Your physical health is important and something you want to look after. If you’re not looking after your physical health, then your mental wellbeing can also take a knock. We don’t realize just how fragile both our mental and physical health can be until one or both have been compromised.
However, by making a few changes, you can help better your physical well-being so that you feel good both on the inside and outside. Here are some top tips to better your physical health in 2023.
Cut down on bad habits
First and foremost, cut down on bad habits. They’re only going to be doing damage to your body and something that you want to kick to the curb before it impacts your body further. Bad habits, like smoking or drinking, or taking hard drugs, can be a slippery slope to poor physical health.
Not only that but it can have a wider impact on your body to the point where it really affects your day-to-day life. Did you know the impact of cigar smoking on testosterone for instance? It is known to decrease your levels, which opens you up to many other problems beyond just the problem of cigar smoking in general.
Cutting down on bad habits is going to put your body in a much better position physically so that you can work with a body that’s in a much better state.
Get more sleep
It’s important, when you come to improve your physical health, that you work on getting more sleep each night. Sleep is a necessity to help repair your body from any and all damage from the day, helping it recover and become energized for the new day ahead.
A lack of sleep is going to stop both the repair and energizing, which ultimately puts your body at a disadvantage the following day. Not only that but your mental well-being can take a knock when you’re not sleeping well.
You want to try and get at least seven to nine hours of sleep per night in order to feel at your best.
Manage your stress levels
Managing your stress levels is something to be mindful of, especially when it comes to improving your physical health. With both your mind and body being so closely connected, it’s worthwhile spending the time on reducing your stress levels. That means finding outlets for those times when you get stressed so that your mind can be taken off it.
Not only that but you should aim to reduce your stressors where possible. What can you control and remove so that you don’t get stressed, and what is unavoidable? Chances are, there will be certain stressors that you can remove and get under control for the sake of your mental well-being.
Drink more water
Drinking more water is a great way to improve your physical health. You should aim to drink at least a liter of water a day. Water is something that you need in order to survive and being dehydrated, even if it’s not necessarily noticeable, can have an impact on your physical wellbeing.
Water gives your body a lot of its energy, which can be easy to notice when you’re feeling low and tired all the time. Try to consume as much water as possible during the day, maximizing it at around 2 liters or slightly more if you’re working out.
Exercise to have fun
Speaking of working out, exercising should be fun. It should be something that you really enjoy, rather than seeing it as something you hate to do. When it comes to exercising, find exercises that you like and that bring you that joy. It might not be something you’ve found yet but give it time and a bit of experimenting, and you’ll be able to find something you love.
From swimming to karate, baseball to yoga, there’s so much available to try out that it will only be a matter of time before you get something that works for you. It’s also useful to mix up your exercise and workouts to keep it interesting.
Prioritize your mental health too
Your mental health should always be a priority. So with that being said, try to ensure your mental health is being focused on too as that is just as much of an important part of the body as any.
There are always efforts to be made when it comes to bettering your physical health. Use these tips to ensure your physical health is being focused on this year.
What Are You Eating?
Of course we need to talk about what you are eating as this is massively important for your physical health. Your body needs certain vitamins and nutrients, and it’s your job to ensure that it gets it. This is why you need to eat a balanced diet consisting of protein, vitamins, minerals and all of the other nutrients that your body requires. If you don’t, that’s when you’re going to see more issues than ever before.
It’s a good idea to work on your culinary skills for this very reason, so taking a cooking class is probably a good idea. We also recommend learning more about what your body needs so that you can ensure that you are giving it to it. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy your favorite steak & seafood restaurant every now and then for example. You can still enjoy the things you love, just in moderation.