Words by, Peter Minkoff
Photography by, Marcus Richardson
The article below is a featured guest post enunciated, and written by lifestyle writer at Men-Ual magazine UK, Peter Minkoff. Specially written for www.igeeokafor.com. Edited and Approved by, Igee Okafor.
Though it sounds like the easiest thing in the world, staying healthy is far from simple. What’s more, if you want to do it right on a daily basis, you have to put in a lot of hard work and invest your time and energy into it. So, in case you too want to get healthy and stay that way for the rest of your life as well, here are seven simple ways you could start improving your health today.
Make it a priority
People of the 21st century generally don’t have enough time for anything, and the fact is that health isn’t at the top of everyone’s list of priorities. We’re all interested in having great jobs, driving new cars, making a ton of money and living in huge houses, but we don’t think about health. That’s why making health a priority is the first step towards improving it on a daily basis – just find the time for yourself, and you’ll boost your mental and physical health in a matter of weeks, easier than you think.
Wherever you live and whatever you do, the chances are you’re under a certain amount of stress. And unless you deal with it right away, it will pile up inside you and damage your health. Dealing with stress isn’t easy, but you have to find a way to do it – talk to someone, find time to relax, start doing yoga or, in the end, quit your job if it’s too stressful and dedicate your time to something else.
Visit your doctor
Improving your health is impossible if you don’t know what you’re fighting against. You may think you’re the healthiest person in the world, and then just collapse one day and have a hard time getting up. That’s why checking your health from time to time is vital, and the easiest way to do so is by booking an online doctor appointment today, even if you’re not suspecting something might be wrong. Doing this regularly could save you a ton of trouble in the long run and ultimately save your life, so do it as often as you can and make sure you’re all right.
Start working out
Regular physical activity is one of the best ways to preserve your health and improve it on a daily basis. Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to work out every single day, but three times a week should be quite enough. Talk to your doctor, find a gym near your home and get a personal trainer who will show you what to do. These people will introduce you to exercises that are appropriate for your age and health condition, helping you make the most of your time in the gym.
This is probably the oldest trick in the book, but it’s still one of the most effective ones as well. Everyone and their grandma already know that smoking is bad for you, affecting literally every single organ in your body, causing both your physical and mental health to deteriorate. But, in order to stop that, just quit smoking, and you’ll feel amazing sooner than you think. Going cold turkey can be hard and scary at first, but it will do wonders for your well-being, so try to minimize your smoking first, and then quitting altogether as soon as possible.
Eat healthy food
Pizzas, burgers, hot dogs and ice creams are amazing, but they aren’t the healthiest food on the planet. And if you eat nothing else but these items, you’re probably killing yourself without even realizing it. Canned food, soda drinks and fast food options are bad for your health because they include almost no nutritious ingredients at all. So, instead of eating this day after day, try preparing food on your own and sticking with as many vegetables, fruits, lean meat, eggs and dairy as possible.
Take Care Of Your Skin
This is another issue people don’t pay enough attention to, especially men who think skincare isn’t important at all. But, if you don’t take care of your skin, you could develop serious problems that might affect other parts of your body, causing your overall health to deteriorate quite quickly. That’s why you need to find ways to improve your skincare practice and start taking better care of your face, hands and lips today!
As you can see, improving your health isn’t as hard as it seems, and you can start doing it today – instead of eating a hamburger for lunch, prepare a tasty chicken with some veggies, and instead of laying around doing nothing all day long, hit the gym. These simple things will help you get your body in shape and boost your mental health, and you’re going to be happier, healthier and more attractive in a matter of days!
Thank you for reading!