Achieving a balanced lifestyle should be quite easy. Here are things that we should do:
- Consume healthy diet: With healthy diet, we should be able to improve physical and thought processes. Vegetables and fresh fruits we choose should have bright or deep colors. As an example, bright red color in tomatoes indicates the presence of beta-carotene, while deep purple color in blueberry shows the presence of anti-oxidants, especially anthocyanin. Plant-based foods that contain oil, such as olive, flaxseeds, sesame and others could provide us with healthy fat. However, some plant-based oils, such as coconut oil and palm oil should be consumed moderately.
- Sleep properly: It is important for us to have adequate sleep. Without quality sleep, we will likely to experience inefficient decision-making process, muddled thinking, depression and irritability. In this case, our brain may not be able to properly enter the REM cycles. It means that the accumulated daily tension can’t be release. This will affect our acuity and mental health. About one-third of our daily lives should be spent for sleeping. Our brain and physical functions will suffer if we don’t sleep properly. On the other hand, people who sleep excessively could become lethargic and less productive.
- Proper exercise: In any case, we should perform regular exercises. It is important for us to get enough exercises. Walking briskly for 30 minutes each day can be considered enough. Even if we don’t have the time for daily 30-minute exercise, we could perform 15-minute exercises on stairway. It is important to keep our muscles tones, circulatory system functioning well and body weight in check. It means that we can benefit from enhanced mental health and brain functions. In this case, we should move our body to increase the overall blood flow. There are different physical exercises that we can choose and we should make sure that we choose a good one. As an example, many prefer to run on the park, attend martial art sessions or do ballet dances. Whatever physical activities we choose, it is important for us to move 30 minutes each day for five days a week. It is very simple to understand and do. By doing this regularly, we could make sure that we will stay healthy.
- Performs proper social and emotional connections with other: It is important for us to have quality relationships with others. It means that people should interact intimately and friendly with one another. People who are active socially can be more physically active. In this case, they’ll get our more and engage in various physically engaging activities with their friends. It means that by meeting more people who have interest in various social activities could get their weekly physical activities quota met. We should also establish mentally engaging activities with specific groups of people. We could achieve this by connecting to other in appreciative and living relationships. When we content with others, our brain will do the same too. If we keep our brain engaged, it should be like getting an exercise.