3 Simple Ways To Lead A Healthier Life
Living your best life entails many things. Among the most important are your physical and mental health, things that are generally on the decline in the modern era. There are many pitfalls that you’ll need to avoid if you want to be at the top of your game. Here are the tips you’ll need in order to stay healthy and happy in the modern age.
Overhaul Your Living Space
Your home is your sanctuary, so there’s no reason to settle for less. Unfortunately, many homes are lacking in a few key ways that can affect your physical and mental health for the worse. For example, mold is a common household problem, and while most mold is fairly innocuous, there are exceptions. Mold spores are everywhere, but when they start to root and grow, what threat level there is can increase. On top of this, mold is unsightly and potentially unnerving, which can cause additional, undue stress. Mold removal is a great way to make your home just a bit more livable.
Clutter is a common problem for many homeowners, but this matter is a bit trickier. Messiness is not the same as dirtiness, so whether or not you need to address the clutter depends on your preferences. Some people simply work better in a cluttered environment, and if that’s you, you can leave the mess as it lies, within reason. On the other hand, if you desire order, you may find yourself neglecting the organization of your home for one reason or another, and it can be impacting your mental health without you even realizing it.
Keep Your Body Active
A common problem for both mental and physical health is a growing lack of activity in today’s culture. With more and more of modern life taking place at a desk or on a couch, your body just won’t be in great shape without an active effort to change that status quo.
The same lack of activity that leads to a weaker body can also result in deteriorating mental health, as well. This is because your body craves the serotonin releases within your body when you exercise. Simply put, your body and brain want you to move. Finding a workout routine is a great way to improve your overall well-being in a pretty profound way, and even simply taking a walk now and then can tackle this same problem, albeit to a lesser extent.
On that note, finding a way to change up your scenery when you work out can be just as important as the exercise itself because the brain needs stimulation.
Stimulate Your Mind
Without proper mental stimulation, your brain can actually atrophy and deteriorate later in life. While this may seem inconsequential, this is thought to be the primary cause of dementia in the elderly. Routine is ultimately a good thing, but all routine and no spontaneity make for a rather dull existence. They say that variety is the spice of life, so pepper up your day-to-day routine with something new here or there.
One of the best ways to do this is to learn a new skill or to further develop a passion that you’ve had on the backburner. Hobbies are a fantastic way to keep your brain active because they can generally break up the monotony, all while asking your brain to solve the variety of puzzles on the way to honing the associated skills. Don’t let the word “skill” fool you; playing games, learning to cook, and making art are all valid ways to give your brain some work to do.
There will be many challenges that stand in between you and the life you deserve. Mental and physical health are among the most important and foundational obstacles because they ripple out and affect everything else in your life. By thinking of your body and mind not as separate entities but instead as parts of a whole, you can improve your quality of life drastically.
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