everything is bad. Although sugar and salt both enhance the taste in our food, their excessiveness in our diet can hamper a healthy life for us. More sugar intake causes serious illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and fatty liver diseases. Similarly, an increased amount of salt in the diet is the major cause of high blood pressure, kidney failure, heart diseases like osteoporosis. We should instantly decrease the intake of both of these necessary elements in our diet. Try to find alternative sources for them. For example, you can replace refined and processed sugar with honey or fruits.

9. Take less stress and smile more

Less Stress and Smile more

Less Stress and Smile more

 

Keep your tensions and worries aside. Cherish every moment with full zest. Problems cannot be solved by stressing. It ruins your health as many hormones are released in response to stress which are not good for the human body. Let your smile change things. It is scientifically proven that a person’s lifespan can be increased by smiling and laughing more often. Watch your favourite drama or play with kids! You may as well try out a new book.

10. Overcome your bad habits

Overcome your bad habits

Overcome your bad habits

Everyone is addicted to at least one bad habit like smoking, overeating, taking more tea, or drinking wine. Let’s resolve with a determined look. We will get rid of our bad habits and will slowly replace them with good ones. Make a habit of eating on a small plate. In this way, you can satisfy your hunger as your mind thinks you’re having a full plate. Instead of drinking wine or processed juice, take more water or start taking green tea. Try lemongrass. It tastes good, especially with just a little bit of sugar and has a very beneficial effect on our health.

We are the CEO of our life. It is our choice to either destroy our life with unhealthy activities or reconstruct it with small and healthy changes with minimal effort. Let’s welcome this New Year with these 10 easy and smart changes in our lives for a healthy lifestyle.

Don’t forget to share other healthy lifestyle tips with me in the comments. Let’s interact with each other!

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