Ever since we were hit by the pandemic, two years ago, our lifestyle has changed drastically. We began working from the comfort of our homes but what we missed to foresee were the impacts of it on our health. The lifestyle which was already sedentary for most of us, now became even more confined. Lack of exercise, untimely sleeping patterns, over-eating, rising screen time are just a few of the flaws of the work from home culture. The unhealthy lifestyle gets us closer to the risk of many chronic problems like hypertension, heart ailments, diabetes etc.
For maintaining a healthy lifestyle, let's introduce some healthy habits for your complete well-being.
1. Eat Healthy Meals
This may sound mundane and repetitive but eating healthy balanced meals can lead to a better lifestyle. Even though you are working from home with no definite schedule, make sure to time your meals and not to skip any meal. Eating a protein rich and fibrous diet will help you keep active throughout the day. Reduce the intake of sugar, fats and salt. Include more fruits and vegetables in your diet.
2. Exercise Regularly
Aerobics, zumba or other cardio exercises is the best way to keep your physical and mental health in track. Working on the belly fat which is a product of the sedentary lifestyle will ensure a better metabolic lifestyle.
3. Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is often overlooked. But it is important to know that staying hydrated ensures the optimal functioning of the body along with giving you a supple smooth skin. Drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated which also keeps the blood volume in check.
4. Avoid Unhealthy Habits
Alcoholism, smoking or drug abuse often have a negative impact on the physical and mental health of the person. So, if you are habituated to any of these, try cutting them off gradually. This will not only lead to a better lifestyle but also avoid risk of chronic diseases.
Stress is a major cause leading to chronic ailments. Stress affects the body's blood sugar levels, food choices, body weight, susceptibility to illness etc. For mental wellbeing, it is advisable to meditate regularly. Dedicating even a few minutes a day for meditation will work wonders for your mental health.
6. Reduce Screen Time
With the work from habit lifestyle, the screen time has reached its peak. We are always hooked to either our phones or laptops. But besides the usage for work, we can curtail the screen time. Opt for some hobbies like reading, painting or gardening instead of binging on some sitcoms. It will not just reduce the screen time but give you enough time to explore your likings.
7. Get Enough Sleep
We cannot emphasize on the importance of a quality sleep. All of us have been sleeping at odd hours and have taken the sleep cycle for granted. Poor sleeping patterns can disrupt appetite, reduce physical performance and can give mental fatigue. To avoid this, have an 8-hour sleep daily.
This is an exhaustive list of some habits which you can introduce in your daily life for a healthy lifestyle. Besides this you can also consult your doctor and incorporate vitamin and protein supplements in your diet.