Living in the 21st century brings many benefits, but it can also lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. With easy (and often cheap) access to fast food, it’s not hard to forgo fresh fresh fruit and vegetables in exchange for convenience. And due to our technological advances, desk jobs and work-from-home opportunities are plentiful—but that lifestyle often includes a general lack of exercise. If you live in a city, you are also disconnected with nature due to your concrete jungle surroundings—this can also make a healthy lifestyle difficult to navigate.
It’s hard to make healthy choices when you have a sedentary job, are surrounded by cheap food establishments, and the only form of green in your life is your dying desk succulent.
If you want to make some healthy changes in your life this year, here are a few tips to promote a healthier lifestyle if you are a city dweller.
- Online shopping for wholesome food – There are many small organic farms in Australia and they will deliver fresh, organic produce to your doorstep. A weekly order will ensure that you receive all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to remain healthy. You can also order coffee beans online in Australia rather than drinking expensive cafe coffee or powdered instant coffee—they have decaf beans if you prefer. You can order from a local wholesome food supplier and totally change your diet, which you can combine with a training program.
- Head for the hills at weekends – The great thing about Australia is you are never far from natural beauty and no matter how hard you work during the week, the weekends should incorporate time in a rural area, where you can reconnect with Mother Nature. Invest in a mountain bike and explore local trails while also becoming fitter. Here are a few ways to boost your self-esteem.
- Take a daily A-Z Supplement – All it takes is a single tablet first thing in the morning to ensure that you receive all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need. If you are run down, your immune system is weakened and you can fall prey to pathogens. This is especially important for the over-50s, who are more likely to have a deficiency. A few weeks after taking a vitamin, you should feel like you have more energy and your immune system is strengthened. Talk to your doctor to find the best supplement for your needs.
- Bring nature into your home – Take a trip to your local garden centre and buy some indoor plants; adding tropical greenery will make your living space feel more natural. Tending plants is soothing and over a period of aa few months, you can add significant flora and fauna to your décor. Other ways to bring nature into your home include bamboo kitchen implements, timber furniture and natural cotton for bedsheets and towels.
- Create a home gym – For a small investment, you can create a home gym and that means you no longer need that gym membership. Think of the time you’ll save by working out at home! Search for online suppliers of weight training equipment and in no time, you will be able to work out at home. Of course, if you don’t work out, this is a great time to start; it is easy to fall into an inactive lifestyle when you work in an office and we all need a nudge now and then.
We all take our good health & well-being for granted and we hope that the above tips help you to make some positive changes in your life.