10 Health Hacks To Ensure Your Health And Wellness In 2017
They say health is wealth and hence, our health and wellness ought to be on the top of our priority list. But more often than not, it is our health and fitness which takes a backseat in the daily rigmarole. Here are 10 healthy ways to incorporate in your routine to help you get on the health path now.
Carry a water bottle: We all know how important it is to drink adequate water daily. And yet we do not end up consuming enough of it. One of the main reasons for this is, we don’t keep it handy. Always carry a bottle of water so that you can simply reach out to it when you need to drink it. Carrying purified water from home when you set out for the day will keep you safe from bacterial infections as well.
Consume an orange daily: Orange has essential oils which improve your mood and alertness, it keeps your anxiety levels in check and gives you your necessary dose of Vitamin C. Smelling an orange will elevate your mood instantly. Consume it as a juice or use a few drops of essential oils in an aroma dispenser. You can even dab a drop on your wrist or temples to keep stress at bay.
Don’t miss your veggie dose: A bowl of raw veggies is recommended daily, to ensure your dose of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and also ensure good detox. Make a hearty serving of salad packed with fresh vegetables, throw in some sprouts or tofu for protein, and spice it with herbs and pepper to facilitate fat burn. Keep the dressing simple to keep the calories at bay. If you can’t eat a salad, make a veggie juice to get your daily fix.
Concentrate while eating: Put your phone away, switch off the TV, and do away with anything which may distract you from your meal at hand. When eating at work, get away from your desk to a dining room and eat away from your computer. Try and make your dinner a part of your family time. Thus you will catch up with the day and facilitate family bonding. Since you will be concentrating on your food, you will not overeat, secrete digestive enzymes better, and the happy time will make you feel de-stressed. It is the best way to ensure your complete health and wellness.
Maintain your oral health: Flossing is important for gum health and will make your mouth feel super fresh. A new study has shown that flossing can even play a role in preventing heart disease. So floss regularly. Also pay a visit your dentist regularly to get your plaque removed from your teeth. This will keep bad breath at bay and warrant dental fitness.
Begin your day with meditation: Even if it is for just 10 minutes, begin your day by sitting in silence with yourself, closing your eyes and visualizing positive happy visuals, seeing visions of your success and focusing on your breathing. Include some breathing exercise to begin your day on a calm note.
Take the stairs: Try to be as active as you can, and one of the easy ways is to take the stairs instead of the elevator. If you catch the train or bus to work, get off a stop early and walk. Every little while, walk cross the length of your office floor or the room you are in.
Stretch it out: Once we get to work, we are mostly confined to our desks. At least twice in the day, get up and stretch your back, shoulders, neck, ankles. Do a few rotations of your wrists, feet, ankles and your head to get the blood circulation going and to keep water retention at bay.
Pay attention to your posture: Desk life can cause you to slouch a lot in your chair. Be mindful of the way you hold your shoulders and neck. Invest in a laptop stand, get a chair with perfect ergonomic structure and keep a cushion behind your back to support your spine.
Drink tea infusions: Green tea is a great energy-boosting alternative to coffee and it helps you detox. But tea infusions have a different effect on your senses. Fennel and peppermint teas aid digestion, chamomile and jasmine help you sleep well, fruit infusions freshen your mood while spiced infusions clear your blood, throat infections, seasonal cold and such.
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