Quality of life has almost everything to do with one thing: your physical health. When your health is out of whack, it doesn’t matter what else you have. Without your health, everything else fades away into unimportance.
We all know about mastering the basics: food, exercise, and sleep, but maintaining perfect health is a lot more than just hitting the gym and eating a few servings of vegetables each day.
Optimal health not only involves cardio every day, five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables each day, getting enough nutrition and calories from the major food groups, and getting eight hours of sleep – it is a lot more nuanced than that.
To really take your health to the next level – to be truly healthy – you’ve got to think about the minutiae of health. Flossing, meditation, safe sex, stretching, fiber, stress relief, etc. are all pieces of the health puzzle you’re trying to put together. You are that puzzle. Better get to work on it.
Let’s look at some of the best things you can do for your health.
Meditation is not a fad. It actually has some real health benefits. Taking a good 20 minutes a day to distress and concentrate on yourself is one of the most essential (yet very underutilized) secrets to longevity. Meditation can help with a whole range of things – improved immunity, better posture, lower blood pressure, and improved sleep. All of these benefits help lower your risk of heart problems that could send you to the cardiology center like Cardiovascular Solutions in Bradenton. You’re also going to feel a lot better – because you’ll be disconnected from all the noise, overstimulation, and pressure of life (at least for 10-20 minutes or so). You can take that feeling that meditation gives you and try to culture it in your daily life.
Invest in that mattress. Skip that late show. A lot of hardworking people are sleep-deprived. Just because everyone is doing it, it doesn’t mean you have to. Sleep is the lynchpin of a healthy lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if you eat right and work out a lot if you don’t get hardly any sleep. Your physique will be harder to keep up if you’re not getting at least seven (if not eight) hours of sleep a night. You can’t just catch up on sleep when the weekend hits either.
There is new research that suggests that not getting enough sleep makes it harder for the brain to tell the body to flush out toxins.
Drinking enough water, drinking tea, flossing, taking probiotics, stretching, wearing sunglasses and sunscreen, eating enough fiber, drinking vegetable juice, and having more sex are also helpful for your health.