Staying healthy is often challenging, with so many reasons to get distracted and stray away from anything which is good for our health. Why not make it an effort to stay healthy in 2019, if you are already feeling the need? The good news is that there are many ways you can be healthy. You are actually spoilt for choices – if you do not like any way, you can quickly try the other one. But you need to be consistent and stick to whatever you choose. It is all about patience and how consistent you are.

To get started, here are some of the easiest ways to stay healthy:

Weight Management:

To stay healthy, you need to have a healthy diet. In case you are already overweight, your first objective would be not to gain further weight. You need to shed some weight and maintain the healthy weight. There are several ways this can be done. Including physical activities and lots of movement in life can help. You need to have a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and grains. Also, it is important to eat food slowly and in small portions.

Exercise Regularly:

Nothing can be better for your health as physical activities. Investing just 30 minutes in a day, can help you to live a healthy life. If you are able to spend more time, it’s even better. If you do not have the time to visit the gym, you can start gardening, dancing or even dancing. If you visit the gym, then a mix of strength training and cardio workout can be really effective. However, it’s important to stay motivated and be consistent, in whatever you do.

Manage Stress:

In our hectic lives, we often get stressed, anxious and worried. Do you know that stress is the cause of several other diseases? To manage stress, you can start focusing on anything which makes you happy. Socialise more and do everything which helps to relax your mind. One of the best ways to manage stress is through meditation. Negative emotions and negativity in life is a silent killer.

Quit Smoking:

If you smoke, it’s time to stop it immediately! If it seems tough to quit smoking, at least start trying so that in a few days, you can at least reduce it. If it doesn’t help, you can join a quit-smoking program.

Follow a Healthy Diet:

If you wish to eat healthy, you can keep things simple. No, you do not have to hire a dietician to plan your diet. You can focus on fresh fruits, whole grains, vegetables and ensure that you have very little of red meat. You need to also cut all bad fats. You can select fish, beans and chicken and stay away from red meat.

Drink Plenty of Water:

Most of us ignore this important fact for healthy living. Drinking at least ten glasses of water daily is important for the body. Water is needed for the proper functioning of the body. It is also needed for flushing out toxins from the body. Accumulation of toxins in the body can lead to several complications.

As you start your health journey, try any of these and it is going to make a difference in how it feels.