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4 Decisions to Make in 2022 to Live a Healthier Life

If you have been struggling with your mental or physical health, 2022 might be the best year to take control of your well-being. Indeed, over the past two years, the global situation might have felt overwhelming and stressful. And, it is only normal to feel intimidated, anxious, and unable to find the right motivation.


However, now that we are facing this new normal, we have a renewed opportunity to start working on our goals, face new challenges, and open the next chapter of our life. But, to do all this and more, it is important to make the right decisions. Get started by creating a healthy routine - and commit to the decisions below!


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Enjoy Sleep and Rest


Sleeping and resting are important aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Indeed, adults should sleep an average of 7-8 hours a night at least to be fully energized. And, don’t forget that sleep is vital for many body functions! When you are sleeping well, you can better manage mental exhaustion, keep at bay stress, conserve your energy, feel more motivated, and prevent mood swings.


And, rest is just as important as sleeping, but you don’t need a nap to take a break! Opt for taking active breaks such as meditating, walking, reading, practicing yoga, or stretching.


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Focus on Your Relationship With Food


Nearly 30 million Americans have had an eating disorder, and some people struggle with a similar health condition throughout their lifetime. However, suffering from an eating disorder or a disrupted relationship with food can affect your self-image, affect your confidence, and throw your mental health off-balance.


Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder or you just wish to improve your self-image, you should consider the benefits of creating a better relationship with food. To do so, focus on eating clean, healthy, whole grain, and unrefined foods. And, don’t be afraid to start experimenting in the kitchen with local and sustainable foods!



Live More Outdoors


According to a 2019 study, you only need around 120 minutes or two hours in nature every week to reap the benefits offered by the natural environment. Spending time in a natural environment can help you lower stress levels, reduce inflammation, and keep at bay severe diseases including diabetes and heart disease.


If you are looking to live healthier in 2022, make sure you are spending some more time outdoors. And, of course, you can do so by taking walks at the local park, going for hikes in nature, or just heading to the nearest beach for swimming.


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Consult a Professional


Living a healthier life is not always easy, especially if you are struggling to stick to your routine, battling mental health issues, or unable to find the right level of motivation. However, luckily, you don’t have to face the journey ahead by yourself! Today, you can find plenty of supportive communities.


And, getting started on your journey to health with a buddy can help you keep focus. But don’t forget that consulting experts such as the ones at the Sunshine Behavioral Health can help you sail through a healthier version of yourself.


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The information in this post is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is being provided to you to educate you about women's wellness and as a self-help tool for your own use. It is not a substitute for medical or health advice from a professional who is aware of the facts and circumstances of your individual situation. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For the full Disclaimer, please click here.

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