It’s that time of year again where many people decide that they are going to improve themselves. I’m not one for new year resolutions but even I decide to make small health swaps and on 27th Dec 2019 fully embraced the vegan eating lifestyle. Twenty days in and I feel great. Some people don’t actually know what they would like to improve to start with and may need some help discovering the healthy changes they can make in their lives. If you are one of these people, then there are some tips below. These are a good start and might well send you in the right direction when it comes to your health and well-being.
Small Health Swaps: Give Up Smoking
We all know that smoking is bad for us, that’s not news. Quitting is hard but these days there is an alternative. Public Health England and many health and cancer-related charities support vaping as a valid alternative to smoking. Perhaps it’s worth looking at buyv2cigs for the best e-liquids, and choose an e-cigarette instead. Many people have reported feeling much healthier, with more relaxed breathing, and improved overall well-being, after the changeover. Of course, ideally cutting out all nicotine and bad habits would be ideal. Still, life isn’t always that simple, so taking on some healthier alternatives and making small health swaps is a great idea.
Small Health Swaps: Nutrition
Eating take away five out of seven nights a week is going to cause some health problems, we know this. No doubt eating too many takeaways is and not enough vegetables are a cause of disease, obesity, and other health issues that we would really rather not have. Increasing the number of nutritious meals in your day-to-day diet and ensuring that you have made an effort in the kitchen with your nutrition, is a step in the right direction. We have all of the tools and information right at our fingertips to provide ourselves and our families with nutritious meals, it just takes a little bit of effort. So cutting down one or two box sets a week, and spending a bit more time in the kitchen is likely to improve your health significantly. You are what you eat as they say.
Exercise is So Important
Without a doubt, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to increase your exercise levels. Adding a short routine into your life can significantly improve your health not only physically, but mentally too. And even though it isn’t the easiest thing to implement, especially if you don’t have an exercise you enjoy already, it’s something that many people have attributed to a change in their life. This is a significant lifestyle change, but one that you will be glad you took. Take the plunge and don’t hold back. You don’t have to push yourself too hard to start with, but you can have some great results quickly with a little effort.
I made small health swaps last year which ended up with me going to the gym 2-3 times a week. Me, at the gym. It sounded ridiculous to me but I love it! I’m injured at the moment so not at the gym but missing it. You really can feel the difference when you start to exercise.
Small health swaps can make a big impact on your short and long term health. What could you swap out?