Simple Lifestyle Tweaks that Can Improve Your Well-Being

 
Sometimes the most profound changes in life happen as a result of the smallest decisions you make, and that is often especially true for our health. It may seem far-fetched to think that a single smart decision for your diet means that you will be on the road to successfully altering your habits, but one tiny healthy choice at a time, and you’ll pave your way to better health.

In fact, the following minor modifications to your everyday lifestyle can lead to the most impressive improvements in your overall well-being. So, take your pick and kickstart your health goals with these simple, but mighty choices!

ES: A veces los cambios más profundos son el resultado de las decisiones más pequeñas, y esto es especialmente cierto para nuestra salud. A veces puede parecer que una sola medida saludable no cambiará mucho, sin embargo, si lo ponemos en práctica todos los días lograremos cambiar nuestros hábitos por unos más saludables.

De hecho, las siguientes modificaciones en tu vida diaria pueden llevar a grandes mejoras en tu bienestar. Ahora toma nota y apunta estas opciones para comenzar una vida healthy. 


Grant yourself a smile

There are so many confidence-boosting techniques and healthy ways to start your mornings, but not a single one is as simple and effective as smiling in the mirror. It takes only a moment, and it can completely shift your mindset for the entire day – plus, you can repeat it as many times as it takes throughout the day.

You’ll trigger many wonderful processes in your brain, such as the release of the happy hormones, which will help you feel better about yourself and elevate your spirit even on the gloomiest of days!

ES: Hay muchas técnicas y maneras saludables de empezar la mañana, pero ninguna es tan efectiva como sonreír en el espejo. Toma solo un momento y puede cambiar tu mentalidad para todo el día. 
Esto disparará algunos procesos en un tu cerebro como la liberación de las hormonas de la felicidad que te harán sentir mejor contigo misma y elevar tu espíritu incluso en los días más melancólicos. 

Don’t hit the snooze button


Yes, it’s delicious and tempting as hell, but if you manage to do yourself that little favour of getting up when the alarm sounds off the first time, your body and your brain will be forever grateful. Snoozing simply confused your brain to fall back to sleep, and then when your alarm goes off again, you experience that wonderful groggy feeling called sleep inertia that can last for hours on end.

Ultimately, it can ruin your sleep cycle, so sticking to this little self-discipline builder can be of great help to adjusting your circadian rhythm.

ES: Lo sé, es tentador presionar el botón de posponer alarma, pero si te levantas a la primera que suena te estarás haciendo un gran favor. Snoozing simplemente confunde tu cerebro para seguir durmiendo y luego, cuando suena de nuevo, presencias una sensación de somnolencia llamada inercia del sueño que puede durar horas y horas. 

Básicamente, esto puede arruinar el ciclo del sueño, por lo que adoptar este hábito beneficiará tu ritmo circadiano. 

Use your legs more


We are not meant to be sedentary creatures, and yet we spend hours on end completely passive and staring at a whole range of screens. Do yourself a favour and take the stairs, walk to work, hike over the weekend, rollerblade in your free time, and walk to the grocery store.



If you find it too hard to join a gym or a dance class and completely change your life, this will help you get into the right mindset one step at a time. Plus, regular walking boosts your metabolism, tones your legs and improves your posture.

ES: El sedentarismo no es para lo que estamos hechos y, sin embargo, pasamos horas siendo completamente pasivos frente a montón de pantallas. Haz algo bueno por ti y ve por las escaleras, camina al trabajo, da un paseo los fines de semana, patina en tu tiempo libre y deja el auto a un lado para ir al supermercado. 


Si encuentras difícil el hecho de unirte al gym o participar en una clase de danza, estos pequeños cambios te ayudarán a agilizar tu metabolismo, tonificar tus piernas y mejorar tu postura.


Tweak your micros



Modern diets often revolve around macronutrients, meaning that we take care of the proteins, carbs and fats we consume, but the same rarely goes for vitamins and minerals. So, it’s no surprise that so many of us suffer from undetected micronutrient deficiencies, most often those associated with antioxidants such as vitamins C, A and E, which are pivotal to our immune system.


In addition to getting that one apple or orange a day, you can also rely on high-quality supplements. For example, Solgar vitamins and supplements are packed with antioxidants that will help fight free-radical damage, keep your skin clear and strengthen your resilience.

ES: Las dietas modernas a menudo giran en torno a los macronutrientes, lo que significa que nos preocupamos por los carbohidratos, las grasas y las proteínas que consumimos pero raramente hacemos lo mismo con las vitaminas y minerales. Por esto, no es nada raro que muchos sufran de deficiencias de micronutrientes asociadas con las vitaminas C, A y E que son fundamentales para nuestro sistema inmunológico. 

Para evitarlo, come una manzana o naranja al día o toma algún suplemento con antioxidantes, te ayudará a combatir los daños radicales, mantener tu piel sana y a fortalecer tu resistencia.

Think plant-based thoughts


Instead of testing out a whole range of fad diets that you’ll eventually abandon, redirecting your diet can be as simple as splitting your plate in half. And the important part is that one half should always be reserved for veggies and fruits!

That way, you’ll ensure that you’re getting enough gut-friendly fibre, prebiotics and micronutrients that are wonderful for your overall health. The food that we consume daily should enable our body cells to perform their daily functions. Think: steamed, cooked, raw and baked, keep them colourful and keep them coming!


ES: En lugar de probar un montón de dietas que luego es probable que no sigas, redirigir tu dieta puede ser tan simple como dividir tu plato a la mitad ¿lo más importante? una de esas mitades debe reservarse para frutas y verduras. 

De esta manera, te aseguras de estar consumiendo la cantidad suficiente de fibra, prebióticos, micronutrientes y todo lo que tu cuerpo necesita. La comida que consumimos diariamente debería permitir a nuestras células realizar sus funciones diarias, así que ya sean hervidos, al vapor, crudos, horneados y del color que sean ¡fruits & veggies son todos bienvenidos!


Log out, socialize more


While socializing online still counts as a way to maintain your communication with those who live far away, it’s still no excuse to get stuck to social media when you can actually invite your friend over for a cup of coffee, spend a few hours volunteering in your community, or head downtown for a few hours of gossip with your besties.

Spending time with people has a wonderful effect on bettering your health, from warding off stress, depression and anxiety, to a stronger immune system. Talk about a win-win!

ES: Mientras socializar en línea cuenta como una forma de mantener la comunicación con aquellos que viven lejos, no es excusa para quedarse en las redes sociales cuando puedes invitar a un amigo a tomar una taza de café, pasar unas horas como voluntario en tu comunidad o ir al centro por unas horas para charlar con tu mejor amiga. 

Pasar tiempo con otros tiene un gran efecto en tu salud, desde ayudarte a evitar el estrés, la depresión y ansiedad hasta fortalecer tu sistema inmunológico ¡es definitivamente un win-win!

Sip away


Don’t skimp on your water intake. An occasional cup of tea, or even coffee, is good for you. However, water is an irreplaceable way to stay hydrated, and since approximately 70% of the human body is made of that stuff, taking a few extra sips every day makes perfect sense.

You can easily find an insulated water bottle that you can carry with yourself wherever you go, making it much simpler to keep track of your hydration without turning it into a hassle for your schedule. 

ES: Tu consumo de agua no es algo en lo que debas escatimar. Una taza de té, o incluso café, es buena para ti. Sin embargo, el agua es irremplazable para mantenernos hidratados ya que es aproximadamente el 70% del cuerpo humano. 

Para lograr beber más cantidad, puedes llevar contigo una botellita a donde quiera que vayas, así te será mucho más fácil ya que la tendrás siempre al alcance de tu mano.


Guest writer Amy Mia Goldsmith 

11 comments:

  1. I love these ideas! Espically the not hitting the snooze button, that one helps me the most, but is also one I don't follow very often!

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  2. Evitar el sedentarismo y una dieta adecuada ayudan a encontrarte mucho mejor... ¡al menos en mi caso! Muy buenos consejos ;)
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  3. I love these tips! I wish I could walk to work, but the streets are in really poor condition here in Greece so it's not a good idea. While I would prefer lots of walking outside I, therefore, use the treadmill three times a week just to get my body moving. I'll also try smiling at myself in the mirror from now on every morning. It is so simple! Thank you!

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  4. Wonderful tips. We've shifted to a plant-based (though not exclusive) diet. I think it's better for my energy and the planet. I also think putting the devices down and getting out into nature and with friends.

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  5. Some wonderful ideas here that got me thinking, thanks so much for sharing. :-)

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