We all struggle with something to do with our health, whether it’s ensuring you’re on the best health plan, to skipping a few too many days at the gym. We’re coming into the winter months now, meaning that often our health gets pushed to the side until the last few weeks of winter when we desperately decide we want that hot summer body. Be smarter this winter and keep these tips handy for keeping your health in shape and feeling better than ever.
1. Take Time to Meditate
Meditation is rising in popularity, with many people realising the amazing benefits to taking some time each day to focus on your thoughts and to recharge your mind. You can start meditation with as little as five minutes a day, and building up to longer time frames as you feel the benefits flow into other avenues of your life. Some people find that a guided meditation, as such done by an app or a MP3 can help them get used to things. Whether you go freestyle, or need a little assistance, incorporating meditation into your daily life has so many benefits.
2. Check Your Health Coverage
Many countries around the world have different policies on health care. Some are state covered, some are not and it totally depends on where you’re from. As catering to all countries would be a bit much for a short blog post, I’m going to focus on the lovely folk in the UK as that’s where a large majority of my readership are from. For example, in the UK, there is the NHS health system, but when you’re in other parts of Europe you’re elegible for a special card, which is the EHIC card. It allows you to receive low cost health coverage in a number of European countries. This card is absolutely essential if you’re planning to travel or live in other European countries.
3. Get Moving
Exercise is good for the body – there’s no question about it. I personally find I feel much better with myself when I’m exercising at least 3-4 times a week. Brisk walks around town, going to the gym, jumping on my bicycle or enjoying a yoga class are some of my favourite ways to get more active. It can be hard transitioning from a more inactive life to a more active one, so I suggest you make small, consistent changes.
Detoxing is a great way to give your organs a bit of a rest. Whether you choose to do a detox in the form of a juice fast, a water fast, or simply incorporating more detoxing foods, is up to you. Some really great foods for detoxing are things like green tea, any berries as they’re super high in antioxidants, leafy greens, broccoli and generally more alkaline foods. Many people choose to do fixed term detoxes, such as detoxing from social media, or from junk food, for a set length of time, such as a week. This is a great way to keep your health in shape.
Keep your health in check and all avenues of your life will benefit!