Have you ever told yourself, “I need to become healthier,” or, “I need to lead a healthier lifestyle?”
With little changes, you can start your path to becoming a better and healthier version of you. By adding good habits in your life, you’re protecting yourself from serious health issues down the road. Heart problems, obesity and diabetes are only few of the risks that could be a result of an unhealthy lifestyle.
Follow these six lifestyle changes to get your life and body in shape. With dedication and commitment, these changes will become habits in no time.
- Try Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is known to have health benefits—including reducing anxiety and improving the digestive system—so, why not include it in your daily routine?
Certain oils provide different benefits. Royal Essence have soothing candle scents available in lavender, which can aid in sleeping, and chamomile and jasmine, which help relax tense muscles. Other essential oils like rosemary and tea tree will give you a boost of energy which is perfect while working or studying.
- Take Your Dental Health Seriously
When was the last time you’ve been to the dentist? If the answer is more than a year, you need to schedule an appointment right away. Dentists recommend yearly checkups.
Many people don’t realize how much oral hygiene affects overall health. Serious heart problems are linked to oral health like heart diseases and pregnancy complications. With regular dental checkups, your dentist can look for early signs of infections and diseases you might have.
- Hire a Personal Trainer
Physical activity is proven to provide an immense amount of health benefits. From reducing the risk of heart diseases, maintaining your ideal body weight, to feeling better about yourself.
But sometimes starting an exercise routine can be overwhelming. Typically, we search for the best gym subscriptions through a quick Google search. For example, if you’re living in London, you’ll look for ‘London gyms’ and you’ll get a list of the nearest gyms in your neighborhood. But it doesn’t end there. If you’re completely new to exercising, consider hiring a personal trainer with insurance. A personal trainer will develop a tailored plan that is meant for you to reach your desired goals. They will also work alongside your doctor to ensure the program fits your needs and will not interfere with your current health condition.
- Find Yourself a Hobby
Having a hobby to focus on is a great way to relieve stress. Hobbies are shown to reduce blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. To add to these benefits, hobbies also promote a positive and productive mindset.
Whether it is painting, knitting, or tinkering on a car, once you start a hobby, any stress you have will melt away. A hobby is an excellent way to take a much needed break from daily life.
- Grow Your Own Herb Garden
Having your own herbs at hand open up new possibilities for cooking within the comforts of your home. Not only is gardening a form of exercise, adding fresh herbs to your diet provides vitamins and nutrients your body needs.
Growing an herb garden is also a way to relieve stress. The aromas from herbs awaken the mind and senses of the body, giving your day a little lift.
- Use Sunscreen Every Single Day
It doesn’t have to be a scorching hot day to wear sunscreen. Even on a cloudy day, as much as 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage your skin. Wearing sunscreen will also protect your skin from quickly aging.
If you are near water, sand, or even snow during winter time, the outside elements can act as a reflector for the sun and increase the harmful rays penetrating your skin.
You don’t need a complete overhaul to lead a healthier lifestyle. By following these tiny changes, you will start to look and feel better.
Jane is a health and fitness writer by day, ninja mom by night. She is a nurse by profession and a writer by passion. She has a soft spot for macadamia chocolate and green tea, an internet savvy who loves Excel sheets and sticky notes.