Now if you have been a fan of the blog for a while now then you know that I am a huge fan of doing simple things to better my health. I think your twenties (yes I am in my twenties) are the perfect time to develop good habits for your mind and body. And if you don’t know I am a chronic illness warrior (I like that word better than sufferer) so I have to try extra hard sometimes to take care of my health, and because of that I have developed a few simple habits that help me to stay as healthy as possible.
I always drink water. Legitimately a day does not go by that I don’t drink at least one glass, if not more of water. If you are wanting to improve your health the number one thing I would recommend is to start drinking more water. Not only does it help your brain function better, but it makes your skin look better, helps to cleanse your body, and rehydrates you. I mean come on it’s water, after all.
This is probably the one thing that most people won’t think about when it comes to their health, but it is by far one of the things that I swear by, and that is meditation If you have followed my chronic illness journey then you know that meditation is a huge part of my pain management, so I swear my meditation.
One thing that is relatively new for me is yoga. Because of my chronic illness a lot of exercise programs can’t accommodate what I need, so when I started yoga I was expecting it to not work out, but was pleasantly surprised. I mean we all know the importance of exercise and moving our bodies, and I think the key is finding what works for you and what doesn’t. I have found that I am a huge fan of yoga because there are so many different varieties, and it is super accommodating to beginners.
Not the grocery story silly. What I mean by Whole Foods are foods that come in their purest form, or whole. This is something I started several years ago, and I cannot swear by it enough if you are someone who struggles with stomach issues or is just trying to eat healthier.
The last thing I do for my health is take supplements. You see I am allergic to the sun, yes yes I know it’s ridiculous but it is what it is. Having said that since getting my vitamin D from the good ole Sun isn’t always an option, I have Vitamin D supplements to help by body. I am also severely anemic so I take iron supplements to help my red blood cells and boost my energy. Now if you aren’t a chronic illness warrior like me maybe you don’t need all of these supplements, but taking vitamins and supplements can be super beneficial in supplementing your health.
Taking your health into your own hands can be hard, but I hope that these simple health choices will inspire you to live a healthier and happier life. If you try out any of these tips or want to share your own feel free to comment and let me know.