In the modern world we all want to be living as healthy a life as possible. But, sometimes, making the changes to achieve this healthier lifestyle is not always as simple (or easy) as we may wish. And sometimes we choose to make massive changes to our lives, practically overnight, which can actually end up having a big impact and it might not necessarily be a good one.
So, what are some of the best things that you can introduce into your daily life in order to ensure you lead a healthier lifestyle?
1) Introduce Spice
And other than making your life just that little bit more flavourful, many spices also have the added benefit of containing oxidants and other good aspects that help the health of your body. Not only that, but spices can also help to replace salt and sugar in recipes whilst still maintaining flavour. Which is vital if you find your diet has too much of either or both.
In fact, - using fresh chilli peppers - can make people eat smaller portions and chillies can actually be fat burning. So, if you want to control your weight then making an effort to spice up your foods might help!
2) Daily Walks
Exercise doesn’t have to be a hassle, nor does it necessarily have to take up your whole day. It can be as simple as taking a short, 30-minute or less, walk each and every day to ensure that you are being active. Even though it may not feel like much, even doing exercise on such a small scale can actually have a big impact and you will be able to see a difference from day one.
3) Introduce Supplements
Sometimes, we simply can’t get everything that we need in our diets naturally. Either because you would need to eat way more or you simply don’t eat enough of the required food. One way to combat this issue is to work with your body in acquiring these nutrients outside of your diet with the use of supplements instead.
4) Sleep More
Not sleeping, sleeping too much and sleep-related. Having a bedtime, whilst feeling slightly childish, can ensure you get enough sleep and set you into a routine which your body gets used to. Having this routine can lead to much more happiness and energy in the long term, especially if you are someone that struggles with having a healthy routine or sleep heavily impacts your life at all.
5) Keep Up Your Mental Health
Small changes can be the best changes to our overall health it has to be said. But, there are also plenty of bigger changes that you can also be making to help yourself feel better in the long term. One of these changes includes your mental wellbeing. A healthy mind has a mountain of positive benefits for your health as a whole, so it often pays to work towards a healthy brain alongside all of your other bodily health improvements.
Hey all --
New to the forum. I'm a post-BA student with a degree in Geography/Economics, where I focused on community development and the more sociological side of things... Years after my graduation, I decided to take the plunge into the medical field instead. I currently am an EMS worker with the goal to be involved with the Global Health field in the future (main interest in water/sanitation/infectious diseases, etc.).. Given the short background, my thought process is directed at doing a P.A. program with the hopes of being able to utilize that both domestically and abroad...
SO -- I suppose my main questions are:
1.) Does this seem like a good approach, given my main interest being in global health? I'm currently 29 -- so to try and backtrack at this point and attempt to go to Med School seems like an idea I'm being nudged away from... especially from physicians I've met en route at hospitals and others that I know.
Additionally -- I'm wondering if there are any sorts of databases that show P.A. programs with International Clinical Elective rotations? Going from site to site to try and find my best case scenario is becoming somewhat wasteful in terms of time utilization it seems. OR -- better yet, have you heard of any programs that seem to offer this opportunity and/or are the best types of programs for this interest?
May seem like a pretty broad and rounded question, but thought maybe you all could offer some insight. Thanks a ton!