15 Ways To Take Care Of Your Health In 2021

15 Ways To Take Care Of Your Health In 2021

2020 has been more than just a tough year for each of us. With the onset of a new year, a fresh year full of hopes and new beginnings, every human being has a plan to live life a healthier way. The year 2020 has taught us the importance of health the hard way, and nobody wants to take a chance this year. The fear is omnipresent; no compromise with health in 2021.

Although it may sound like a ‘task’ but the truth is, staying healthy and taking care of health isn’t that tough a deal. You only need to be diligent with your efforts and know why you are doing whatever you are doing for your health. 

And, when we say, ‘taking care of your health’ we are not meaning only the physical health. A proper health also takes into account your mental health and emotional well being. After all, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being is also as important as physical health.

Take care of your health, it is the only place you have to live in.

Here’s how you can make 2021 a healthier and happier year:

  1. Share compassion – You get what you give. If you want to receive positivity, care, and compassion in abundance, learn to give the same way. Care is a two way process; if it turns one way from either of the two ends, it could lead to compassion fatigue. Learn to love yourself. If you do not show yourself some love, you will reach a point where you’ll have nothing to give away to a second person.
  1. Eat a good filling breakfast – How the body reacts throughout the day often depends on what you have in your breakfast. Make every day a new beginning, make every breakfast count. Begin each morning with a healthy breakfast. Eat a protein rich breakfast and gain enough energy for the whole day. Plus points – having a good breakfast can enhance your concentration and make the rest of the day easier and better for you.
  1. Take care of your mental health- Stress is inevitable, but you need to learn how to manage it. Learn to relax and share your burden. If you feel you need help, do not hesitate to ask. Do not judge yourself for feeling a certain way. Connect and communicate, whether you do it online or face to face, but be in touch with people who make you feel better about yourself. If things are not going well, take a break; a change of scene or place is good for your mental health.
  1. Consider your sexual health seriously – Enjoying a healthy and active sex life is as important as the source itself. Sexual health reflects the overall health of the person. A healthy sex life not only feels good, but is actually goof for you. Be open to talking to your partner and taking necessary precautions for safe sex. Indulge in safe sex and get tested for STDs if you have unprotected sex. 
  1. Limit your connection with technology – Technology is the way of the current world, but we all need to learn to set our boundaries. Do not surround yourself with digital connections. It is not important to always respond to the texts and messages immediately. Staying ‘on’ round the clock is not good for health. 
  1. Set a plan – Set a plan, make a task list. If it is your finances that bother you, get a plan for that too. Do not stress over things and make yourself get worried at the last moment. Make a plan of your expenses at the beginning of every month. If you have multiple tasks to deliver by the end of the day, make a plan for that too. 

  1. Go for regular health check ups – Human body is an astonishing element. One can never know what goes inside. Many health problems come with symptoms, but there are several ailments that do not exhibit any symptoms or trouble. Regular check-ups can help find potential health issues before they become a problem. Seeing a doctor regularly can help detect diseases at an early stage. It saves your health, time, and money.
  1. Be proactive about your health – Do not procrastinate; if you are ill, go for a check-up before your condition deteriorates. No diseases can be treated overnight, neither are doctors’ magicians. So, pay attention to your health and understand when it is time to make necessary changes.
  1. Sleep well – Do not be a night owl. The term might sound fancy, but its side effects are not so. Try to get a sound sleep of 7-8 hours every day. For better sleep, doctors recommend sleeping in a dark room, with a comfortable temperature. Falling asleep to light music can help rest your brain better.
  1. Check your blood pressure and sugar levels – Keeping a check on the blood pressure and sugar level is extremely important for people of all age groups. But, if you are in your 40s or above, this is a must for you. Hypertension is a silent killer. So, in 2021 one of your fitness goals should be tracking the numbers of these vitals and taking preventive measures at the earliest.
  1. Be Happy – This requires no fresh year or resolution to kick-start. This requires no reason too. Being happy is a conscious decision. Train your mind to be happy and optimistic. The fact that you are still healthy and alive, and stepping into another year with loved ones around is a blessing in itself. Not everyone has been so lucky the previous year. So, be grateful. Find happiness in little things of life. The positive vibes will reflect in your health too.

  1. Laugh more – No medicines, no magic. Just laugh everyday and boost your immunity. Laughter decreases your stress hormones and increases the immunity of the stress-fighting antibodies. In turn, laughter can improve your resistance to disease. Laughter enhances the release of endorphins, the feel-good chemicals of the body. Laugh everyday, laugh more, laugh loudly and laugh carefree, it can promote overall well being and even relieve pain from the body.
  1. Cut down on smoke and alcohol – This is easier said than done. But, the sooner you do, the better it is for your health. Regular smoke and alcohol puts you at the risk of getting cancer. Problems like these come heavily not only on your health but on the overall well-being of the family. So, think of your health, and think of your family members before you blow the next cigarette or take the next peg of drink.
  1. Eat small and often – Do not fill your stomach at one go. Eat a balanced meal every 3 or 4 hours. Do not starve either. Eating in small amounts at regular intervals can boost the body’s fat-burning potential. If you do not eat often, your body will go into a starvation mode. At this phase, the body starts conserving calories, burning muscles for energy and storing fats. None of these are good for your health.
  1. Drink enough water – The secret ingredient is always water. The benefit of this magical potent goes beyond understanding of most human beings. Water in the body impacts how you feel, how you look, your concentration capacity, and how quickly you recover after the beast workout session. Water determines the maximum good and bad in your body. Start and end the day with a glass of lukewarm water. In between, drink as much water as you can.

You might make several posts on social media using #NewYearResolutions, or #NewMe. But the fact is, a new year is nothing but an opportunity to leave behind the bad, take ahead the lessons, and do better for the rest of the time. If you do not leave behind your old habits and do not make new amendments in life and lifestyle habits, the opportunity won’t serve any purpose.

So, make the best of every opportunity that you get in 2021. Make this year all about a better version of yourself. Make every day and every act count. When the year ends, you will have a lot to be thankful about.