For a healthier life in the springtime, check out these five habits recommended by Prive Plastics.
What Are 5 Ways I Can Live Healthier This Spring?
- Add More Nutritious Foods To Your Diet
- Stretch Regularly
- Get More Physically Active
- Set A Bedtime And Get More Rest
- Pamper Yourself With A Beauty Treatment
Add More Nutritious Foods To Your Diet
Did you know that eating more fruits and veggies can help create a foundation for a heart-healthier life, even as you get older? A study published in Circulation, the American Heart Association journal, cites research that indicates that eating more fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce your risk of developing plaque in your arteries.
In addition to eating more crunchy fruits and leafy green vegetables, there are plenty of other ways to maintain a healthy diet. It is recommended to consume at least 2 ½ cups of vegetables and fruits daily, as well as whole-grain breads, pasta, and cereals such as barley and oats, and brown rice as opposed to white rice. Furthermore, opt for fish, poultry, or beans instead of red or processed meats. Additionally, it is important to drink plenty of water and limit sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, sports drinks, and fruit-flavored drinks. Lastly, try to avoid refined carbohydrates like pastries, candy, sugary breakfast cereals, and other high-sugar foods.
Though stretching is commonly associated with runners and gymnasts, it is beneficial for everyone. Stretching keeps muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, allowing us the necessary range of motion in our joints. Without stretching, muscles become tight and weak, resulting in pain, strains, and even damage. Stretching helps us stay mobile and independent. It is not necessary to stretch every muscle in your body all the time; focus on your hamstrings, hip flexors, and calves in your lower body, and stretch your lower back, shoulders, and neck to reduce tension.
Get More Physically Active
It is recommended that adults should strive to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day. You don’t have to take up weight training or go for a morning run to stay healthy; there are plenty of other options available. If you prefer to be around others, some great social activities include going for a walk with friends, joining a sports team or recreational organization, or learning line-dancing. For some alone time, activities such as walking, running, swimming, and gardening are ideal for reflection. If you need a bit of an energy boost, brisk walking, biking, swimming, or mowing the lawn are great aerobic exercises. To relax and reduce stress, try out yoga or tai chi.
Set A Bedtime And Get More Rest
If you don’t get enough quality sleep, you know what it does to you – your energy levels are low, it’s hard to concentrate, and your productivity decreases. But the effects of not sleeping well don’t just end there – in the long-term it can adversely affect your health and lead to chronic issues. To make sure you get a good night’s sleep, it’s not just about going to bed at the right time and keeping your bedroom dark – you need to do more! Here are some tips to help you sleep soundly: stick to a regular sleep schedule, reduce your intake of caffeine and alcohol, and try not to use your phone or laptop too close to bedtime.
Pamper Yourself With A Beauty Treatment
You may be eager to show off your summer look, so you want to make sure you look your best when you go out and take pictures for social media. Surprisingly, research has shown that having a positive attitude towards aging can even increase how long you live.
If you are based in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas, consider Prive Plastic Surgery’s mobile concierge. With Prive Plastic Surgery’s mobile concierge MediSpa, high-quality, professional aesthetic services such as neurotoxin and dermal filler injections, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing can come to you.
Enjoy the luxury of attaining your aesthetic goals without ever having to leave the house and our line of skin care to maintain your new results. If you’re ready to begin with your TeleHealth consultation, call us today at 561-717-3181.