Eating healthy is one of the important things you can do for your health. But if the other things are not in place, just eating healthy will not be enough. Our bodies need a mix of everything for a great mood – food, sleep, fresh air and vitamin D. As we always talk about food, this time we want to remind you about the other important habits in our lives. So, find our how these extra elements will help you feel good from the inside and out.
Sleep is always no. 1
Without adequate rest, our nervous system will not have enough resources to work at full capacity. What does this mean? It could mean memory loss, both short and long term, difficulty concentrating, a diminished capacity to learn new things, increased risk in obesity and nervous system problems. Try to have about 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night. 1-2 hours before going to bed, enjoy a calming tea, turn of the blue light sources (TV, laptop, phone) and read a book by candlelight. You will see the results in no time.
Fresh air is always good
Without fresh air and correct breathing, our body will not be oxygenated correctly. The consequences can include respiratory problems, circulatory problems, cold feet and hands, a weakened nervous and immune system. Try to enjoy a breathing session in the morning with the window wide open or every time you can’t focus good enough.
The mighty sun
The sun sustains life on the planet in ways that researchers are only starting to understand. What we know so far is that it dictates our circadian rhythm, it ensures adequate vitamin D levels and an optimal functioning of the body cells that produce energy. A lack of sun exposure affects us both mentally and physically. A constant sun exposure (excluding midday in the hot season) can aid us perform better in every aspect of our everyday life.