Simple Tips for Living a Happier and Healthier Life

How To Live A Happier Life, Liu Wen, Elle China

Although everyone wants to live a healthier and happier life, it is not uncommon to see people or families who don't feel satisfied with their current lives. Many people are apprehensive about finding genuine joy which they look for as part of their everyday lives. This can create a sense of emptiness, stress, anxiety and unhappiness. Americans haven't been this unhappy in the last half-century after this 2020 poll revealed that only 14% of respondents were happy, a reduced figure from 31% in 2018. So, are you happy? Here are four simple ways to boost your happiness.

Get regular physical activity
Have you worked out today? New studies have proposed that people who exercise regularly are at less risk of developing anxiety and depression than those who don't. The need for an active lifestyle cannot be overemphasized, particularly in this current atmosphere where people are restricted to working remotely and must avoid social gatherings and functions. You will be surprised at just what ten minutes of morning exercise can do for your mood throughout the day. An active life promotes improved eyesight, blood circulation, and keeping your muscles fit while increasing your bone density making it easier to enjoy life.

Eat a rich, healthy, diet
Many people appreciate that healthy eating is essential for good health. However there are those who assume they are eating healthy and are not getting enough nourishment. Presently, foods are not as nutritious as they used to be, given that many fruits and veggies are artificially ripened or picked prematurely to meet an ever expanding population's growing needs. And a good deal of produce may also contain or have been sprayed with toxins and pesticides, which can be harmful to the human body over time. The only practical way to avoid this try to stick with homegrown, local or organic foods when possible and to be extra careful when dealing with food on the dirty dozen list. While you may go for whole food supplements, why not try the Mediterranean diet, which is well balanced while rich in plant-based foods and healthy oils.

Sleep as much as you can
The expression sleep is for the weak has exposed so many people to health complications that could have been avoided by just getting enough sleep. Studies have stressed that the average adult needs at least seven to nine hours of sleep every day for proper body function. The recent increase in health issues like hypertension, diabetes, heart attack and stroke have been attributed to the absence of good quality sleep among millennials. Aside from these risks, individuals with poor sleep habits are exposed to conditions like depression, low sex drive, and mood swings which affect the quality of life. Sleep is one of the best things you can do for your body.

Keep the right company
Although often underestimated, keeping company with the right people who share similar interests and transmit positivity can go a long way to keeping  you energized. On the other hand, individuals who don't share your values or who have negative standpoints, make poor decisions and complain often, will in turn deplete your energy. When choosing your company, be selective and only stick with those people who you actually enjoy spending time with.

The reality is that a happier life can mean different things to each individual. While these tips will come in handy, the first step is to invest the time to evaluate your degree of happiness. This way, you can discover your balance and help figure out the precise fix.

This is a contributed post.
Photo: Elle China


Omaye said...

I love this post! Being happy is taken for granted and to be honest finding happiness can also be so difficult. I think in the case of keeping the right company, social media should be taken into context. I find that people are comparing themselves to people via social media and the weird thing is that why don't even know these people in real life. Social media detoxes are always needed.
Again, love this post!

Ivana Split said...

Great tips.

Jackie Harrison said...

Great tips is so helpful and the cover lady beautiful