As you browse through the web for advice on being healthy, you may notice that all the advice is very similar. Eat organic, get a personal trainer, drink less alcohol and take lots of supplements.
Much of this advice is very vague and catered towards those with lots of time and money. What if you are just a regular person on a regular income and with not much time in their busy schedule?
Here are some unconventional but specific health tips just for you.
Quit the Gym
The gym for most people is a business that takes £30 a month from their bank account and every time they attend they feel inadequate with everyone staring at them uncomfortably for an hour.
Not only is it expensive and unwelcoming, but you also have to drive there, you have no clue what you’re actually doing, you have to buy all the “acceptable” gym clothes and trainers too. Basically, it’s a money-draining anxiety-inducing pain in the bum.
This year, ditch the gym membership, create a workout space at home that you can fit a yoga mat in and something to play music on. Next, join a HIIT program and start working out at home.
HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) is perfect for those short on time and money. All you need is 20-30 minutes for a few times a week to get in some serious shape after just a couple of months. It’s personal, it’s comfortable, it costs less than the gym and you’ll get better results.
Go Vegan (or Almost Vegan)
Research has shown time and time again that those eating a mostly plant-based or vegan diet are some of the healthiest people in the world. Humans aren’t designed to eat three portions of heavy meat per day plus eggs and dairy on top. Yes, plants are some of the reasons for heartburn but meat and dairy can cause anything from constipation to heart disease!
We are built to eat a mostly (85-90%) plant-based diet with a little bit of meat and dairy throughout the week. This isn’t some trend or “fad” diet, it’s food choices based on scientific research over the last 50 years and is supported by thousands of medical and dietetic professionals all over the world. Not many other diets can say that.
Work On Your Mind
Many people believe the epitome of health is a rockhard core and great looking arms. Whilst your body is a great indicator of health it isn’t the complete picture and dangerous to think it is. Your mind is equally important and you should be constantly working on it for a healthier and happier life.
Meditation and reading are two easy ways to work out your mind. Both activities have been proven to reduce stress, reduce anxiety, avoid depression, boost memory, and increase your capacity for positive thinking and personal growth.
Happiness is not pot luck or fate, it is a constant project that requires time and hard work from an individual in order to achieve it.