Living Well For All Ages
These living well tips can be applied to children, adults, and the elderly. Knowing ways to improve your well being day to day can really change your outlook on life. First we will look at the things you can do to improve your body. They way you look and Feel can completely change your our look on like. When you are not happy with yourself this can greatly affect you and others around you.
A few little changes can greatly affect your well being. Start by getting some exercise; be active during the day, take the stairs instead of the elevator. You’ll be surprised how much a little extra blood flow can help your mood, energy level, and attitude. You can also take the bus or even bike to work not only is it getting your heart pumping, cutting down on traffic and your carbon footprint, but most of all getting some “Me time” to sort out the day or clear your mind.
Living Well For the Rest Of Your Life
Making healthy choices for you and your family is a great way to teach and instill good eating habits. Take your children shopping with you and teach them about good food choices and all the variety of fresh produce most grocery stores have to offer. Let your child pick out a new fruit or vegetable for you to experience together. A good rule of thumb when grocery shopping is to avoid the middle isles. The middle isles are where you’ll usually find all the boxed and processed foods. Instead, stay to the outer edges of the store where you will find all the fresh produce, dairy, meats, and the bakery. Having the whole family assist in creating meals not only teaches values and teamwork, but they will learn healthy choices and nutritional facts.
Getting enough water is key a healthy body. Your daily intake should be half your weight in ounces, i.e. if you weigh 150 lbs you should be in-taking 75 ounces of water. As an adult this will help from retaining water weight, your skin, hair and nails will be healthier. If your children play sports or are physically active in other ways they can become dehydrated easily. Getting personalized water bottles can help in drinking plenty of water. Remember our blog post about fun exercises for teenagers? This will help get them active.
Living Well Summary
Find ways to de-stress can help with living well. Maybe it’s just some “me time” to reflect on what is causing the stress or a finding a way to release the pent up stress. Meditation is a great way to de-stress and clear one’s mind of clutter. Find a physical activity you enjoy; walking; yoga, Pilates, the gym or just getting out for fresh air can be most refreshing and relaxing.
Living well and having a positive outlook on life can be easily obtained. Using any of the tips provided above is a great way to start on your journey to living well. Here is to good choices and positive outcomes.