We ask ourselves this question all of the time: how can we be healthier individuals? Of course, we all LOVE to indulge but believe it or not, that’s part of it. Listening to our bodies, feeding our souls with what we’re really craving. And we’re not talking about getting takeout every single day because we’re too lazy to cook. We mean, listening to our bodies, and answering to our inner most cravings. The number one place to start when taking steps to living a healthier life, always begins with water. Make sure you’re getting enough by making it taste as refreshing as possible by using water bottles with filters! ÖKO H20 filtration products line-up that will suit your various activity and lifestyle needs.
Diet & Exercise
Diet and Exercise go hand in hand. It’s like peanut butter & jelly or a hammer and a nail. You can’t really have one without the other. To live your healthiest life, it’s important to pair the two so you’re reaping all of the benefits like a strong heart, a healthy metabolism, and a clear mind. Some healthy tips: Try including vegetables in each meal, include leafy greens as a staple in your diet, take regular walks throughout the day (drinking clean water is a great way to practice this. For example, frequent washroom trips), find a workout program/place that works best for you, etc. Obviously, there’s a TON of benefits that are associated with eating well and keeping active, so we encourage you to keep researching to remind yourself why it’s so important.
Turning off Technology at Night
We know, we know. This is difficult. However, it’s SUPER good for you! Turning off the tech at least an hour before bed has many benefits. Try changing up your nightly routine by embracing tech-free habits which help you get a better sleep. Experts say that by engaging in technology related activities before bed, you are supressing melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep/wake cycle. Basically, this means that you’ll have a harder time falling and staying asleep. Also, by reading articles and browsing social media before bed, you’re tricking your brain into thinking it’s not tired, and therefore you’ll be more likely to stay awake when you’re body wants to rest. And while we’re on the topic of sleep, shutting those eyes at night is an incredible way to improve your overall health. Which leads us to our next point…
Getting Enough Sleep
Remember when you were a child and sleep felt like the worst thing in the world? As adults, we love it, yet we can never seem to get enough of it. Getting a proper amount of sleep in the evenings has a substantial amount of benefits which will contribute to a healthier life. By taking in enough Z’s, professionals say that you may improve your memory, feel more creative, develop a stronger stamina, pay closer attention, reduce stress and the risk of depression, and you’ll even have a better chance at maintaining a healthy weight. Sweet dreams!
These are just a few (but important!) tips to living an overall, healthier lifestyle. However, there are plenty of ways to wake up each and every morning excited to take on the day ahead and we encourage you to make a list so you do what is best for you! By drinking from a filtered water bottle, embracing an active life filled with nutritious ingredients, saying goodnight to technology and goodnight in general, our hope for you is that you’ll begin to see some big and positive changes in your life. Here’s to a healthier you!