Sometimes we reach that point where we’ve become over-worked, stressed out and in need of a boost in our lives. We need to find a way of re-energising ourselves, but it can be difficult to make any major changes to our routine given the hectic pace of everyday life. With this in mind, below are just a few small changes you can make to your lifestyle that should help put you back in a healthy mind-set.
- Find time for fitness
If you can find the time to fit in an extra hour for a session at the gym or a Sunday morning swim, this is of course going to have a positive impact on your health. If your time is precious though, fitness doesn’t have to mean a lengthy and strenuous activity. Even a half hour spent doing something active will have a huge impact on your mind, as well as your body.
Take a walk before work, or go for an evening stroll with your partner or pet companion. Not only will it help you to work through any stress that’s come from your day, but it will tire you out, helping you to relax in the evening and ultimately get a much better night’s sleep.
- Give your car an upgrade
If you spend a lot of time in a car that’s seen better days, it can have a huge effect on your life. According to a recent study, the number of commuters who spend more than two hours per day travelling to and from work has jumped by 72% over the past decade to more than 3 million, according to research by the TUC. Given the amount of time spent in your car, it makes sense to create a more inviting interior for it.
This could be something simple such as adding air fresheners, cleaning it regularly and adding seat covers, but it could be as extreme as changing car, if your current one is affecting your health from poor build quality. Luckily, there are thousands of high-quality used cars on the market, so you can take your pick of what will suit all your needs.
- Add superfoods to your diet
It’s been said a thousand times by experts that the foods we eat can have a massive impact on our mood and mental state, just as much as our health. Berries are some of the easiest superfoods to fit into your diet, as you can swap them for snacks between meals, stopping you reaching for the chocolate. While raspberries are the best for fiber, blueberries are rich in anthocyanins which aid memory.
If you’re not a big sweet lover, how about broccoli and it’s plentiful supply of vitamins C, A and K? Or why not add more beans to your diet, packed with iron which helps move oxygen around the body.
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