Written By Ciara Perkins / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Your day-to-day choices can influence your health. This explains why stress can lead to life-threatening illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
Sure, habits can be challenging to break, but that does not mean that you cannot do anything about them. The same thing is true if that habit is hurting your well-being.
That said, we have listed eight habits that you should start following to have a cleaner lifestyle:
When it comes to choosing what to eat, choose foods and products that are the least processed - or even additive-free - as much as possible.
If you want to eat clean, choose to eat more whole foods and consume more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, healthy fats, and lean proteins. Try to limit eating sweets or other processed foods.
Additionally, here are some tips on how to eat clean:
- Avoid eating fast food.
- Limit your intake of preservatives and additives.
- Stay away from food that has added sugars.
- Replace foods with high levels of saturated and trans fats with something monounsaturated (i.e., olive oil)
- Choose refined grains over processed sugars.
You probably heard this a million times, but to stay hydrated, you must drink plenty of water. Water is the most effective fluid that helps maximize our physical appearance and flush out those toxins. Apart from that, it helps get rid of headaches, wrinkles, muscle cramps and even relieves fatigue.
If drinking plain water bores you, consider infusing it with fruits and herbs. Some great examples would be cucumbers and lemons. They not only make your water extra refreshing, but they also add taste to it.
Bringing in some sweat is one of the best ways to detoxify your entire body. When you detoxify, your body will release several toxins such as heavy metals, environmental chemicals, and so on.
If you're not the type of person who likes to go to the gym, don't worry. There are still several exercises that don't need weights or treadmills and can even flush out those toxins from your body:
- Aerobic exercise: Activities like dancing, bike riding, and swimming are considered an aerobic workout. All you have to do is start moving.
- Yoga and Pilates: Both of these focus on flexibility and toning. They also help with your breathing and practicing mindfulness.
- Rebounding: This is also known as bouncing on a mini-trampoline. Not only does this encourage the release of toxins in your body, but it is also a whole lot of fun! So, why not try it out for at least 20 minutes, two or three times a week?
Take a Digital Detox
Getting a lot of screen time from our gadgets and television can cause havoc in our brains, eye-sight, vitality, and even sleeping patterns. Make sure that you get enough time to "unplug" or do a digital detox at least an hour before you hit the sack for better sleep.
In the same way, you should also balance your screen time with more nourishing activities. Some examples would be walking in the park, reading, doing creative projects, or spending quality time with friends and family.
Sometimes, all you need is just 10 minutes of daily meditation and this can result in creating and strengthening stronger neurological paths. Practicing mindfulness helps clear out one's mind. It also sharpens your focus and intuition as well as reduces anxiety and depression.
Switch to Green Cleaners
If you're on your way to a cleaner living lifestyle, then now is the perfect time to keep your house chemical-free. The cleaning experts at Maid Sailors Hoboken Cleaning Service advise to get rid of those harmful and toxic chemicals and switch instead to green or DIY household cleaners with essential oils.
These alternatives are far healthier for yourself and your loved ones.
Cut Down on Single-use Plastics
Cut down the usage of single-use plastics. If you head to the supermarket, carry reusable bags instead. Instead of single-use wipes, why not switch to cloth wipes, which can be easily reused and washed? Remember that there are a lot of alternatives out there. All you need to do is find them.
Shop for Non-toxic Products
Maybe you're already accustomed to purchasing certain products, but the odds are high that they are chemical-laden. Hence, consider switching to natural and non-toxic products. Doing so not only reduces the number of toxins you ingest, but you are also supporting small businesses and livelihood.
And more often than not, such brands advocate zero-waste living. So, you are also doing your part in saving the environment.
Sure, natural products can be expensive but think of all the good deeds you will be doing in exchange. As mentioned earlier, habits can be challenging to break, but you have to do it, especially if it is hurting your well-being. And one way to do that is by replacing bad habits with the ones listed above. That way, you can lead a clean lifestyle.
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Ciara Perkins is a content marketing specialist with more than three years of copywriting experience. She has worked in diverse industries ranging from marketing to finance, lifestyle, and more. Connect with Ciara on Twitter.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.