06 Feb 5 Ways Of Improving Your Wellbeing And Happiness
There is a link between being happy and living longer and so, even the small changes can really make a difference.
These top tips will help you to remain happy and feel better at the same time.
Make new friends
Studies have found that those people who increase their social circles have a better quality of life while those who don’t actually see a decline in their quality of life.
This could be something as simple as joining a coffee morning once a week or joining a new class.
Naturally, we are social beings and that is why it makes us feel good when we meet new people.
Try not to fall ill
This is a difficult one because the majority of illnesses cannot be avoided but there are some conditions that we can avoid by making the right choices.
Therefore, taking more exercise and getting your heart rate up for 30 minutes, three times a week can help to reduce blood pressure and high cholesterol while resistance training can reduce the chance of developing type-2 diabetes.
Improve the power of the brain
Regular exercise can in fact, help to improve thinking and memory skills.
To achieve this, take part in regular exercise and get your heart rate up for 30 minutes for up to five times per week.
This could involve exercise such as swimming, cycling, rowing or even a brisk walk giving you plenty of options, all of which will help your brain to function better.
Get medical problems checked out
For some reason, many of us choose to let medical problems fester and become serious problems.
Our bodies are extremely complex and so, things can go wrong.
If you spot something unusual with your body then you need to head to your GP, optician or physiotherapist to get a check-up.
Even if you believe that everything is as it should be, it is still worth having a check-up so they can give you the all clear.
This will give you peace of mind and make you feel better about yourself.
A simple health MOT with a health professional will involve them checking your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, blood sugar as well as a few other important statistics.
Following the check, you will have a clear idea about how your body is performing, if you have any problems and what you can do to put things right.
Relax and take it easy
Remaining mentally active and physically active will offer a wide range of health benefits.
However, socialising, exercising and being at your best will require a certain amount of energy and so it is vital that you get the balance right.
This means that you have to give yourself time to take it easy and unwind.
So, you could consider unwinding by having some time to yourself in the Jacuzzi or sauna or even find a quiet spot to read a book and be at one with yourself.
This will enable you to find the right balance of staying healthy through exercising and finding time for yourself.