8 Healthy Habits that will Make You a Hardcore Wellness Warrior

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Mar 05, 2014

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Quick Bites

  • Dry brushing increases lymphatic drainage and boosts circulation.
  • Protect yourself with a shower filter to avoid absorbing chemicals.
  • Drinking lemon cayenne water is a great way to alkalinize your body.
  • Infuse your soup broth with superfoods like berries and turmeric.

So you have started the journey with eating more veggies, swapping toxic beauty products with organic ones and replaced junk with nutritious food. But what comes next? You need to be well and sustain the state.

To handle the expected and unexpected in our daily lives, it is essential to be hale and hearty- inside out. Once you have resolved to be it, look further and adopt some habits to ensure that you’re hitting your peak performance. Everyone knows that a balanced diet and regular exercise can help you live vibrantly. But a few health habits can take you up to the next level.

How to be Well

Dry Brush Your Skin

Haven’t heard of it? Well, you are losing out on a very effective way to get a cleaner, more radiant body skin.  Dry brushing increases lymphatic drainage and boosts circulation. It also helps your body ditch dead skin. It can help reduce cellulite and is a great way to wake up in the morning.

Bend Over Properly

A poor posture can leave your body in pain. Body is your temple and it must be respected and cared for. This is particularly true of the back, the oft-injured anchor of the body. To save your back the trouble, keep it straight all the time, even while sitting. Stop being lousy, it won’t do any good.

Protect Your Shower With a Filter

Drinking spring water is good but what are you bathing with? No, you don’t need to use spring water for your bath but getting a shower filter installed will help. An article in the American Journal of Public Health says that soaking up water in shower is especially dangerous because the chlorine goes directly into your bloodstream. This means you absorb 6 times more chlorine per glass while showering than if you were drinking the same water.

How to be Well

Stretch Yourself

As many of us sit behind desks for most of our waking life, our muscles stay stiff and contracted, greatly increasing the chance of injury during unplanned physical activity. Stretching in the morning and evening will ensure that your body functions as a well-oiled machine. Don’t forget to warm-up before stretching.

Drink Lemon Cayenne Water

Sure it’s not the tastiest beverage; it surely is one that alkalinizes your body, flushes your liver, and boosts your digestion. Start your day with warm water, lemon juice and cayenne pepper (as much as you can handle.)

Breathe From Your Stomach

Rather than your chest! Most of us don’t breathe properly and take short, rapid breaths. We should, however, be breathing from the diaphragm, an area between the stomach and chest. This takes less effort, maximises oxygen intake and relaxes both body and mind.

How to be Well

Go the Broth-y Way

Making soup? Infuse the broth with superfoods like gogi berries, chaga mushroom, turmeric and maca. You can also include the goodness of seaweed in your diet. Sea vegetables are alkalinizing and contain iodine, essential for thyroid health.

Eat Smaller, Frequent Meals

Ditch your three-meal-a-day regime and eat five or six times a day; but, less. Planning meals properly and limiting portion size will prevent overeating which tends to have the greatest impact on our overall fitness.

As everyday people, we lead a busy life and health and fitness take a back seat. Activities like hitting the gym and playing sports seem like an impossible plan for most of us. But, we can’t let these alibis leave us unhealthy. Adopt the aforementioned healthy habits to hit your peak performance.

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