Everyone is capable of feeling healthy and full of life- no matter your age! But, that isn’t going to happen by chance, it requires action. That’s why we put together 4 quick and easy tips for you on how to improve your life right now!
Here are 4 simple ways to feel better physically & mentally at any age.
Fall in love with exercise
It can be hard to get/stay motivated to exercise, but you know the benefits are worth it… so find a way to make it enjoyable!
We know a thing or two about finding joy in exercise. Adding music to your workouts is one of the best ways to get hooked on lap swimming. Find music that pumps you up and gets you excited to move your body!
Podcasts and audiobooks can also transform your workouts into a favorite part of your day.
Pro tip: save a podcast, book, or playlist, for just when you workout. That way you have something to look forward to and it gives you a chance to binge your media without feeling guilty!
You’ll get hooked on your book or music and won’t even notice time flying by.
You don’t have to be a yogi to participate in meditation.
The Mayo Clinic has excellent tips and instructions on how to meditate. One way they recommend is setting a few minutes aside, closing your eyes, and focusing on each breath you take. If you feel your thoughts wandering, remember to come back to your breathing and focus only on that.
Focusing on one thing at a time helps center our minds and we feel more in tune with our senses and surroundings.
There is no “right way” to meditate so play around with it and find what works best for you. You could also try journaling, saying a prayer, or going for a slow walk while taking care to be mindful of your surroundings.
According to the Mayo Clinic, finding a few minutes to be mindful each day can help with a surprising array of ailments, includingAnxiety, Asthma, Cancer, Chronic pain, Depression, Heart disease, High blood pressure, Irritable bowel syndrome, Tension headaches, and Sleep problems.
Our minds are more powerful than we know, so taking a minute to be more mindful and be more at peace with ourselves can revolutionize our health.
Focus on others
Mahatma Gandhi says “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
If you are feeling down, the best thing you can do is focus on helping someone else. This will help you put your life in perspective and see the bigger picture of your situation.
This doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of yourself. However, focusing on others gets us out of our own heads and we are more empathetic towards everyone else and in turn ourselves.
This also sparks gratitude within yourself as you help those less fortunate than yourself.
So if you’re feeling a little aimless in life, look around you. You never know whose life you could change today.
Drink more water
Okay, this is obvious BUT it can be really easy to forget to do it.
Over half of your body is water so it’s absolutely crucial to replace the water that’s lost each day.
Other drinks like Coffee, Soda, Teas, or energy drinks have taken precedence over water. While these drinks seem to be hydrating, they can actually dehydrate you.
Here are the benefits you may have not known:
- Helps clear your skin and firm up wrinkles
- Improved Digestion
- Better immune system functions
- Helps you think more clearly
- You will feel more energized
- Prevents headaches
Water has amazing benefits and it’s an incredibly simple thing to do! The right amount is different for everyone but the general recommendation is about 4 bottles (17 ounces per bottle) of water a day.
Drinking enough water significantly impacts every bodily system you have. Stay hydrated!
There you have it!
4 quick and easy tips to upscale your life right now at any age. Let us know how it goes, we would love to hear from you!