The Small Changes That Make a Big Difference to Your Wellbeing

It doesn’t take huge changes to make a huge difference to your general wellbeing. A few simple changes to your lifestyle might be all you need to make.

Try Meditation

Meditation is not as complicated as you probably think. Most people see meditation as being some kind of complex process that requires training and guidance. But that’s simply not true. Anyone can meditate no matter who they are or how much they know about meditation. Simply put, meditation is about clearing thoughts from your mind and focusing on your breathing to help you relax. You can follow a simple online tutorial if you’re still unsure.

Laugh More

Life doesn’t have to be serious all the time; sometimes you just have to laugh in the face of adversity. Most of us don’t laugh nearly enough though. Laughing each and every day can make you feel better about yourself and more positive about life. Even doctors say that laughing can keep you in good health. It releases endorphins that make you feel better, so get laughing because even science backs my point up!

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Ditch the Fat & Salt

Most of us are probably guilty of eating too much bad food. Fatty and salty food is a big problem if you’re trying to stay in shape. Fatty food, as you’d expect, makes you fat! This is not good as you get older. But salt is perhaps even more dangerous. The major problem with salt is the fact that it pushes up your blood pressure, known as the silent killer. High blood pressure leads to heart attacks and strokes with very little warning.

Get the Right Prescription Glasses

If your eyesight isn’t what it used to be (and that happens to all of us as we age), you could be damaging them even more by not having the right glasses. If you already have glasses but haven’t had your eyes checked in a while, you may have the wrong prescription. This then leads to headaches and frustration when you can’t read things, so don’t get stuck in this trap.You can buy all kinds of glasses, from rimless glasses to thick-rimmed ones, if you shop around online.

Live in the Present

When life is stressful and complicated, we tend to spend most of our time thinking about what we need to do tomorrow or next week. But life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, or so the cliche goes. I think it’s true though. If you’re spending most of your time planning and worrying about other things, you’re not living in the moment. Don’t focus too much on the future or your past mistakes, focus on what you’re doing right here and right now!

Find a Hobby You’re Passionate About

Doing what makes you happy is the best way to live a positive life and improve your wellbeing. If you don’t have a hobby, you should definitely think about finding one. It should be something you love and are passionate about. Life is tedious and depressing if you don’t have something you’re passionate about. Try new things, even things you wouldn’t normally consider. If you do that, it won’t be long before you come across something you love.

9 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for 2012

Try looking at yourself on the mirror, imagine yourself 10 or 20 years from now. Will you still be in good shape and condition or will you be suffering from an ailment?  As the year 2011 ends a new year 2012 is about to come, the time to make changes, dump the old unhealthy habits and change for a healthier lifestyle.  Self-motivation is the key to make the change happen.  Create new healthy habits for you and your family.

Here are tips on how to get started living a Healthy Lifestyle for the year 2012 and onwards.

  1. Eat healthy foods, stay away from junk foods and as much as possible enjoy cooking and eating healthy meals, it is best to cook your own food rather than always dining in restaurants or food chains.
  2. Substitute your children’s favorite chips to fruits.
  3. Consider going to the gym, or do home routine exercises.  Make sure to ask your doctor’s advice on the best exercise that will fit you.
  4. Count your salt intake, as high level intake of salt can push up your blood pressure.  
  5. Exert effort on eating a balanced diet as much as possible. Try monitoring your weight on your bathroom scale.
  6. De-stress, frown less and make a good laugh often, opt to think of the positive bright side.
  7. Take vitamins and supplements that will help boost your health.
  8. Encourage the whole family to live in a healthy lifestyle, supporting each other and participation will give a successful result.
  9. Go for an annual general check up to monitor not only your health but the family as well.
Live happy, enjoy life, and be healthy.  For a “Bonus Tip: Get a business health insurance policy in case you need any unexpected trips to the hospital or doctor.”