The best time to start living healthy is today.
After a long and challenging year, people around the globe are thankful that 2020 is over. Every New Year, health always becomes a priority for most. But with the rise of the coronavirus pandemic, building a robust immune system has become more critical than ever.
Luckily, improving your health and overall quality of life doesn’t need to involve an entire life overhaul. You can do wonders for your body by following the tips we’ve laid out in this guide. Check out the information below.
Boosting cardiovascular health, improving muscular strength, and fighting disease — these are some of the many benefits regular exercise can bring into your life. What’s more, exercise can also play a role in positively affecting your mental health.
Taking active steps to take care of your mental wellbeing has been critical — especially during the stressful year of 2020. So, try to squeeze in as much exercise as you reasonably can.
Here are a few ways you can spend a few minutes each day exercising:
- Take a couple of 30-minute walks each week during your lunch break or at another time slot.
- Spend 30 minutes strength training at home with a kettlebell or dumbbells.
- Squeeze in two 15-minute jump rope sessions each day: one in the morning and one in the evening.
- Do squats at your desk for ten minutes three times a day.
If your employer is making you work from home, you may have noticed that your body has been aching more; you’ll most likely feel sore in your back due to all the sitting you may have been doing all day. Luckily, moderate and consistent exercise can do wonders to relieve any pain and aching you’ve been experiencing recently.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep is one of the easiest things you can do to live a healthier life this year. It may be tempting to stay up late each night to binge the latest Netflix series. But it would be best if you aim for seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
People who get less than seven hours of sleep increase their risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease — regardless of weight, age, smoking, and exercise habits.
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