22 healthy habits to keep you healthy
Business Insider provides a list of, at first glance, minor habits that can improve well-being.
Eat fruits instead of sweets
Sweets are sweet due to the presence of processed sugar in them. Fruits contain natural sugar, and they are much healthier, because they are also rich in fiber, which helps to digest this sugar faster.
Do not go shopping on an empty stomach
Studies show that people who have a snack before going to the grocery store buy less junk food. Most likely, this is because people do not make impulsive purchases due to hunger.
Learn to cook
It has been proven that diets do not work, because refusing a healthy meal only makes you want to eat even more. At the same time, cooking at home is associated with a healthier diet, saving food at establishments, and increased self-esteem.
Drink black coffee
Science says coffee is good – some studies even confirm that you can live longer if you drink three to five cups of coffee a day. You can reduce the number of calories and maximize the benefits of coffee if you refuse milk, cream, sugar and other additives. And do not worry that black coffee will cause you a mental breakdown.
Change toast butter with avocado paste
Avocado is a storehouse of healthy fats. This green fruit is constantly mentioned in the lists of the most wholesome foods – it has a high content of substances such as potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and E and fiber.
Replace White Bread with Whole Grain
Whole grain bread is much healthier than regular white bread due to its high fiber content, which helps digestion and interferes with sugar absorption.
Drink more water
This is not the first time you hear this advice, but it really works. Drinking plenty of water has many advantages, from maintaining a balance of body fluids to greater energy. Some fitness experts even argue that you can lose weight if you drink water before each meal. So make heavy drinking your good habit.
Try to move faster
Walking faster will not only help you get to your destination faster. A 2013 study of about 40,000 pedestrians found that those who walk slowly have a higher risk of premature death.
Park away from your destination
This is an easy way to add more physical activity to your day. Walking helps burn calories, calm nerves, and even strengthen bones. In addition, this is beneficial not only to your body – physical activity has a positive effect on the brain.
Use the stairs
Another way to spend extra calories and keep your leg muscles in good shape if you do not have enough time for regular workouts.
Stand on one leg while brushing your teeth
Such multitasking will help to develop the vestibular apparatus, which directly affects health, especially in old age.
Wash and dry your hands more often
Washing your hands with soap and water helps get rid of bacteria, and drying your hands helps prevent them from spreading. All this allows you to effectively protect yourself from infections. The main thing is to do it right.
They may smell funny, but this is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from skin cancer. In the end, you hardly want to look like this.
Sunglasses are not just a fashion accessory. Protecting your eyes from solar radiation is just as important as your skin, whether you are going to work in the garden, go on a bike ride or exercise in the air.
Buy a houseplant
Does your office seem drab and bleak? Indoor plants help to increase the mood of employees, as evidenced by a study conducted in two large business centers in the UK and the Netherlands.
A good moisturizer will help prevent skin from drying out and peeling. However, now there are many different types of tools available, each of which has its own characteristics, so it is best to find out in advance which type is best for you.
Meditate for half an hour a day
At least a dozen well-known leaders constantly practice meditation. Studies show that meditation can cope with stress, improve memory and concentration, and lower blood pressure. In one such study, it turned out that people who meditated for 30 minutes a day, five days a week for a month, showed changes in the area of the brain responsible for self-regulation.