It is no surprise that happiness is directly linked to a healthy lifestyle and the notion that ‘fat people are happy’ is actually far from being true. In order to help put this myth to bed, we wanted to talk a little today about how small changes in your lifestyle can make you both healthier, and happier.

Leading a healthy lifestyle is not something that everyone finds easy but there are some very minor tweaks which you can make to your existing lifestyle, to ensure that you feel and look great. If you aren’t ready to make wholesale changes to the way in which you live, here are some hacks, which are simple to do, that will boost your health and in turn, your happiness.

Water

One of the most common reasons why we lack energy and focus, don’t look our best or feel our best, is because we are not taking on enough water. When we don’t meet the recommended amount of water, the body begins to be dehydrated and that has a negative knock on effect, as the body seeks hydration from elsewhere. This dehydration is why we feel lethargic, why our skin and hair may feel dry, and why we can’t focus as well as normal. Men should be drinking between 3-4 litres of water per day, and women should be taking on 2-3 litres per day.

Skin Care

A lot of external factors can greatly affect your skin and will almost always manifest in how it looks and how it feels. As the body’s biggest sensory organ, it’s only right that you take great care in making sure it is in top shape. Taking good care of your skin must involve a combination of a good diet, proper exercise, and coupling them with a skin care regimen that’s best suited to your skin type, season and your age. As you grow older, your skin will show signs of aging, with wrinkles and fine lines forming. While this is natural, you can always opt to use a retinol cream for aging skin so as to fight off premature skin aging while retaining moisture and its elasticity, helping you look younger with ease.

Sleeping

They say that a healthy lifestyle is full of challenges, but sleep is one aspect of a healthy lifestyle which doesn’t require much from you. There is no romanticism to operating on minimal sleep and in doing so you can really affect your body’s health. In the short term a lack of sleep will lead to low energy levels, poor performance and a lack of focus, and in the long term you can increase your risk of diseases such as Alzheimers. Instead of dunning these unhealthy risks, you should try to get the recommended amount of sleep each night, which is between 7 and 9 hours.

Plan Meals

If you don’t want to go on a diet, then the very least that you can do in order to maintain a healthy body, is to plan your meals ahead of time. When you do this, you will remove the need for convenience food, which is usually where the majorette of the fat we take on comes from. Planning meals like this can also help to save you money on snacking which means that you will have a healthier body, ad a healthier bank account.

Balance and Cutting Out

When it comes to vices such as alcohol, sweet treats or anything else which you ‘probably’ shouldn’t be doing, there is a fine balance to be struck. nobody is saying that you can’t consume these items, just do so with balance in mind. In terms of any other vices such as smoking or drug use, cut this out altogether if you want to lead a healthier lifestyle, as they aren’t doing you any good at all. One way to begin the journey to smoking cessation is to start using a vaporizer or e-cigarette, which do not produce as many toxins or carcinogens as smoking.

Simple hacks, profound impact, make those changes today!