“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.” This quote demonstrates the essence of change or the method through which one breaks through some sort of a bucket list of a healthy lifestyle. People practice, on a daily basis, a wide variety of habits, but the healthy ones are those that help amend or reinforce their daily life.
Focusing on these repetitive acts, preferably turning them into healthy ones, is a cornerstone of leading to improvements in many aspects of one’s life. Aristotle once said that excellence is not an act, but a habit and healthy habits are the one that will reflect on the state of your body and mind many years in the future.
Here are important healthy habits that you should start following:
1) Move Around More
Our bodies are not built to sit on a desk all day long, and our muscles are designed to move daily. A healthy amount of exercise can help protect you against a multitude of diseases including heart attacks, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, and joint diseases. Try to exercise a minimum of 30 minutes per day even by walking. Exercise has also been shown to improve mood and protect against depression.
The most beneficial exercises are those that require your heart to beat faster, which are known as aerobic exercises, and they include jogging, running, swimming, and cycling. They help burn fats and lower cholesterol levels. Cholesterol level has been directly linked to heart attacks, strokes, and diseases of the blood vessels. When you lose fat, your body’s resistance to insulin decreases, which decreases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, one of the most common causes of early death worldwide.