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Some good healthy tips to change your lifestyle

Updated: Sep 29, 2022


1. Caffeine

Coffee, tea, colas, chocolate, etc. have caffeine in them. If you drink coffee frequently, you may not even realize how much caffeine you consume daily. Many people don’t realize just how much caffeine they are consuming on a daily basis until they quit coffee cold turkey. Try drinking green tea instead of coffee for a few weeks and then cut out caffeine completely. You will soon notice what effect caffeine has on you.

2. Sugar

Sugar has a strong craving power and causes you to want things you really shouldn't have. When you eat sugar, your body tends to crave it again and again. So, if you want to stop eating sugar, you need to make changes to your diet first. Sugar cravings are often caused by low blood-sugar levels, so adding some natural sweeteners to your food (like Stevia) will help keep your blood sugar level balanced throughout the day.

3. Salt

Salt affects your taste buds, causing you to crave foods that are salty, like chips! Eating salt contributes to high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. If you think about it, we all love salty foods. But eating too much of them will only cause you problems later in life. Try cutting back on some of your favorite foods, and substitute healthier options, like fresh fruits and vegetables.

4. Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant and lowers your inhibitions, making you prone to doing dangerous things. If you drink alcohol to excess, your body actually craves it again after you've had enough. This makes quitting hard! Instead, try having a cocktail with friends or family once in a while. There's nothing wrong with a little socialization now and then.

5. Exercise

Exercise is great way to reduce muscle tension and release endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals produced naturally in the brain that give us a feeling of happiness and well being. But, we have to exercise regularly to maintain our mental state, otherwise, they will wear off. Also, exercising releases serotonin, dopamine, and adrenaline. These three chemicals increase alertness and mood while reducing anxiety. So, if you're looking to get rid of the blues, consider joining a fitness class at a community center near you.

6. Meditation

Meditation helps lower stress and relaxes the mind. It gives your brain time to function without the influence of outside stimuli. Research shows that meditation reduces stress hormones and increases feelings of calmness and relaxation. And, it's not too difficult either. Join a local meditation group, listen to relaxing music, or find a quiet place to sit alone. If you do any of these things every day, you'll be amazed at how much better you feel.

7. Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is necessary for the functioning of red blood cells, which carry oxygen around your body. A deficiency of B12 can lead to fatigue, numbness, tingling sensations, vertigo, headache, nausea, constipation, short-term memory loss, vision issues, mood swings, depression, and irritability. Vitamin supplements provide adequate amounts of B12.

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