Do you want to change your life in a better way this year? But every large change begins with small baby steps in the correct direction. In this article, gofitnesspro.in brings you 7 healthy habits most people don’t know about, but can change your life. We will also take references from Ayurveda in some cases.
Researches done by renowned institutions around the world say that to form a long term habit, it must be:
- Easy to Form.
You’ll notice that none of the Underrated Healthy Habits mentioned here are too difficult to amalgamate in your life. A little tweak in your current lifestyle and persistence in following these habits can bring a massive change in the long term.
Having that said, let’s begin…
#7 – Avoid Food when You Don’t Need It
Have you ever tried to gulp down food even if you just don’t feel like eating? I certainly have. I’ve noticed on occasions when I’m anxious about something, or perhaps angry, it becomes really difficult to eat anything.
Don’t force yourself at such times. Eating when the mind is disturbed can cause digestive issues like acidity, gas, or bloating. Relax yourself a bit, empty your mind, take a deep breath then start eating.
#6 – Get Hold of Your Mornings
It has become a trend nowadays to sleep late and wake up late. Movies show it all the time, backbenchers romanticize it, and in short, it makes us feel cool. But is it cool?
Getting a hold of your mornings, and doing things at a healthy pace can bring unimaginable changes in your life. A peaceful walk in a nearby park, few minutes of exercise, or listening to motivating music are some things you can do early morning.
This habit is quintessential for a stress-free and joyful life.
#5 – Don’t Get Up Immediately after Eating
I can bet that over 90% of our readers don’t know about this habit. Do you know that getting up from your seat immediately after eating can adversely affect your digestive system? It kind of shocks our bodies.
Sitting quietly for 5-10 minutes after eating can get rid of gas, bloating, acidity, and many other digestion-related issues. You can even take this habit a step further by doing Vajrasana (recommended by Ayurveda) and reap magical rewards.
#4 – Stop Consuming Junk of all Sorts
Do you know there are 5 senses in our body? Namely – Sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Believe it or not, our personality and characteristics are influenced by these senses, in short, we become what we consume.
Hence, it’s recommended to increase our positivity intake to ensure a better life. Choosing a better friend circle, giving a break to the news channels, and reading books can bring forth a drastic change in our lives.
#3 – Ice and Fires
Avoid consuming cold drinks/ beverages when eating. This habit is ignored by most of us, perhaps that’s why it has notched its place in the top 3 of the 7 healthy habits.
It is tempting to order a can of chilled coke along with your favorite pizza, I mean everybody does it. I’ve heard some people argue that cold drinks aid digestion.
Ayurveda says otherwise. When we eat food our body’s temperature increases to aid in digesting the food. Drinking something cold puts off this digestive fire and produces toxins.
#2 – Your Posture Matters
How important is it to have a proper posture? Having an erect spine and proper posture not only aids in shaping your body but helps you improve various other functions of the body. Here are few advantages of having a proper posture:
- It increases self-confidence.
- Proper posture also aids in digestion.
- You look good and taller.
- When exercising, posture plays a vital role in amplifying your gains.
- Amplifies awareness and focus.
Posture can be easily corrected by doing some posture exercises or yoga.
#1 – Don’t Suppress the Urges
Do you delay an urge to pee regularly? Maybe while watching a really interesting episode of Game of Thrones, or at a social party, we all have fallen prey to this bad habit. Suppressing the urges to urinate, yawn or belch can have dire consequences in the long run.
Ayurveda marks it as a crime against wisdom. Suppressing natural urges can be a cause of many diseases in your later years. They can cause negative psychological effects like stress, depression, and even memory impairment in most severe cases.
There will be situations when it’s necessary to suppress the urges, but don’t let it be a habit.
Wrapping it up…
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