Becoming healthy is a process. It does not happen overnight but it is the sum of small healthy habits done consistently and regularly. So, how do you start? Well, it is best to start designing or redesigning the habits that you do daily as your tool to become healthy.
These small healthy habits should be something that we do naturally and as part of our daily routine. Trying to incorporate habits that are not part of your daily movements or routine may be difficult to maintain as it requires you to allocate separate time, resources, and energy for it.
Using your daily movements or routines, such as drinking water, walking, or sitting, as a tool to practice small healthy habits will allow you to do more with your time, resources, and energy.
Here are 5 examples of small healthy habits:
- Drink water. Water therapy should not be resorted to only when you are already sick. Water therapy should be a habit that is done regularly. Drinking more water improves health and strengthens the immune system. There are sites that provide information on water therapy and one of the sites You can visit is a post in Linkedin.
- Stretching promotes flexibility and flexibility is important. Stretching causes tight and wound up muscles as a result of lactic acid build up to relax. Lack of stretching can cause soreness and bad posture which affects your movements and mental health.
- Walking may not cause you to sweat as fast or as much as jogging or running but it does have significant positive health impact. Some health benefits of walking are: heart and lung fitness reduces hypertension, high cholesterol levels, joint and muscle pains, and diabetes.
- Hand washing. Washing your hands before and after certain activities can help prevent illness as it removes germs and prevents the spread of germs. It is advisable to wash your hands before and after preparing and eating food, when treating cut wound, when using the toilet, and when caring for a sick patient.
- Sit straight. As children, we have always been told to sit up straight and it is for a good reason. Sitting properly makes us conducive to remembering positive memories or think of something positive. Sitting properly or having the proper posture also makes you more confident.