Even though it’s June, it’s not too late to make some resolutions for this year. Summer has just started, and we still have three more seasons until the beginning of the next year. It’s still enough to change certain things about ourselves that we don’t like, isn’t it? One of everyone’s main goals this year is to be healthier, but somehow, many people find it difficult to achieve this. That is why we came up with a list of 5 health resolutions that will make your body and mind healthier, which will eventually not only help you learn in a better way, but have a healthy body in general as well. Take a look:
Edit your diet
One of the most important things for being and staying healthy is paying attention to the things we eat. Healthy stomach equals a healthy body. That is why your main resolution should be to cut down on all the junk food that you’ve been eating. It’s not only bad for our body but for our mind as well. RMIT neuroscientist Dr. Amy Reichlt states that junk food can get us high, it grabs our attention and thus we’re left with less concentration, which is definitely something we don’t want. Make sure to have home-cooked meals at least 4 times a week (for starters). Go to the farmer’s market and get yourself fresh fruit and vegetables, and use them to cook something tasty and healthy.
Staying active is also one of the key factors in being healthy. If you happen to have some spare time during the week, the best thing would be for you to get a gym membership and visit it a couple of times per week. However, if you suffer from a lack of free time, you can always exercise at home. Get yourself good fitness equipment, browse online to find some workout tutorials and get your blood pumping. Another thing you could do is go out and jog, trekk or play a group sport. Staying active will make you less stressed and more relaxed, which is crucial in the process of learning.
Our body is made of almost 70% of water, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have to drink water. On the contrary – each individual should drink circa 2 litres of water a day in order to cleanse the body of all the unnecessary toxins. Moreover, according to BBC, drinking enough water can improve exam grades. The research pointed out all the information on the importance of drinking water and the way it helps us academically. On another plus side, staying hydrated will help our skin keep its elasticity and stop toxins and fat from staying in our system.
Mind your relaxation
Relaxation is extremely important for our overall wellbeing. It can get rid of the daily stress and can help us become well-rested, which will definitely enhance our learning or any other activity we set our minds to. If you want to relax better, the best way would be to start having regular spa treatments – that means you can rely on Sol Spa in Eastern Suburbs, if you live in Sydney. You can always use services like signature de-stress therapy, or try something different like shirobhyanga – an Indian head massage. It’s also very important that you try to ease your mind on an everyday basis, so make sure to look in what will help you on the way to achieving peace of both mind and body.
Learn to say “no”
“No” is a very powerful word, and you should use it, kindly, whenever you feel like it. It will save you many nerve-wracking experiences that you simply don’t want to get involved in and save you time to do things you have to do for yourself. Selfish is not always bad, and this should definitely be your mantra.
To sum up, staying healthy mentally and physically should be your number one priority for the remainder of this year. Your academic scores will be even better, and your body will be forever thankful too.