hello everyone :D i was originally planning on doing a photodumb today, but my internet decided to be stupid so yayyyyyyyyy for improv 👏👏👏👏
i would consider myself a pretty healthy person, excluding the times i decide to be extremely unhealthy and eat crap, but that’s not important…
anyways, i thought i’d post about some health tips today that i either personally use or attempt to the majority of the time ;) i hope you guys enjoy.
this fits in the the category of “tips i attempt to use the majority of the time,” but i cannot stress it enough.
considering the majority of your body consists of water, it’s extremely important to continue drinking water throughout your day, every day. especially if you work out on a regular basis or play a sport.
for me, this one is difficult cause i hate having to pee every two minutes, but i’ve heard that gets better over time. unfortunately i wouldn’t know that yet. i hope to soon enough though.
this tip is #1 on my list, because if it isn’t the most important step to getting/staying healthy, it’s pretty close.
whether you participate in a sport or not, staying active isn’t as difficult as you may imagine it to be. depending on how your body handles exercise and healthy actions, the level of activity needed to stay healthy may vary, but not much is usually needed to stay in good shape and health.
getting in good shape takes a lot work and motivation, but keeping your body healthy by keeping active is a simpler task. i suggest stretching every morning when you wake up, and maybe doing a couple exercises.
keeping active can also include simple things like going on walks or bike rides, running on a treadmill, or even just deciding to go outside to play and do activities rather than choose to stay inside on youtube or netflix ;) (i struggle with this myself).
when your focus is becoming healthier, making wise decisions is extremely important. this can be in how much water you drink, how much exercise you get, or other things, but what i’m mainly getting at is eating healthy foods.
thank the lord, my mother decides to make super healthy meals for us the m a j o r i t y of the time (while somehow still making them taste fabulous), so i’ve never really had to watch what i eat.
sometimes it can be more difficult than you think to order a salad rather than fried chicken and a milkshake at a restaurant, but in the end, the decision will pay off.
some people find it necessary to count calories, others naturally eat extremely healthy foods, but in order to keep your body properly nourished, be wise in what you choose to consume.
i understand getting good sleep isn’t always possible for some people, but being well rested it very important to maintain good health.
things like going to bed earlier before a big test or job interview will not only improve your health, but also boost your energy and mood the next day due to the effects it has on your body.
one thing i find very important involves your phone or electronic devices. before you go to bed or when you can’t sleep, i 100% DO NOT advice being on an electronic device. staring at a screen before sleeping can reduce the hours of sleep you get, and also prevent you from falling asleep faster. if being on a device is necessary for, say, school work, look into turning on the bedtime screen, which turns off certain lights in your screen so it won’t effect your body/brain in the same ways.
along with this comes something even more important (i wasn’t aware of this at first, but i’m glad i am now). when you do put your device away for the night, either put it in another room while you sleep, or power it down completely. throughout the night when you’re “asleep,” when a notification goes off or the screen lights up, your brain recognizes the sound/light and actually wakes up for quite a while each time.
even though you may not physically be awake or aware or anything around you, your brain is technically not asleep, thus depriving you of needed rest.
well, that’s all i have. i use these tips as often as possibly (not as much of the first one, but i’m working on it). these ones are pretty common tips, but hopefully they were of use to you.
the past couple of days, i’ve had my lifeguard training :D thursday and friday, it was from 4:30 to 8:30 pm, but today and tomorrow, it’s from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, so i am currently in training :)) it’s been a lot of hard work, but i’ve also learned a lot, and i’m excited to work at my pool this year.
what things do you do to stay healthy? what plans do you have for the summer?
just a warning in advance, i will be in europe from may 13-31st, so during that time i will not be posting, but when i come back, hopefully i’ll have some great stories and pictures to share with you all :)
i hope you all have a fabulous saturday. stay healthy, kids ;)