How To Stay Healthy In 2022?
Another year is down the lane. It has been a bumpy year with the Covid-19 pandemic. We have seen lots of tragedies, deaths, political turmoils, unrest in different parts of the world. Although all these things make us sad then again it gives us a fresh perspective that what we have to avoid in future. What we can do in future to not repeat history. So keeping that in mind let’s talk about How To Stay Healthy In 2022?
1. Stay Positive
I am putting this on top because the years 2020-2021 were like a nightmare to everyone. Covid-19 pandemic shook the entire world and made us rethink whether we are the superior species or not. But let’s put it behind for now. People are getting vaccinated at a fast rate. We are going to win this fight too. It’s time to stop worrying about things that we could have changed. It’s time to focus on things that we can change now. Negativity not only affects your mental health but physical too.
According to many studies, if we stay around negativity for a long time, not only we develop hate for others but for ourselves too. So Let’s try to make 2022 the best year of your life. You stayed at home, You had time to rethink your future prospects. Many of you may have made plans and projects for 2022. So it’s time to shift your focus towards your goals. Keep negativity out of your life, if it means negative people, throw them out of your life too. Let’s stay positive because, at the end of the day, everything will be fine.
2. Practice Covid-19 safety Protocols
Our battle is still on and we have to defeat Coronavirus. For that, you need to follow all covid safety protocols like maintaining a social distance of 6 feet, wearing a mask while in public, Washing hands with soap and water, Using alcohol-based sanitisers when there are chances of frequently touching surfaces.
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3. Eat Healthily
We are what we eat. If you will eat junk food, your body will become one. You have stayed in your homes due to lockdown. Most of you have gained a lot of weight. It’s time to shed those extra kilos or pounds. The first step in losing weight and staying healthy is choosing the right kind of food. Your best option is whole foods which include vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains, lean sources of meat, fish. If you are vegetarian or vegan then include a variety of vegetable to fulfil complete dietary requirements of various vitamins and minerals. Choose from the Top 10 Best Diet Plans to stay healthy.
Whole food not only helps you lose weight but they keep you away from life-threatening conditions like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack. Limit your sugar intake. Food items that are sweet and rich in refined carbs are one of the most common causes of health issues like fatty liver, tooth cavities, diabetes and heart diseases. Instead of using sugar in your tea or coffee, use artificial sweeteners like stevia. They don’t have many calories and can become quite handy when you don’t want to quit your liking for sweet taste. Stay away from sweetened beverages.
4. Do more physical activities
Due to lockdown, most of you are working from home. Even many of you may be having that office job, working on the desk, sitting on a chair for the whole day. The decrease in physical activity not only invites various health issues but also can cause mild irritating issues like backache, neck ache, pain in your glutes and thighs. If you have a sedentary job then take short breaks of 5-10 mins. Move around your workplace. Use your lunchtime to stretch your back or take a short walk for 10-15 mins. Park your car a little away from the office door so you have to walk some distance. These little steps will be very beneficial over a long time.
5. Improve your quality of sleep
Poor quality of sleep not only keeps you tired the next day but also contribute to health issues like obesity, depression and mood disorders. Get a good quality 6-8 hours of sleep. To get good sleep, avoid screentime like mobile phones, tv, the computer before going to bed, use dim lights in your bedroom, don’t drink caffeine-containing beverages.
6. Change your exercise routine.
If you are fed up with walking or jogging then join a gym. Lift some weights instead of running miles. Mix your cardio routines with your resistance training. Do exercises which you like. If you don’t like brisk walking or running outside then use treadmills in the gym or vice versa. You can join a yoga class or do pilates. You may like Zumba classes. No need to stick with exercises just for the sake of doing. If you won’t enjoy what you are doing, then you will not do that stuff for a long time. Don’t let yourself join that queue where people cancel their fitness membership just after a month of trying.
7. Practice stress-relieving techniques.
For those people who are fighting anxiety and depression, meditation is one of the effective techniques to stay mentally healthy. According to many studies, meditation works very well for your mental well being. Take the help of someone if you don’t know how to start. Many experts share their knowledge of meditation for free. You can find many such articles and videos online. You can get a book on meditation too. Refer to this article for stress-relieving techniques
8. Try to cut back on alcohol, cigarettes.
Sometimes it is not easy to just quit drinking or smoking. It takes a lot of self-control and perseverance to stop drinking and smoking. But the long term benefits of quitting these addictions are immense. You will live a long and healthy life. If you can’t quit them entirely then cut back on these. Drink on weekends or on special occasions. Reduce the number of packs you smoke. If you still find it difficult then I would suggest you take the help of a healthcare professional or deaddiction centre.
9. Get a hobby or re-adopt old one.
Many times we have to leave our hobbies to focus on other things. This year you may try a new hobby or re-adopt the ones you left a long time ago. Research says getting a hobby helps in living a long and happy life. It could be anything like singing, painting, learning something new, anything which makes you happy.
10. Regular Health Checkups
What’s the point of doing anything if your health is not right. Health is wealth, right. This year make it your resolution to regularly get checked up by a healthcare professional. You don’t need to visit weekly or monthly. Once in 6 months, get yourself checked up. It will be very helpful and lifesaving if your doctor detects some threatening conditions early. With timely and proper intervention, you can live a long and healthy life.
That’s all folks. These were the Top 10 health tips for you To Stay Healthy In 2022. Have a great year ahead.