When discussing health and wellbeing, there are so many methods, programmes, and diets that have been recommended. While some are very common, others are not talked about enough even though they also work fine. Some of these unpopular contributions to healthy living don’t even involve excessive effort. They are very simple, and anyone can use them to improve their wellbeing. If you’re looking for alternative methods to staying healthy, then consider these few tips the next time you’re developing a routine to enhance your health.
- Eat more to eat less
This sounds strange, but wait a minute to know why before throwing out the idea. Eating less has the disadvantage of getting you even hungrier and craving more unhealthy food. So eating more, in this case, is about having some key nutrients in your diet to make it more filling. Ingredients with a high protein and fat per serving are a good place to start if you want to be satisfied faster and for longer. This technique will keep hunger at bay and prevent you from consuming too many calories that come with eating in bits and pieces.
- Use hot drinks to cool you
If you’ve ever felt flustered but cannot consume a cold drink for one reason or the other, then this tip is for you. The body is designed to recognize a change in temperature and act to bring the body back to the suitable heat level. So when you take a hot beverage, your body will see it as a sign to lower its temperature to keep you feeling refreshed. You will then notice some sweating which is a cooling mechanism. So the next time you’re looking to calm your body a little rethink grabbing for the cold drink.
- Do more writing
These days with the prevalence of technology, typing is the go-to way of getting words on paper. But there’s a lot that writing can do for you as well. Writing activates parts of your brain that is responsible for mental processes like attention, psychomotor coordination, and memory. To be fair, you might not always have the option to write – for example when you’re at work, so consider starting with ideas such as a daily journal or physically writing out your to-do list or shopping list.
- Consider plant medicine
You are probably used to conventional medicine and prefer that because of the substantial evidence that supports their use. But some plants have also been discovered to provide some benefits when it comes to health. In fact, some of the manufactured drugs used in healthcare today have some of these plants in them.
While a lot more research is going on to explore the full benefits of this flora, so far, they offer complementary benefits in healthcare. Turmeric, for example, is believed to provide dermatological benefits because of its anti-inflammatory property. Marijuana also is considered to be useful for severe nausea, pain, and glaucoma. For some plants like the latter, however, you’ll need authorization to use. The AmediCanna Blog has derailed the steps involved in getting this permission, as well as the criteria you’ll have to meet.
If you feel your routine for keeping yourself fit and healthy is repetitive, then it’ll do you some good to consider methods outside the box. The ones mentioned are just a few but can go a long way to enhance your wellness.