Over the last few days we’ve talked about the importance of incorporating healthy foods that are high in essential vitamins and minerals into your diet. Today, we’ll go for healthy living beyond food because in order to live the healthiest life possible, there are a few other things you’ll want to consider. This includes:
#1 Getting Enough Sleep
It’s essential that you get enough sleep every day. Over time, chronic sleep deprivation can increase your levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, which will break down collagen. Thus, reducing your skin elasticity and making you look twice your age.
It’ll also take its toll on your mental state and can lead to anxiety, depression, as well as preventing your brain from functioning at its best.
#2 Quit Smoking
This is an obvious one. Smoking drastically reduces your life span and of course, it’s linked to cancer. If you are struggling to quit smoking, consider contacting your doctor about Cravv or other quit-smoking programs that will help you squash the deadly habit.
#3 Drink Alcohol in Moderation
A glass of red wine carries tons of antioxidants so drinking in moderation is actually beneficial, however you’ll want to watch your overall intake.
Excessive alcohol takes its toll on your brain, as well as your liver’s ability to function at its best. Alcohol is metabolized by the liver.With that, drinking regularly can lead to increased fat levels inside your liver cells. Alcohol abuse can also lead to severe depression and cirrhosis, a very serious conditions.
Cardio, especially, is one of the most important things you can do for both your physical and mental state.
By completing just 15 minutes of cardio each day you will not only improve flexibility and muscle growth but you will work towards ridding yourself of that harmful belly fat that builds up around your organs.
There you have it: “Healthy Living Beyond Food”! ‘Til then…
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