You wouldn’t be able to argue with the fact that, in reality, there are many more than four essentials for living a healthier life. With that said, in order to get the most important of these points across to a mass audience it’s important to pick a small number of these most important essentials so they can be digested (and hopefully implemented) quicker by a casual reader.
For this reason, below are the four essentials for living a healthier life, that are on the whole, all items that you can get started working on today.
1. Daily Exercise
No surprise about which of the four essentials for living a healthier life comes first. Exercising every day is one of the very best things you can do for your overall health, with the benefits of exercising daily being so far-reaching it’s a surprise not everybody does it.
Some of these most popularised benefits are that daily exercise helps you lose weight; with the more intense sports and exercises you partake in burning the greatest number of calories, it improves your mood; studies have shown that people who exercise every day have a more positive outlook on life than those who don’t, it boosts your energy levels; contrary to what you may think, exercising each morning will actually boost your energy levels for the rest of the day rather than use them up, and it can help you to reduce your susceptibility to diseases and viruses.
2. An Omega-3 Supplement
Though popular among health-fanatics for decades, it’s only been within the last few years that omega-3 supplements have really been making a name for themselves in the mainstream, finding their way into almost every product on the supermarket shelves in the name of companies wanting to jump on top of this trend.
Don’t let that put you off however. Though the omega-3 in bread and margarine products won’t do much for you, a supplement such as cod liver oil, taken daily, can have profound positive effects on your health. There are countless benefits to using a supplement of this type, especially over the longer term. Aside from brightening your mood (coupled with daily exercise you’ll be the chirpiest person on your street), omega-3 suppliments can also help to keep your blood thin and flowing smoothly, lower your blood pressure, stabalise your blood sugars, and even heal blood vessel walls.
3. A Balanced Diet
Having a balanced diet is, alongside daily exercise, one of the most important things you can do to help yourself live a healthier life.
When you have a balanced diet you can easily regulate the nutrients your body receives, which helps your body no end when it comes to sorting all these nutrients out so to help keep your health at an optimum level.
Each of the nutrient groups (carbohydrates, proteins, mineral salts, vitamins, fibre, and water) has an important role in ensuring our body functions properly. Though when we eat an unbalanced diet our body can do all it can to try to even things out, when you feed yourself an even balance of these nutrients to begin with you make things a whole lot easier on yourself.
4. A Multivitamin
Multivitamins are great for making sure you get a balanced level of the vitamins you need each and every day, without having to worry about eating all the specific foods (and drinking all the specific drinks) rich in these particular vitamins.
With that said, it’s important for you to remember that a cheap multivitamin is of absolutely no use to you. In order to get the most from your multivitamin (as a general rule) you’re going to want to pay a lot for it, and make sure the vitamin itself is backed up with professional reviews, and consumer views, attesting to its quality.
In conclusion, you wouldn’t be able to argue with the fact that, in reality, there are many more than four essentials for living a healthier life. With that said, it’s important to pick a small number of these most important essentials so they can be digested quicker. These essentials are daily exercise, taking an omega-3 supplement, keeping a balanced diet, and taking a daily multivitamin.
Audrey Smith is a freelance writerfor Red23, a company based in the UK that provides a wide range of organic health food. On their website, you can find information about their cod liver oil, protein smoothies and other products.