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Iceni Magazine | December 10, 2018

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How to Improve Your Health and Wellbeing for The Future

How to Improve Your Health and Wellbeing for The Future

Most people want to live long and healthy lives but with so much conflicting information out there it can be difficult to know whether to stay away from that second cup of coffee or drink coconut oil straight from the bottle.

Well, you definitely shouldn’t be drinking coconut oil from the bottle, instead, there are a few simple things everyone can do to improve their health and wellbeing for the future. Read our list below and see if there are any changes you can start making today.

Work on Your Mobility

Sitting at a desk all day and maybe taking a long-ish weekend walk is what most of our routines look like. Some of us may go for a jog or even enjoy a game of tennis. But barely anyone pays attention to proper stretching and mobility, taking our full range of motion for granted. Maintaining mobility may not sound sexy but it’s essential for a healthy and functioning body. Incorporate some stretches into your daily routine, static and dynamic, and make them a habit for long-term wellbeing.

Drink More Water

We all know we should drink more water but very few of us do. Let’s recap why it’s so good for us: it keeps us fuller for longer, it makes our skin look better and it generally improves your body’s functions since water is needed by every cell. Stop fighting this advice and just drink more water – invest in a nice-looking reusable bottle for extra motivation.

Improve Your Diet

A healthy diet should be part of a lifestyle and not a short-term activity to take up before a holiday or a big social event. The best advice here isn’t to start having spinach with every meal (although that’s not bad advice) but to get out of a starve/feast mentality. The starve/feast mentality is all about seeing your diet through periods of deprivation (sad salads and watery soups) in anticipation of a feast – a blowout brunch, Friday night takeaway, or just a sleeve of biscuits.

Instead try to see your diet as the continuum that it is; an indulgent brunch doesn’t mean you’ve ‘fallen off the wagon’ so you may as well have a burger for lunch followed by pizza for dinner. It’s just one meal out of a possible few that you will have that day, and so on. Making a mental shift to this way of thinking will help you to find real balance and create a long-term, healthy outlook on food.

Quit Smoking

Smoking is one of the most harmful things anyone can do to their body, and it’s never too late to quit. Quitting is an undoubtedly difficult process but one that’s more than worth it in the end. Going cold turkey can work for some whilst others will prefer to use a vape to help. Vaping technology has improved a lot in the last few years with brands like JUUL creating discreet products to help smokers quit; explore the range of JUUL accessories to see if this is a good option for you. Once you quite you’ll start to notice small improvements to your health, like better breathing, which should show you just how much you have to gain by finally kicking smoking for good.

Improving and maintaining your health shouldn’t be expensive or complicated. Start making small changes today and remember to always speak to your GP about any serious health concerns you may have.


 

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