Did you know that you could live a happier and healthier lifestyle just by making a few adjustments to your daily life? It’s true. Keeping your body and mind in tip-top shape is easier than you may realize. Here at Costwold Pure, we make candles that beautify your home and put your mind at ease, so we know a bit about how to live a pure and happy life. We have some tips for how you can do just that.
Start the Day by Waking Up Rested
The first step to wellness is getting enough sleep tonight so that you can focus on your health tomorrow. Anywhere from seven to nine hours of sleep is enough to give your body and mind time to rest so you can feel refreshed as you go about your day.
When you don’t get enough sleep, it affects your immune system, which means you can get sick easier, resulting in anything from the common cold to more dangerous diseases and ailments including diabetes, heart failure, and high blood pressure. Sleep deprivation can also have a negative impact on your appearance.
Having a habit of going to bed at a reasonable time and getting enough sleep also means that you can wake up early each morning to exercise. Some people resist regular exercise because they believe that they need to run miles or lift heavy weights to make a difference. In reality, just 150 minutes of exercise every week can help you to lose calories, stay fit, and feel better overall, and exercise can be as simple as spending time on the elliptical or stationary bike.
In addition to burning fat, working out every day also helps you to feel more energized during the day, and when you go to work, you can experience improved concentration and learn new facts easier than when you don’t exercise.
Clear the Clutter
If you work from home like many do these days, then you can stay productive and eliminate potential stress by keeping a clutter-free work environment. When our home is messy, it makes many people feel anxious because we feel like we don’t have control over our environment, so keeping a tidy home where everything has its place can make a major difference. Even if you decide to clean the home, doing too much at once can also make you feel pressured, so instead, organize one room at a time and do a little each day.
While you are setting up the perfect work environment, also consider adding calming elements including plants around the premises. Plants have been found to put us at ease and make us more productive. Scented candles can also have that effect, including the great refillable candles offered by Cotswold Pure.
If you are looking to be in the best shape possible then exercise is a good start, but you will need to combine that with a healthy diet. Although it is fair to splurge once in a while and go out for fast food, that often includes trans fats, which can make you feel sluggish and unhealthy. Instead, go for a mix of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and milk products.
Foods high in protein are necessary for a healthy diet, so include plenty of lean meats, seafood, poultry, and eggs in your meals. If you get hungry for a snack, skip the chips and instead eat nuts, especially almonds, and seeds, which can include the pumpkin or sunflower variety. If you continue to feel hungry, you may instead be thirsty, so make sure you drink water and that may satisfy your appetite.
As you can see, little changes can help you live a healthier life but only if you commit. Try the tips above and you will see a difference in no time. If you would like to learn more about the candles and products at Cotswold Pure then check out our shop on this page.
This article was expertly written by Dean Burgess. Thank you Dean.