Life has always been hectic, there’s no getting away from that. However, whether it’s due to technology or other major changes in the way we live, it suddenly feels as though that we now have far less time on our hands. It’s this lack of time which seems to be having a direct impact on our health.
While scientists are working extensively to cure some of the biggest health problems, and the average lifespan is statistically on the rise, it doesn’t mean to say that we are all taking good care of our health. In fact, most of us don’t even have a simple health plan to ensure that we stay in good shape.
While we can’t aim to transform the world’s thoughts on staying healthy, through the course of this guide we’re going to at least try to make a difference to some of you. Let’s now take a look at some of the easiest methods to implement to make sure that you stay on top of your game for longer.
Don’t buy into the stigma about weight training
There aren’t many facts of life, but one which is completely true is that your metabolism is going to slow down much more as you start to age. When we say “age”, some of you might be surprised by the definition as well. For example, it’s been found that the average woman will experience a drop in metabolism in their 20s. To put an even more frightening statistic into things, women have been found to lose up to a pound of muscle every year by the time they are into their 30s due to the same metabolic reasons.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Resistance training can help immensely with this, and start to convert some of the dreaded fat into muscle. Of course, you’ve got to work out, but that should be in your healthy life plan.
Attempt to alleviate areas of stress
Unless it is causing an obvious problem, stress is something that most of us just choose to ignore. The big issue with this is that most of us don’t realize that it causes an array of issues, many of which just don’t cross our mind. For example, studies have found that it can be behind insomnia, constipation and even bodily pains.
Bearing this in mind, you should look to alleviate as much stress as possible. Even if it’s just removing one stressful event every week, the effect on your body will be monumental.
Pay attention to your sleeping patterns
This is another one of those issues which is just “forgotten” about by so many of us, even though the effects can be so harmful for the body. A lack of sleep is something which can cause everything from cancer to heart disease; it’s not just about “feeling tired”.
The general advice is to get eight hours per night, and we would tend to agree. It might be hard to implement, but simple tips like staying away from alcohol and keeping a consistent bedtime routine can all help and lower the chance of problems.