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Five ways to live a healthy lifestyle

Published on August 2, 2022

Lifestyle- this word has been making rounds for some time. But what exactly is “lifestyle”? According to Merriam Webster, the word ‘lifestyle’ is associated with, reflecting, or promoting an enhanced or more desirable lifestyle. So, from this definition, you can get an idea of what exactly lifestyle is. The ideal healthy lifestyle for most people is a life where their needs are met and fulfilled which, in turn, can have a huge impact on your health, both mental and physical. But a lot of people are daunted by the idea of living a healthy lifestyle. They have this idea that living a healthy lifestyle means giving up on things that make them happy. Well, I’m here to tell you that you can take small achievable steps towards living a healthy lifestyle. These small steps will start adding up in the long run and lead to major changes in your life.

Steps you can take to live a healthy lifestyle

Go for regular checkups

This might seem like a simple step. But a lot of people avoid going to hospitals until it’s too late. It’s important to get regular checkups done every 6 months to make sure your body is functioning the way it should. Having a healthy body is one of the main factors of having a healthy lifestyle. Many clinics and hospitals offer discounts or combo deals for full body checkups. If you don’t want a full-body check, you can always get your blood sugar levels, blood pressure checked which you can even do by yourself.

doctor checking blood pressure of a patient who wants to live a healthy lifestyle

Skip soda and processed food

This is probably one of the hardest steps in this list of five steps you can take to live a healthy lifestyle. We are surrounded by junk food all our lives. This kind of food does not have any nutritional value. Once you get addicted to that packet of chips and a cold can of soda, it’s almost impossible to throw it away. But once you take steps to cut down on soda and all kinds of processed foods, you can see a major difference in not only your waistline but your overall health.

bowl of potato chips

Get enough sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your brain and body. Getting enough sleep helps restore your body after a tiring day of work. A human body needs at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep to be able to function properly. If you don’t get enough sleep, you can develop a variety of health problems. Once you start sleeping enough, you’ll be able to notice changes in your mood and behaviour.

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Drink plenty of water

Drinking water is a basic human necessity. We need water to survive. But unfortunately, a lot of people tend to skip drinking water because they either simply forget to or they don’t like the taste of water. We need to always keep on replenishing the amount of water in our bodies constantly. The amount of water we need in a day depends from person to person, but generally, an average adult needs two to three litres a day.

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Exercise regularly

Exercising regularly is not just good for your physical but mental health as well. Any kind of physical activity is important for burning off the extra calories, building and losing muscle, helping us focus, and improving overall health and well-being. It is recommended that each person needs at least 100 minutes of physical activity per week. When you live in a place like Botanika, exercising regularly can easily become part of your daily routine. Our state-of-the-art gym comes with well-maintained amenities that can be used any time of the day.

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