What is a habit?
A habit is a routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously. (Wikipedia)
Sometimes old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form because the behavioral patterns that humans repeat become imprinted in neural pathways, but it is possible to form new habits through repetition.
Inculcating healthy habits in you will change your lifestyle and will help your mind and body to be healthier.
Some of the habits you need to unfollow from your life right now are
When you wake up in the morning your blood sugar level drops, so you need to have a meal to energies your body. According to researchers people who skip breakfast have a higher risk of obesity due to insulin resistance. Skipping breakfast reduces the capacity of burning calories which means more accumulation of fat. Having breakfast will provide energy to your body for the whole day and also sharpen/ activate your brain.
Using phone before sleeping
Melatonin, the hormone that controls our sleep & wake cycle is affected because of the blue light emitted by our phones. Using social media and seeing some shocking news/images before sleeping will disturb your sleep. Using phones before sleeping signals our brain to stay awake and it gets difficult to sleep.
- Not moving your body enough
When one doesn't exercise or do some physical activity they are risking their health. Regular exercise/physical activity will improve your strength and will also help your body to get ample amount of oxygen. Exercising daily will allow your heart and lungs to perform efficiently and when these two organs perform well you will have more energy to do your daily chores.
Sleeping less than 8 hours
Good sleep is as important as having good food, it is equally important for our body to get rest. But nowadays people are not getting enough sleep which may result in several diseases such as being obese, risk of heart disease, slower metabolism and many more. 8 hours of sleep will help you in being productive and will keep you active throughout the day and will also strengthen your immune system.
Not getting enough sunlight
The major source of vitamin D is sunlight. Why is it so important for our body? Sunlight strengthens our bones, helps in lowering blood pressure and also in improving our mental health. Not getting enough of it will surely have adverse effects. 8-9 am is the best time to take sunlight.
Changing these 5 habits will lead you to a healthier life.