Living a healthy lifestyle is not just about nutrition and exercise. The truth is that certain other life choices that you make each day can positively or negatively affect your health. What’s more is that they can ultimately affect the results you get from your fitness regimen. Keep reading to learn how to make better, healthier choices.
Lessening your stress and learning how to deal with it is very important. Let’s face it – no one likes to be under pressure, but did you know that it can have physical effects on your body? The fact is that it can decrease the vital hormone that aids in the growth of your muscles (omega-3 EPA and DHA ). Additionally, it increases harmful cortisol levels, which can actually cause you to lose muscular mass. Here are some tips for leading a more peaceful daily life:
-Take things one step at a time. Don’t overwhelm yourself!
-Make time for yourself each day to do something that you enjoy.
-Practice relaxation techniques, such as meditation.
-Go for a run or walk and get some fresh air.
Getting the right amount of sleep each day is another important factor you need to consider. As a rule of thumb, you should get about 7-10 hours of quality sleep on a daily basis. Not enough sleep lessens the hormone mentioned earlier, which can negatively affect muscle mass. Not to mention, a lack of it will cause you to be tired, which will make daily activities, such as working out, seem pretty much impossible. Here are some tips to ensure that you get enough quality sleep:
-Take our Sleep Support Supplement as directed.
-Put away any distractions, such as your smartphone, when it is bedtime.
-Use the restroom before bed, so you won’t be disturbed while sleeping.
-Get in a regular schedule with your sleeping habits.
Avoiding the use of illegal drugs and alcohol is also a good idea. Believe it or not, these things can also decrease the hormone that keeps being mentioned. What’s more, do you really want to eventually feel hung over or sick? Don’t get me wrong, a glass or two of wine every so often is ok, just don’t overdo it! Speaking of wine, red is probably the healthiest option, since studies suggest that it might be good for your heart.
You should also avoid the use of nicotine products. We all know that these products are linked to cancer. However, did you know that they are linked to diminished athletic performance too?
Keeping your mind sharp and fresh is another crucial factor that you need to consider. The truth is your mind can benefit from a “work out” just as much as your body. What’s more, a healthy mind and body pretty much go hand in hand. In other words, they definitely complement each other. Here are some ways to “exercise” your mind:
-Read books, newspapers, magazines, etc.
-Do crossword puzzles and similar kinds of activities that make you think.
-Take our Ultra EFA Omega-3 EPA & DHA supplement for brain health.
Are there any changes you need to make to live a healthier lifestyle?