No matter what age you are, you can always make room to live a healthier and happier life! While living a long life is not something you generally think about in your 20s, it’s important because it starts with the addition of small, daily habits.
You’ll never regret working towards your health and happiness and it’s never to early to start!
Here are 5 daily habits to create so that you can live longer, happier and healthier!
Moving and staying active is good! Even if it’s low-level activity like walking. Simply put, moving around is good for the body, staying sedentary isn’t. If you work an office job and sit at a desk, you definitely want to take time every hour to get up and move around.
The British Journal of Sports Medicine cites that every hour spent sitting will slash life expectancy. Yikes! Get up, walk around and start moving. A brisk walk works perfectly!
Count your blessings.
Remembering what your grateful for is always a good thing. It’ll allow you to enjoy every day to the fullest. Whether you make a list every morning or every week, reminding yourself of what your thankful for will make you much happier and more positive.
In a bad place and can’t think of anything? Start small! Whether it’s your dog you wake up too, or the sun is out or the hot pot of coffee you have waiting for you. Everyone has something they’re grateful for.
Laughing is the best medicine and it’s good for the soul. Laughing lowers high blood pressure and it makes you feel better. So find a comedy on Netflix to watch or look up some funny videos on YouTube
SPF is often overlooked but it can actually help you live longer. Wearing sunscreen helps to decrease your risk of skin cancer! It will also help with wrinkles and to preserve your skin so the pros of wearing sunscreen and so worth it, plus it’s easy. Even if you work indoors or don’t spend much time outside, you can still get sun damage through windows and during your commute.
Spend time with your loved ones.
Spending time with family and those that you love keeps everything in perspective and it will make you happier! According to Harvard Health, having strong relationships can lead to a longer, healthier life. Even if your sister annoys you, take the time to see her and appreciate her!