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Thinking of your wellbeing on a long-term basis requires a healthy daily routine. It’s not enough to go to the gym for a week, take a 2-month break, and head back in. It’s not enough to eat a piece of fruit and reward yourself with a takeaway. Obviously, you’re allowed treats such as rest days and junk food from time to time, but the key to healthiness is balance. If you want to keep your body and your mind consistently healthy, then you need a consistent lifestyle with the right habits. So, let’s talk about how you could maintain a balanced lifestyle on a long-term basis.
Keep your body moving throughout the day
If you want to maintain a balanced lifestyle on a long-term basis, then you need to exercise regularly. Of course, the idea of exercise is exhausting in itself to many people because it’s often viewed as a chore. However, very few people like 5-hour gym sessions, so you’re not alone if you felt deterred from exercising after a tiring workout. Instead of pushing yourself to do a lot of exercise in a short space of time, you should try to do a little bit of exercise throughout the day. This is how you’ll be able to exercise in a way that you can maintain on a long-term basis, as has been discussed on this blog before.
That way, you’ll keep your body moving and improve both your physical and mental health, but you won’t have to exhaust yourself. Go for a stroll during your lunch break (as suggested at ahealthiermichigan.org), run on the treadmill for 10 minutes rather than 30, go on a relaxing bike ride with your family, and do some push-ups when you get in from work. If you do small physical activities throughout your day, you’ll achieve just as much as you would if you did a big physical activity in one block of time. This will change your relationship with exercise and make you more likely to maintain good workout habits in the future.
Reduce unhealthy habits in your life
If you want to maintain a balanced lifestyle on a long-term basis, you should also reduce unhealthy habits in your life. Adding healthy habits to your daily routine will, obviously, improve your physical and mental wellbeing. However, as mentioned in the introduction, your lifestyle will still be unbalanced if you engage in unhealthy behaviour. So, if you drink the occasional glass of wine, then that’s an allowable treat. But if you consume alcohol excessively, then it might be time to cut back or stop your alcohol intake altogether. You might also want to check out vape-hedz.co.uk for vaping supplies if you want to switch from cigarettes to something else. This could help to cut down your smoking.
Make sure you rest properly
You should also make sure you rest properly if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle on a long-term basis, as explained at nhs.uk. You might be a very busy person who makes little time for sleep, but you’d actually get more done if you slept properly. A sufficient amount of rest is necessary for your mental wellbeing; it can help to keep stress and anxiety at bay, whilst also helping you to concentrate. So, it could really help with your emotional state and your daily productivity to give yourself more time to sleep. Once you start being disciplined with yourself, your new sleeping pattern will stick, and you’ll be able to maintain it.
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I'm Louise, a 28 year old blogger living in York. I'm a freelance blogger and Teaching Assistant. This is my corner of the internet, in which I cover topics such as mental health, travel, fashion, lifestyle and so much more!
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