Health is a trendy topic nowadays. You can find health tips in any magazine, on TV; not to mention the Internet is full of articles offering tips on how to take care of your health. Everyone can easily find dieting advice, healthy recipes, ideas on how to lose weight or strengthen your hair and nails.
All these tips and ideas are great. The problem is, it is not always easy to follow them. With our busy lifestyles nowadays it is difficult to find the time to bake homemade oatmeal cookies or prepare delicious green smoothies. Even if you have a lot of determination you might not be able to follow every piece of advice, no matter how valuable for your health it might be.
While some people are able to balance their busy schedules with keeping super fit and healthy, most of us start to feel overwhelmed and quickly go back to our old, unhealthy routines.
That is why we thought it would be a great idea to talk about the things you can easily incorporate into your daily routine, while taking care of your health. Ready?
Switch to natural products
Yes, if you are interested in healthy lifestyle you’ve probably read a lot about making homemade shampoos or body scrubs. Who has time for that?, you wonder. Luckily, there are many organic products available in stores. Simply look for products with natural ingredients, such as tea tree oil for your skin care or chamomile tea for your hair. With the popularity of organic products on the market you are bound to find something interesting at your local drug store.
Most people forget chemicals harmful to our skin are not only contained in skin care products. You should pay attention to your washing powder and fabric softener as well. The more intense their smell, the more likely it is these products cause harm to your health, even without noticeable skin irritation marks for proof. Luckily, there is a variety of hypoallergenic products out there. You can also look for products for babies and kids, which tend to have a shorter list of harmful ingredients. Remember that the remnants of chemical substances stay on our clothes, which have direct contact with our skin.
Don’t forget about cleaning products as well! As representatives of the Hoboken cleaning services company Ecopure notice, choosing the right products to clean your house will not only benefit your health but it will help protect the environment as well. Get rid of an old vacuum cleaner, which only pollutes the air more, instead of removing dust. Choose natural products which won’t irritate your skin or even cause damage to your respiratory tract.
Go for a walk
Do you get nauseous every time you force yourself to go to the gym? Guess what, there is a better and healthier (!) solution to staying fit. Yep, it’s simply walking. The health benefits of walking are endless. Regular walking will not only help you lose weight, but it will make your skin look better and it will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. It will also expose you to more natural sunlight and put you in a good mood for the rest of the day. Walking will not increase the risk of injury, as excessive exercising does. It is also a good opportunity to talk to a friend, which would not be that convenient when running or at a spin class.
Since going for a walk does not require any preparation it is also easier to make it a regular habit. Set a fixed time for your daily walk and stick to it. Remember, rain is no excuse to skip your daily walk! Regular 30-minute walk will have more health benefits in the long run than occasional trips to the gym.
Drink more water
Yep, it’s that simple! And maybe because it is so simple many people tend to dismiss this golden piece of advice. Drinking more water does not need to mean you have to go out of your way and plan drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day. It can simply mean choosing water over other beverages. Thirsty on a hot day? Do not reach for that soda. Choose water with ice instead! Feeling like having a third cup of coffee? Water with lemon will be a much healthier choice.
Remember fruits and veggies also contain lots of water, not to mention the soup you’re making for dinner today is also water!
So there you have it, 3 simple but effective tips for developing healthier habits. Think what other small steps you can take on your way to a healthy lifestyle.