Switch To These Friendly Habits For A Healthier You!

In the modern digital age, we have better access to information than ever. Simply take your smartphone out of your pocket and Google whatever you’re wondering, and you’ll have a solid answer right in front of you within seconds. Luckily, this means that more people than ever are finding methods to become healthier in their daily life, or finding ‘Life Pro Tips’ to help them achieve simple but effective shortcuts in a wide array of life situations.

However, all of this information is just that, information. The meaning of this new knowledge is largely yours to define. Will you implement these healthy habits to help you become a better person? Unfortunately, articles which teach you these things can’t also give you the discipline or regular attempts you need to make them fixtures of your daily schedule. Humans are complex beings, and as such we need to negotiate with ourselves as opposed to tyrannising ourselves in order to make positive progress.

Here are a few tips to do so:

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Erasing Bad Habits

A bad habit is best erased not by constantly fighting the old, but by building the new. If you don’t have something else ready and waiting to take your time, then you are simply freeing up time in your schedule which you will largely use to fall back to the same old mistakes. Build new habits, and try to make them more positive than before.

For example, instead of drinking high sugar energy drinks to start your day, invest in a good coffee machine and purchase ground coffee of good quality. Instead of smoking a pack or two of cigarettes a day, chew nicotine gum and switch to vaping with some form of flavor like those found in Dinner Lady eliquids. Instead of getting Ubers to work, why not purchase a bus pass which can save you money and force you into a waking schedule that will have a beneficial knock on effect of getting you to work on time.

There is always something better to supplement your schedule with. So find it!

Progression

Over time, we might find it difficult to see a light at the end of the tunnel. The subtractions of age or even getting too comfortable within a schedule might mean that you slowly begin resting on your laurels. The best way to feel happy and active in this life is to engage yourself with being better on a daily basis.

Try new things, and meet new people. The person who stagnates is the person who slowly begins their decline, so switching to better habits might be as simple as visiting a new location once a week, or making an effort to talk to new people at the bar. If you imagine your happiness and activeness as a circle spreading around you when you do things or have adventures that nourish you, this circle of interest grows. When you stagnate, stay home for too long, it will shrink.


With these tips, you will become a refreshed individual in attitude and your personal daily life!

Relaxing yoga exercises you can do while sitting on a chair

Regardless of whether you’re injured or you don’t have mobility for some temporary illness or you find yourself stuck in an office chair, you can still practice yoga while sitting on your chair. It is not that the best yoga postures can be done only on a yoga mat but if you have the willingness of practicing yoga while being seated on a chair, you can still do that. With chair yoga, you can reap all the health benefits of yoga, bone mass & muscle, relaxation, balance and awareness of mind-spirit and body. So, here are few chair yoga postures that you can start doing to stay fit.

#1: Padmasana

Lotus position is considered as a conventional seat for meditation and for doing this, you can sit in a comfortable position on your desk chair keeping your neck and spine position erect and straight and then start calming down your brain. Keep your hands in a palms-up position where the first fingers and thumb will be touching. If you’re doing it in an office setting, you can sit on the chair and cross your legs to make the lotus position. Padmasana is said to destroy all diseases.

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#2: Garudasana or Eagle Arms

Sit down erect on a chair and place your arms in front at an angle of 90 degree. Cross in such a manner that the right arm is on top of the left and then interlock them and press the palms together. The tips of your fingers should be pointed upwards and feel yourself contracting. If you wish to get as stretch through your legs, you can even interlock them together as well.

#3: Knee squeeze

Sit straight in your chair, take a deep breath and hug both your hands around the left knee and pull it towards your chest. Hold in the breath for few seconds and then while you exhale, lower the head towards your knee and hold it there for few seconds. The pose relaxes the lower back and enhances respiration and digestion.

#4: Tadasana or mountain pose

This is usually a standing pose which can be modified and even done while sitting on a chair. While sitting straight on your chair, clasp the hands and inhale and exhale your arms forward. While inhaling, turn the palms far away from your body and exhale raising the arms till the palms face towards the ceiling. If you want to go deep into this posture, bend the arms on each side.

#5: Twist

Twists are ideal for maintaining a healthy spinal cord, strengthening obliques and detoxifying all the organs. Place the palms on the chair’s arms and inhale and when you exhale, turn your chest and the abdomen towards the right and move your shoulders. Inhale in order to expand your chest and exhale in order to twist deeper. Repeat on both sides.

Therefore, if you’re restricted to a chair due to your work pressures or health pressures, you can definitely do the above mentioned ones in order to boost your health conditions. Learn how to do it from your fitness instructor if you don’t know what to do.