Creating a lifestyle that is equally as happy as it is healthy is the goal of many. While it may be easy in the beginning to kickstart a new workout regimen or plan your day around healthful eating – all while staying zen and mindful – It’s staying healthy that presents the ultimate challenge.
Forming healthy lifestyle habits is a matter of willpower, discipline and self-control. Combining these factors on a consistent basis is where it gets tricky, which is exactly what we are digging into in this post on how creating a lasting routine of conscious, healthful living can be achieved with the support of the only-one-of-its-kind nutrition for the mind, body and spirit – ZL organic, full-spectrum hemp products.
Here, we shed light on 3 basic wellbeing topics on what causes people to reach their peak performance in the game of life, and what helps them stay there.
Being Mindful of Your Mental Health
Mental health is a very front-of-mind topic right now. With more research revealing just how important mental health is, the topic is ridding the once negative stigma attached to it, and opening the conversation up further to uncover the truths of poor mental health normalcy.
Referring to our cognitive, behavioral and emotional wellbeing, the health of our minds affects everything we do, from making important career decisions to being present when spending time with our kids to recognizing when we need a break from reality.
Being mindful of your mental health simply means being aware of how you are feeling on a day-to-day basis concerning where your mental state is at work, at home, and everywhere in-between. An excellent way to improve your mental health is to surround yourself with positive and uplifting people. Feeling the support and comfort of others is a huge beneficiary factor guaranteed to enhance your mental state, and moreover, your quality of life. Another way to improve your mental health is to shake up your daily routine that may be causing you to feel rather blah.
Bike to work instead of driving. Call an old friend you haven’t talked to in awhile to catch up. When something is bothering you, talk it out with someone you trust. These are all simple, attainable changes you can make to feel more in control of your thoughts and behaviors that can improve your mental state.
Staying Active Every Day, Throughout The Day
Staying active could arguably be the number one thing you can do to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Studies have concluded that exercising just three times per week significantly decreases your chance of heart disease, excessive weight gain, type 2 diabetes and premature death. Regular physical activity is also linked to lessening symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders.
You may already know of the multitude of benefits that come with exercising, but a secret to keeping the mind extra sharp and the body super fit is mixing up your daily and weekly workouts – taking a spin class on Monday, a HITT class on Tuesday and going for a run on Thursday – i.e. not running ragged on an elliptical every morning.
Switching up your workouts by incorporating a mix of cardio, weights and low-impact exercises into your fitness regimens challenges your brain to think differently – an essential manifestation for maintaining excellent wellbeing.
In addition to dedicating time to multiple workouts per week, you should also be incorporating movement throughout your days by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or biking to work instead of driving. Making small, simple changes like taking a walk around the block every two-three hours makes a huge difference in the way we look, feel and behave for the remainder of the day.
Making Healthy Eating Choices
We live in a world of on-demand convenience. If we’re cooking dinner and realize we don’t have the garlic clove we need to put the finishing touch on a meal, we can literally have one delivered to our door. If we are stuck on the highway with a flat tire, we can count on UberEats to bring us a little pick-me-up of whatever we’re craving – Thai noodles and a chocolate chip cookie, for example.
No matter where you live, odds are, you are blessed (and cursed) with an infinite number of dining and snack options, and the temptation to give in to whatever it is we feel like eating is real.
How can we avoid that temptation, then? By creating consistent, healthy eating choices, our bodies quickly recognize that healthy, whole foods make us feel great, energized and motivated, while processed foods make us feel sluggish, moody and weighed down.
To ensure you keep your mind and body in a blissful state of wellness, fill your kitchen with grab-and-go fruits like apples, bananas, grapes and blueberries. Shop at local grocery stores and farmer’s markets instead of large grocer corporations.
When trying to keep on a healthy eating track, an easy rule to follow is this: The closer it is to the Earth, the better it is for you. So, eating plant-based raw vegetables like carrots, broccoli and beets is a guaranteed way of knowing you’re receiving huge benefits from the food you’re putting into your body. And not only are healthy foods good for your body, they are literal brain fuel for our brains, and anti-inflammatory for our skin.
ZL is Passionate About Changing Lives
All Zakah Life products, which are derived from the multifaceted hemp plant, support the healthy lifestyle you are looking to achieve. Whether you are wanting to feel physically or mentally better, or are simply aiming toward improving your overall health, ZL products are incredible resources you can count on.
The natural, organic ingredients found in ZL products are a reassuring measure to all health-conscious consumers on the hunt for supplements they can trust.
From soil to hope, Zakah Life’s organically-grown hemp products are the natural choice for enhancing anyone’s health and wellbeing.