Nowadays, we are usually so busy that we barely leave any time at all for taking care of our mental and physical health. We always seem to be in a rush; no matter how fast we get things done, there is always something else to do. Especially when you’re a parent. This leads to developing unhealthy habits, such as not resting enough, stressing over small stuff, not eating well, etc.

Creating healthy habits doesn’t have to be difficult or disrupt your personal, family, and work commitments. You can incorporate them into your daily life little by little, and sooner than you think, you will start experiencing changes in your mood, attitude, physical health and overall well-being. Here are 5 simple healthy habits everyone should include in their routine:

1. Regular Exercise

Studies show that people who exercise regularly have lower rates of mortality, given that physical activity helps prevent an extensive number of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, depression, and osteoporosis. In addition, exercise can make you feel relaxed and happy, given that it produces endorphins, a hormone released by the pituitary gland that gives you feelings of pleasure, strength, and self-confidence.

And you don’t even have to get a gym membership to incorporate physical activity into your life. Making exercise a habit can be as easy as taking 20 minutes out of your daily routine to do yoga, go for a walk in the park, take a dance class, or follow an exercise routine online. Try bringing your kids along for some of these activities or look for family-friendly exercise classes, and you’ll also be teaching them the benefits of a healthy lifestyle from the start.

2. Avoid Alcohol

We all enjoy drinking a glass of wine or a beer after a stressful day, and there is nothing wrong with doing it as long as you do so in moderation. But if you feel like you need a drink whenever you face a stressful situation, or you feel like you can’t have fun at a party without alcohol, it might be time to reduce your consumption.

Alcohol can damage several organs in your bodies such as your brain, heart, liver, and pancreas, and it can increase the risk of developing many types of cancer including mouth, esophagus, throat, and…
 

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