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Improve Your Life and Your Health With These Simple Lifestyle Changes

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If the coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to appreciate what we have and to not take things for granted. Loved ones, friends, going outside, heading to the shops and of course, our health. 

Not only does being stuck indoors and having limited contact with people really put things into perspective, but it can also make us feel like we’re stuck in a bit of a rut, and highlight the things that we might need to change. From bad habits to unreliable friends, there’s never been a better time to revaluate your life and put yourself first. Wondering where to start? Here we’ll look at how you can improve your life and your health with these simple lifestyle changes.

Kick that smoking habit

We all know how dangerous smoking is, and how it can damage your quality of life. So, why not take the opportunity to quit. You have lots of options to make the change, from speaking with your GP, to support groups, nicotine products and vaping alternatives – if you need helping choosing a vape pen, click the link. Quitting smoking or opting for a vaping product will make you happier and healthier, as well as improve your skin, your teeth and your breath!

Go for a run

With the roads quieter than ever before, and fewer people around (if you’re feeling a little self-conscious) there’s never been a better time to pull on those trainers and go for a run. You don’t have to run for weight loss, running is also good for your mental health. Spending time outdoors is beneficial too!

Switch those fizzy drinks for water

Fizzy drinks are fine as a treat, but they’re also linked to obesity and bad oral health. Up your water intake so you can enjoy the benefits. 

  • Alleviates fatigue
  • Better skin
  • Improved digestion
  • Reduces the risk of headaches and migraines

Read more

After a long day, most of us partake in mindless activities like scrolling social media feeds endlessly or browsing clickbait on the internet. Instead, why not pick up a book? Reading creates a sense of calm and clarity. It’s also a way of giving your brain a workout, helping to keep it sharp and alert as it processes information. There are many benefits to reading books that take you on insightful journeys.

Start saying no

Many of us are people pleasers. This can make saying “no” incredibly difficult. However, you may end up agreeing to things you don’t want to do or can’t dedicate the time to, increasing your stress levels. Accept that it’s ok to say “no” and it doesn’t devalue you as a person.

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