Making healthier decisions is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
In fact, this is where health and wellness all starts—with the choices we make.
Everyone has the opportunity to start making choices that’ll lead to better health outcomes. But unfortunately, not everyone chooses to take these steps.
Sometimes, this is due to a lack of motivation. But more often than not, it may also be brought about by a lack of direction.
The simple truth of the matter is that most people may not know exactly which types of choices they should be making to help them to live a healthier life.
So in this post, we’re going to dive in and break it down.
Here are 5 ways to make healthier decisions, starting today.
Exercise is a major pillar of health and wellness.
In fact, if you fail to exercise appropriately, you’ll just overall increase your risk for a bunch of problems.
Check out this cool quote from a study called Does Physical Activity Increase Life Expectancy? A Review of the Literature.
“Physical activity reduces many major mortality risk factors including arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus type 2, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, stroke, and cancer. All-cause mortality is decreased by about 30% to 35% in physically active as compared to inactive subjects.”
As it turns out, staying physically active is key to making healthier decisions in the long term.
For best results, you’ll want to make sure that you’re not only getting up and moving around—but that you’re also engaging in some aerobic activity and partaking in some kind of weight training as well.
Moving around, getting your heart rate up, and lifting heavy stuff is all really good for you.
Healthy eating is another strong pillar of health and wellness.
Nowadays, there are all kinds of diets that you can try.
You could try the carnivore diet, the animal-based diet, the paleo diet, the Mediterranean diet, the vegetarian diet, etc.
And honestly, many of these diets have upsides and downsides to them—but they tend to get pretty good results in their own way.
Find a healthy eating regimen that works for you, and get started on it.
It’s also a good idea to cut out junk food. Stop drinking sugary sodas, processed fast food, and other unhealthy food options—and opt instead to eat whole foods (fruit, vegetables, meat, etc.).
You may be incredibly surprised by how big of a difference this will make for your health and wellness!
Unfortunately, in our modern world, we tend to take sleep for granted.
A lot of people aren’t getting a high-value rest every night—and this will play havoc with your health and wellness in the long term.
For best results, make sure that you’re going to bed at a decent time every night—and make sure that you’re limiting screen time before bed.
Those blue-light rays from your phone can mess up your natural circadian rhythm.
Stress is another problem that can really undermine your overall health and wellness outcomes.
Unfortunately, in our modern world, stress can be a serious issue.
We live in a relatively high-pressure society—and so, it’s little wonder why so many people feel a lot of stress on a day-to-day basis.
So figuring out a way to get away from the stress, and unwind from the frustrations of your day, is actually really important to the process of making healthier decisions and creating better health and wellness outcomes.
A lot of people don’t realize this, but cannabis boasts a huge range of health benefits that can really help you to live a better, healthier lifestyle.
In fact, you can even double-down on this by using tinctures, baking edibles, smoking the cannabis itself, vaporizing it, and even re-using the vaped cannabis for other things.
Cannabis may not be for everyone. But it’s definitely effective enough at promoting health and wellness that it’s worth a try–at least as an experiment.
There you have it!
5 ways to start making healthier decisions on a day-to-day basis.
Hopefully, this advice will help you to figure out how to improve your health and wellness outcomes in life—to feel better, perform better, and just in-general be better as you age, live, and experience life.
You’ve got this!
It’s time to really get serious about your health.