In today’s world where we are bombarded with toxins wherever we go, through pollution, fast food or even passive smoking, we need to take a few hours out of the day to look after ourselves and our bodies. Even an hour a day can make wonderful changes to your well being and will leave you with energy and fresh and youthful appearance.
Healthy living requires a few things to be followed in our daily schedule. So let’s take a look at some of them.
Many times people forget to breathe. Yes, breathing is an involuntary action controlled by the brain, but because of stress, over thinking, bad habits and bad post we forget to breathe. Yoga stresses the importance of breathing through an ancient technique called the “Pranayam”, which teaches you how to breathe correctly and thus helps rid the body of harmful toxins. The correct intake of oxygen helps rejuvenate your body and also adds that beautiful blush to your cheeks.
Yes, every person will talk about eating healthy, but very rarely do they follow what they preach. Making a healthy meal becomes very taxing for some, so they just opt for a burger. While indulging once in a while in your favorite fast food is OK, it is important to have a healthy fiber-rich diet. You must include:
o Brown rice and bread
o Fish, as it is rich in Omega 3
o Chicken and eggs for proteins (avoid the yolk, as it is fattening)
o Fresh vegetables, like spinach, carrots, beetroot, cabbage, and artichokes
o Fresh fruits, like blueberries, bananas, apples, and watermelons
o Dried fruits, which are rich in fiber and nutrients, like raisins
o Yogurt is a must; plain with no sugar or flavor is best for digestion
You must drink at least eight to ten glasses of water in a day to flush out the toxins that get built up every day. The best way to flush the toxins out is to have two glasses of warm water every day after you get up, before having any breakfast. This effectively washed out the toxins.
Yoga is a world-recognized form of exercise that helps you keep your body fit and nimble. It is advisable, though, that you practice yoga under the guidance of a professional, as some postures are done incorrectly can cause ill effects.
A good cardio workout is the best way to “sweat out” the toxins from your body. Not only do you burn those extra calories, but the increased blood flow and the release of the “happy hormone” and the “painkiller hormone”, Endorphin, will leave you with positive energy to deal whatever is in store for the day.
When you laugh, your body releases the “happy hormone” called endorphin, which is a natural pain killer and energy booster. So why not try and laugh every day for at least 15 minutes. Watch your favorite comedy show or read a funny joke.
Meditating and finding inner peace also helps in being happy. Try not to take on too much work or stress, as this will only lead to you being tired and cranky.
Try and be positive about everything and it will certainly have positive effects on your body and mind.
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