What is the one limiting factor that puts us all on an even playing field? Time. That’s right; No matter how busy we are, we all have just 24 hours a day. But despite seemingly hectic schedules some people just seem to always remain fit, healthy, and radiating with energy…how do they do it? We tapped into some of the healthiest people we know to find out what habits they use in their day to day that allow them to keep living their life in bold.
Top 10 Habits of Super Healthy People
1. They stick to a routine
Healthy people pretty much run like clockwork. They go to bed relatively the same time every night, and wake up the same time each morning. They eat meals at the same time, workout at the same time, and get their best work done at the same time. While this may sound boring the structure allows them to work more efficiently so they can maximize their day and be the most productive.
2. They make health a priority
Everyone gets busy; work, kids, social calendars, but healthy people know to be their best they have to be their healthiest. This means putting their health first, by making time for exercise and home cooking, investing in quality supplements, taking down time, and taking a preventative approach to their health care.
3. They eat a whole foods diet
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4. They bridge nutritional gaps
The food we eat today isn’t the same as the food our grandparents ate. Commercial agriculture has changed our soil and food supply chain making even the healthiest food choices less nutrient dense than they were 50 years ago. Over time, nutrient gaps set the stage for low energy, weakened immunity, or even chronic disease.
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5. They move!
Not just by going to the gym, but rather all forms of movement. Sure a daily sweat session is good, but if that is the only movement you get all day you are sorely missing out. Healthy people make an effort to get up and move during the day, walk or ride their bike where possible, take the stairs, and stretch to prevent muscle tightness or imbalances.
6. They unplug one hour before bed
All day long we are bombarded with countless electro magnetic frequencies (EMFs) from the various screens, cellular devices and wifi signals. This radiation has been shown to have an impact on our own energy systems, impacting our ability to relax and unwind. Not only that, the blue light from these devices impacts our melatonin production, and further inhibits our ability to achieve deep, restful sleep. Healthy people turn their devices off an hour before bed, and allow their body the chance to unwind by reading or doing other relaxing activities that make for a quality night’s sleep.
7. They enjoy time with family and friends
Human beings are social creatures, and it has been shown that positive relationships (either with family or friends) has the power to affect not only mental health, but physical health as well. Adults who are more socially connected are healthier and live longer than isolated peers, with some studies even linking quality social relationships to a decreased in the development/progression of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, atherosclerosis, cancer, and wound healing.
8. They practice gratitude
While all of us may practice gratitude at certain times of year, say during holidays or special events, healthy people know that practicing a daily gratitude gives them an edge when it comes to their health. Grateful people are shown to take better care of themselves, are better able to cope with stress, and thanks to the optimistic state of mind have a better immune system than those who are more negative.
9. They try something new
Live your life in bold. That is the motto of healthy people!! Healthy people know that challenging themselves, and pushing outside their comfort zone helps to break free of stagnation and challenge both body and mind. Trying something new provides new life experiences, the potential for new social interactions, and helps keep both body and mind active.
10. They eat slowly and mindfully
It is often said “you are what you eat”, but it may be more accurately stated as “you are what your body absorbs”. Healthy people know that eating under stress or in a rushed state wreaks havoc on their digestive system, causing everything from heartburn, to indigestion, to nausea and constipation. Healthy people eat in a relaxing environment, away from things like the TV and computer, and eat slowly ensuring to chew food properly to ensure maximum nutrient absorption.
BONUS Healthy Habit: Their Brain is On Nature
“Man is an outdoor animal” and the healthiest of the healthy know that taking some time each and everyday to get into nature has far reaching health benefits, both for body and mind. Science has shown that spending time in green space boosts the immune system, lowers stress levels, and improves blood pressure. It provides a sense of deep relaxation that increases a positive mind set and lessens negative thoughts and feelings. To spend time outdoors offers a uniquely healing counterbalance to our modern, hectic world that based on screens and technology.
Check out more ways to get lasting energy in our All Day Energy infographic.
- Social Relationships and Health: A flashpoint for health policy. Journal of Health and Social Relationships. Accessed online: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150158/
- Boost your health with a dose of gratitude. WebMD. Accessed online: http://www.webmd.com/women/features/gratitute-health-boost