Our own health is the biggest asset that we ourselves possess. It is something that we are going to have to live with for the rest of our lives. This is why it is so important to optimize it. In today’s article, I am going to be breaking down ways that you can optimize your health now for a better future.
As the saying goes “food is medicine”. All of us know that we are what we eat. If you are constantly feeing yourself junk and processed foods, you are going to feel like crap throughout the day. This activity can be especially damaging as you age. Instead of eating cheap junk that ruins your body, focus on consuming whole, natural foods that are going to reduce aging and will leave you feeling energized throughout the day. These foods can be spinach, kale, other veggies, fresh fruit, organic pasture raised chicken, etc. This list goes on and on. In the end, you know what to put into your body and what not to. Make the decision today to commit to a healthier lifestyle to reduce your chances of disease in the future.
All of the studies out there show how good exercise and working out every day can be not only for our physical health but also for our mental health. When you work out, your body releases feel-good chemicals in your brain called endorphins. This is why exercise works wonder for people struggling with depression. You are expressing yourself through exercise, not depressing yourself. Find out the right workout program for you. The one that fits your lifestyle. Is it weight loss through cardio? Is it weightlifting? Is it just going on a jog or walk every day or is it a combination of all of this? These are questions that you must answer to start implemenitng exercise into your current lifestyle.
Sleep is very underrated in many parts of the world, especially here in the United States. The majority of Americans don’t even get a quality eight hours of sleep a night. This is horrible because your body needs enough sleep in order to rebuild itself from the day prior. I would recommend figuring out your sleep chronotype. There are four of them and you need to find out which one you are to have quality sleep. Also, turn off electronics an hour before you go to bed and refrain from eating before bed.