The Biggest Ways Your Lifestyle Can Affect Your Health

The way we choose to live our lives has a huge effect on our overall health. That all makes sense, of course! But do you know just how big an impact your lifestyle can have on the way you feel? It’s a point that’s often underestimated and it’s the one we plan to focus on a little more with this post. 

Indeed, when it comes to feeling good in yourself, both mind and body, you sometimes have to tweak what you get up to day by day. Your lifestyle can be doing a number on your health without you even realizing; here are some of the biggest ways these effects can occur. 

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Not Moving Vigorously Enough

If you’re not taking up more vigorous exercise once a week, it can be hard to maintain a good health balance. Gentle exercise is also much needed throughout the week, but it’s also a lot easier to keep up with! You’re going to be walking, jogging, standing up, and even dancing around all throughout the day. But heavier, cardio focused exercise needs to bridge the gap, for the good of your bones and muscles most of all. Staying strong, supple, and flexible helps you to feel a lot more stable as you age! 

Not Eating Well

If you don’t eat well consistently throughout the week, so many areas of your health can begin to deteriorate. It’s not just your weight you have to worry about; your heart, your brain, and all other organs can suffer without a good portion from each food group. Indeed, your diet and hearing health are even closely related, and too much of one nutrient and not enough of the others can impact your ears as well as all other senses. Junk food is fine from time to time, but you need veggies there to back it up! 

Not Getting Enough Sleep

Most adults need between 7 and 8 hours of sleep per day, and for kids/teens it’s around 9 to 10 hours. Are you getting anywhere near enough? Losing out on sleep is the most common issue we deal with, but it’s also the one people dismiss most often too. But sleep deprivation is bad for both brain and body! This is the time in which you heal at a deep level, and not enough sleep can cause mental health issues, heart issues, stress, and much less immune system activity. 

Not Unwinding at the End of the Day

If you’re always coming straight in from work and going onto another responsibility, and then immediately hitting the hay after that, it could also be bad for your health. Not unwinding or letting your mind rest after long days can reduce the quality of the sleep you get, which feeds into the deprivation issue above as well. Kick your feet up!

Your lifestyle has a huge impact on how your health turns out. Get moving, sleep more often, and make sure you let your mind rest! 

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