How to Live a Healthier Lifestyle
If you want to change your lifestyle you need to consider your diet,
exercise, sleep, any unhealthy habits, and making time for yourself. As
part of the lifestyle review don't forget to apply for
life insurance cover .
Weight management can also make a difference. Eat a balanced nutritious
diet - Variety is the key to a healthy diet. Including lots of different
whole grains, fruits and vegetables in your meals and snacks will go a long
way toward better health. If you're a meat and potatoes lover, make sure
you choose leaner cuts of meat or even fish or chicken. Cook with less oil
and add smaller amounts of butter or margarine as you prepare your meals.
Lastly, cut back on sugary foods that make no real nutritional contribution
to your diet.
Exercise regularly - You don't have to go for an all-out training program
to begin to get more exercise. Just get moving. Examine your day and walk
whenever you can. Take to the stairs. Add a brisk walk at lunch or after
work. Get the bike out, dust it off and go have some fun. If a regimented
program is more to your liking, go for it.
Get plenty of rest - It is generally recommended that at least seven and a
half hours of sound sleep are needed each night. In the 2003 paper,
"Proposal for a National Australia Sleep Health Agenda," The Boston
Consulting Group notes, "Almost 90 per cent of Australians suffer from a
sleep disorder at some time or times in their lives, with 30 per cent
suffering a severe sleep disorder." Some factors that may affect healthy
sleep habits are irregular bedtimes, lack of daily exercise and eating or
drinking just before going to bed. Eliminate unhealthy habits - Smoking,
excess alcohol and recreational drug use-all have significant negative
impacts on your health and well-being. Getting rid of these unhealthy
lifestyle choices will be a big step in your quest for a healthier you.
Take time for yourself - Outside of your new exercise regime and taking
better care of yourself through a healthy diet and getting more sleep, you
have to set aside time just for yourself. This doesn't mean for you and the
kids or for you and your husband, this is strictly alone time. This will
help relieve stress and take care of your emotional well-being. Just relax
and watch a movie, keep a journal, draw or paint. Anything you can think of
that you will enjoy and is relaxing, means you've got the right idea.
Remembering to do some or all of these things will give you peace of mind
when you go to fill out your life insurance application.