We don’t have to wait until January 1st to make a fresh start and adopt new habits. This decision can be made at any time during our life. Ask yourself the question: are there one or more simple actions that I could take to maintain or even improve my health? Recharge my batteries?
We are not talking about resolutions here, but about small gestures to introduce into your daily life for a new, healthier you. Here are some tips to help you start living your best life.
Medically reviewed by Marie-Lyssa Lafontaine, medical student, urology axis, University of Montreal, on 12/30/2022
Before committing, I make a list of habits that I could change
The best way to make this list is to ask yourself about your daily habits. For example:
- Do I smoke?
- Am I moving enough during the day?
- Am I eating well?
- Am I stressed? Anxious?
- Am I sleeping well?
- Am I at risk for cardiovascular disease? Diabetes?
From my list, I look at how to introduce a simple gesture to improve my health
The first thing to remember is that you shouldn’t try to change all your habits overnight. Start with a relatively simple change, then use that first success as a springboard.
Do I smoke?
Quitting smoking may seem like too much of a challenge, but there are plenty of resources to help you when you feel ready, starting with your pharmacist. Think about the pros and cons of quitting smoking. Try to imagine how much better you will feel if you are no longer dependent on a substance. Also consider the financial benefits of quitting smoking and the positive impact it can have on those around you. You are not ready? Go gradually, starting by gradually reducing your daily consumption.
Am I moving enough during the day?
The benefits of physical activity are well established. The goal is to move 20 to 30 minutes every day. You do not know where to start? Walk! It’s simple and free. Don’t like to walk? Read this article Lacking ideas for staying in shape after 50?
Am I eating well?
Are you fond of sweet and/or salty junk food? Processed (processed) and pre-packaged foods? Even small changes in your diet can have a big health benefit. Try to reduce your intake of sugar, salt and animal fat. Replace processed food with fresh food. It is by trying new foods that we can develop our tastes and learn to love healthy food. Please eat colorful and try these festive recipes for your prostate . And don’t forget to hydrate yourself well (1.5 to 2 liters per day).
Am I stressed? Anxious?
Recognizing your mood swings is a good first step. Use a journal to write down your feelings and help you identify anxiety-provoking events that lead to anxiety. Learn to live each moment and each emotion and explore breathing techniques that will help you deal with the stress and uncertainty you are experiencing. When possible, surround yourself with positive relationships, whether with your family, friends or colleagues, and remain open to receiving help.
Am I sleeping well?
Whether it’s due to cancer, the pandemic, or another reason, many people have trouble sleeping. Are your alarm clocks frequent? Worries get in the way and fatigue sets in? How to find a restful sleep? This article is for you .
Am I at risk for cardiovascular disease? Diabetes?
We often joke that men pay more attention to their vehicle than to their health. Although they are quick to make an appointment with a garage, they often ignore early symptoms of possible illness thinking that these are just minor problems that will go away on their own. So are you at risk? Read Gentlemen – Let’s talk about your heart risks?
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