Stress and anxiety are a prevalent condition in today’s society due to many factors, such as job loss, high cost of living and overall stressful economic conditions. It is imperative that individuals take care of themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. A few tips for healthy living include starting an exercise regimen, eating nutritiously and getting a full night’s sleep.
Starting an exercise regimen can not only help you physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Exercising helps blow off steam and increases your overall energy and stamina. By exercising thirty to forty minutes a day, five days a week, you can deal with job stress, family tension and other stressors more easily. Exercise also helps lower the risk of heart disease, chronic pain and illness, as well as mental illness symptoms. One noticeable benefit to exercise is managing one’s weight and becoming healthier. A healthy weight is a key to living longer, increased energy and self-esteem and better physiological condition overall.
Another way to become healthier is to eat a more nutritious diet. One way to eat more nutritiously is to eat organic. Organic fruits and vegetables are raised without pesticides, growth hormones or other potential harmful ingredients. Organic meat comes from animals that have been raised without growth hormones or antibiotics. Leaving these harmful components out of your diet has shown increased physical and mental well being. Lowered incidents of illness, healthier skin and hair, stronger bones and fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety have been shown in those that eat a primarily organic diet.
In order to be in a better physical condition, it has proven through studies that you should get a good night’s sleep of at least eight to nine hours. Sleep is the time of day when a person can recharge physically and mentally. Sleeping a full eight hour day makes work, school and family much easier to deal with. Well-rested people are often more relaxed less agitated and happier overall.
If you desire to live a healthier life, it is important to practice certain tips in order to increase your energy. Exercise, food and sleep are all simple components for an individual to change. Adopting these tips into your lifestyle will not only boost your overall psychosocial well-being, but also your emotional, social and mental well-being.
Home sweet tropical home, Okinawa underwater
Image by Ippei & Janine Naoi
100 sq km of healthy coral reef called Yabiji Coral Reef around the Miyako Islands, Okinawa, Japan
Yabiji Coral Reef from above:
Miyako Island belongs to the Miyako Island group which is known as one of the world’s best diving destinations, having a number of coral species and marine lives as large as those in the Great Barrier Reef. Over 400 types of corals, 5 types of sea turtles, manta rays, whale sharks and many kinds of tropical fish species all live around the islands of Okinawa Prefecture.
The Miyako Islands are also known for some of the world’s clearest waters with 50-60m visibility.
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