Staying Healthy Throughout the Average Day

The fact that we need to stay healthy as much as possible is no surprise to anyone. But it is often surprisingly difficult to actually make sure that it happens, that we take all the necessary steps needed to stay as healthy as possible. Part of the problem is our modern culture. In many ways, our daily lives are set up in such a way that it can feel like a revolutionary act just to stay basically healthy. It can be a monstrous effort for many people to actively take the right steps towards a better, healthier life. As this article shows, though, it can be done. We will look together at an average day step by step, and see what you can do to ensure that you look after yourself as well as possible.

Sleep is an important factory in good health.

Try to improve the amount and quality of your sleep. Photo via Pexels, CC0 License.

Sleep

We all know how important sleep is, and yet it is something which can be so difficult to get enough of. There are many factors that commonly contribute to a lack of sleep or poor quality sleep. If you have trouble with sleep, it might be worth looking through what those factors are and seeing if you can do anything about them. One of the most common culprits is caffeine.

Many people are more or less addicted to caffeine; it is a huge part of our working culture and for a lot of people, their morning coffee is not up for sacrifice. That’s fine, but you can at least limit your caffeine intake as much as possible if you want to sleep a little better at night. If you are serious about this, think about limiting your caffeine to no more than two cups a day, and never after midday. If you need to remain perky, consider a natural supplement like B12, the body’s own nutrient for providing you energy.

It’s not just caffeine that you need to look out for. Increasingly, screen usage is contributing to poor sleep and lack of sleep. The light from screens inhibits the production of melanin, a chemical which your body clock uses to determine when it is time to sleep. So reducing your screen use, particularly in the evening, will help you sleep massively.

If you are still struggling to nod off, you might want to check on whether or not you are getting enough exercise. A little light exercise in the evening if often a great way to help you get to sleep at night. If you are getting enough sleep, many other aspects of your health and your life will also improve, so this is a hugely important part of your day, and something you should absolutely prioritize. Continue reading

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