Hacks for a healthier, better life
If your pursuit in life is to live better and healthy — not for a small period of time but for longer — these tricks will take you a long way. Here’s how you can kickstart your lifestyle change in small ways.
WAKE UP EVERY DAY AT THE SAME TIME
People tend to sleep longer on weekends after a hard week in office. Waking up late on Saturdays and Sundays is linked to stress, fatigue, sluggishness, and anxiety. So try and wake up on the same time each day.
USE CINNAMON IN TEA AND COFFEE
Do away with Demerara and other types of sugars and try cinnamon instead in your tea or coffee. It helps in lowering cholesterol levels and improves brain function. It is also a rich source of antioxidants and will help curb your sugar intake.
EAT SLOWLY AND EAT SMALL MEALS
While there’s no need to eat like we have been taught to eat as children (chew 32 times with every bite), eating slowly and in moderation is good for digestion. Eating in a hurry is bad for digestion. The brain takes about 20 minutes to register that the body is no longer hungry. Also, avoid eating in front of TV because you never realise how much you’ve eaten. Ditch three big meals and go for 4-5 small ones.
SHOWER BEFORE HITTING THE SACK
A warm shower before going to bed will help you sleep well. It will not only relax your muscles but also dilate your blood vessels and remove toxins from your skin.
GO THE AYURVEDA WAY
Begin your day with a glass of warm water and lemon juice. It will do wonders for your kidneys and liver, remove toxins and cleanse your palate.
American psychologist Martin Seligman suggests that Every night, write down three good things that happened to you that day. Doing so on a daily basis will help you stay positive, even if you experienced anything negative during the course of the day.