Mental health, although invisible, is something that we need to be mindful of. Paying close attention to how we feel, eliminating sources of stress where possible and using things like exercise to help. You might not feel like hitting the gym day in and day out, but there are a few lifestyle changes that can do wonders for you mentally, emotionally and physically.
Let’s start with just going out more. We are all trapped on public transport or behind the steering wheel, day in and day out. Using the good old ankle express every once in a while is great for you. So, pick up your walking shoes and head out. Invite a friend along and pick some places that you want to take a peek at. Art galleries and museums are all great choices when it comes to heading somewhere. If you aren’t used to walking around, then try not to plan too far of a distance, you might be surprised just how unfit you are.
If you are pretty active, how about a bit of a jog? It doesn’t have to be every day, but a few times a week is excellent. Start small and gradually plan longer and longer routes. Use a training app to help you. They will help you calculate distance and time. Although, they can be a little behind the times when it comes to different road surfaces. So check in advance if you are likely to run into any uneven surfaces, gritted roads or anything that might be slippy. The last thing you need is to have an accident in the first few weeks. Your first step during recovery will be to call a personal injury law firm and ensure that you get what you might be entitled to.
Eat more greens. If you are stuck in a bit of a food rut and let’s face it, most of us are, then choose three days a week to add extra fruits and vegetables into your diet. Try to avoid just adding smoothies and fruits. A more significant portion of vegetables will start boosting all of those vitamins you have stored up. While on the subject of eating, you should begin to cut back on the refined sugars and fatty foods. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference you can make just by cutting out those two items.
Water, water and oh, more water. Most of us are walking around dehydrated to some degree. Meaning we are just under-performing in almost everything we do each and every day. When you are properly hydrated, you will find that you think that little bit clearer, you will find any dry and irritated patches on your skin slowly fade away, along with the dark circles and tiredness. If you are going to struggle with this, then you might like to add a reminder to your phone to go off every few hours and drink a glass of water when it does.
Start slowly and see long-term benefits.