We all try to look better, live longer, and radiate health. But many of us find it difficult to master ourselves and radically change our usual way of life.
However, there are simple tricks that require a minimum of effort, time, and cost, and which are easy to turn into a habit.
Over time, this will make a big difference in your health and well-being, and at the same time, you will not feel as if you made any sacrifices.
Take a cold shower
A cool shower has a number of advantages. A cold shower once a day improves blood circulation, speeds up metabolism, tightens pores, boosts immunity, and helps to recover after intense exercise.
Try fasting days
Short-term fasting relieves the body of toxins, helps to lose weight, and even slows down aging.
Eat without distractions
While eating, many of us are used to doing something else. We have a bite to browse through social networks or eat to watch our favorite series. With a conscious diet, we, on the contrary, devote all our attention to eating: we understand when we are hungry and when we ate, we monitor our emotions, and we also smell, taste and texture the food.
The first step to a conscious diet is to remove all that distracts you with food. Turn off the TV, put the phone down and pay maximum attention to what you eat.
Breathe in your stomach
Breathing is what many of us consider to be a skill that does not need to be learned. However, many of us are normal to shallow breathing, breathing enough air to sustain life. At the same time, deeper diaphragmatic breathing for only 5-10 minutes a day can help lower blood pressure, slow down the aging process, improve concentration and quality of sleep.
Lie on your back, close your eyes, think about something good and try to breathe in your stomach. You can put some object – a book or small dumbbells on your stomach in order to better feel this breath.
Eat Dark Chocolate
Studies have shown that a daily intake of 45 grams of dark chocolate is good for the heart, brain, and overall health.
Of course, it is worth recalling that it is worth choosing dark chocolate with cocoa of at least 70 percent since it is cocoa that has useful properties.
Apply the “no technology” rule
Most of us suffer, to one degree or another, from technological dependence, which contributes to stress, depression, and sleep disturbances.
For a few hours a day, make it a rule to put off all electronic devices and play the game, read a book, cook something, go out for a cup of coffee, take a walk in the park or talk with loved ones. You will be surprised how relaxed and free you will feel.
Apply Rule of 52 and 17:
The human brain cannot continuously concentrate for a long period of time, and our body is not designed to sit all day.
According to the study, the most productive thing is to concentrate for 52 minutes actively, and then completely rest for 17 minutes. Use these 17 minutes to walk. This not only prevents the harmful effects of prolonged sitting but also improves blood circulation to the brain, which contributes to creative thinking and problem-solving.
Drink water with lemon
There is plenty of evidence that daily consumption of water with the juice of half a lemon is the best way to wake up.
Lemons are rich in vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants that increase energy levels, reduce inflammation, improve the immune system, cleanse the skin, and help digestion. However, there is one thing: the acid in the lemon can adversely affect tooth enamel. Therefore, it is worth diluting lemon juice with water.