10 Healthy Habits To Adopt

10 Healthy Habits To Adopt

Take care of your health and not only will you enjoy a better night’s sleep, but you will wake up the next day feeling revitalised! We’ve come up with these 10 simple healthy habits to help you improve your daily health and well-being:

Get moving

Exercise doesn’t always have to involve the gym. It’s important to find something you love so it doesn’t feel like a chore – that could be going for a brisk walk, gardening, sports, swimming or yoga. Just 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day will increase your heart rate and help you stay fit.

Perfect your posture

It’s important to pay attention to your body throughout the day, bad posture has all kinds of negative health impacts, including chronic muscle pain, reduced circulation, headaches, and even bad moods.  Try to sit up a little straighter, stand a little taller, and stretch when you’re feeling cramped or tired.

Look up

Staring at your mobile screen at bedtime will cause you to take longer to reach the deeper stages of sleep and to spend less time in them due to the blue light they emit. Deep sleep is essential for your body to rejuvenate cells and repair damage so aim for a technology cut off a couple hours before you go to bed.

Hydrate

Dehydration is linked to fatigue, headaches, anxiety and trouble concentrating. Aim to drink around 2 litres of water a day to help you feel energised, improve your skin and even help you lose weight by helping you feel full.

Get enough sleep

Getting a little extra sleep with the correct support can bring many benefits to help improve your health. Dunlopillo mattresses contain softer zones to cushion your shoulders, hips and heels, whilst firmer support zones provide perfect balance to allow your spine to be correctly aligned. Try to get as close to the recommended 8 hours of sleep per night to boost your energy, improve your memory, sharpen your attention and lower your stress.

Mindful eating

Slow down, breathe between bites, and take note when you’re full. Odds are you’ll end up eating much less (and feeling much better)!

Go outdoors

Being outdoor can reduce stress, alleviate symptoms of depression and boost your mood. Being outdoors is also a crucial part of getting a good night’s sleep as natural daylight helps sync our circadian rhythm.

Take the stairs

On average people spend anywhere from 7 to 15 hours a day sitting which can cause several health issues. Simply taking the stairs at work instead of the lift, or parking further away will add in those extra daily steps to make a difference.

Wind down/meditate

Harvard research finds mindfulness and meditation can ease anxiety, stress and even physical pain. You don’t have to zen out for hours either, just 20 minutes a day can reduce stress reactions in your body.

Laugh often

Laughter is about being present, enjoying the here and now and feeling good. It temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, followed by muscle relaxation and a decrease in blood pressure – plus it burns calories!