Helpful tips to ensure you get your healthy game on with the least amount of effort
They say that the best things in life come to us at no cost. For the most part, that statement is absolutely true when you consider things like breathtaking natural landscapes and the way a smile can literally light up a room.
Sadly, it isn’t exactly the case when it comes to our health because we’re constantly exposed to environmental dangers, essentially forcing us to supplement our diets and start looking at alternative ways of improving our health.
While leading a healthier lifestyle might seem like a costly endeavor – not to mention the effort it requires – there are a lot of ways in which you can make the whole ordeal easier, almost effortless.
The good news is that you can stick to something as simple as in-home yoga exercises to boost your health levels, eliminating the need for fancy equipment and a bunch of supplements. The tips and tricks we’re about to mention here date back to the days of our grandmothers and fathers, basics which they kept close to their heart in order to strike the perfect balance when it came to their vitality.
The Best and Easiest Ways to Improve Your Health
- Increase the Amount of ZZZZ You’re Getting
Sleep might just be one of the most important human activities, as studies have shown this one is pretty crucial for your health. Sleeping can be done without any costs or effort, and sleeping more can help you prevent conditions such as high blood sugar, stress, obesity, immune deficiency and even mental health issues.
- Find a Way to Deal with Stress
Stress is a major cause of poor health, and with our hectic modern schedules and the pressure to make a success out of our lives, stress levels are through the roof, effectively bringing human beings down one at a time. One of the best ways to bust stress is to calm the mind, whether you get it done by religious rituals or a little meditation.
3. Soak up the Sun
Getting outside for just a few minutes per day may drastically improve your health because it may balance circadian rhythms and boost cortisol levels. Cortisol is used to combat low blood sugar, which means that anything between 20 and 30 minutes spent in nature can help you improve your health the easy way!
4. Drink More H2O
Water might not be a free resource, but the fact that you’re reading this on a screen means that you probably have access to a LOT of water from the tap. Water is crucial to all living things, and ensuring that you’re properly hydrated is one of the best ways to ensure you’re taking care of your health. Why are you still avoiding water like the plague then? An easy way to ensure you get enough water is to start your day with a big glass of water (add some lemon to flavor it up if you’d like). Keep your water bottle with you and mark it, drinking down your hourly dose as you go about your daily routine.
- Get Moving
Okay so you might be a little sick of hearing this, but ensuring that you get enough exercise is essential if you want to keep your mind and body as healthy as possible. You don’t need to sign up for that catchy gym membership you’ll probably never use either, all you need is a little motivation and same spare time at home. Do yourself a favor and hit up a Google search of no-equipment exercises at home. You’ll be amazed at the possibilities and the short amount of time you’ll need to set aside for a healthier you!
Embracing a healthier lifestyle doesn’t necessarily require you to make sudden and drastic changes in your life, and it doesn’t have to take maximum effort either. Remember that the “world” invented a lot of complex ways to improve health, but you don’t need to get caught up in the hype because the simplest of changes can sometimes result in the best of outcomes.
About The Author
I’m Dan, and I’m the Editor in Chief of True North Athletics. I’m also an avid adventurer, digital nomad and traveler. I enjoy all types of outdoor sports, a good golf tan, and spontaneous weekend trips. I currently live in Brazil where I can be found frequently hiking the rain forest around my city! (Editor’s note: The man in the picture at the top is Dan.)