The 6 most beneficial lifestyle habits

1- Take care of your mental health.

Loving oneself is not being egotistical. Set aside time for your hobbies on a regular basis. Reading will immerse you in unlimited universes, the same for TV series and movies from around the globe.

There is no set age to develop your talents for painting, music, do-it-yourself projects, etc. Meditate, nourish your soul. Add self-worth by volunteering, mentoring. You’ll see that giving is better than receiving. Respect your rhythm while at work. Avoid toxic people who drain your energy.

2- Regularly practise your favourite physical activity.

Don’t concern yourself with athlete-status… Are you already physically active? Good job! Even if you’re not the athletic type, remember that every bit counts. If you must work while sitting, get up once per hour and walk around the office. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Get off the bus one or two stops before your destination. Take a little walk in the evening or early morning at your own rate.

3- Alcohol? In moderation.

It is not alcohol that is detrimental, it’s the excess. Avoid excess and abuse, which will cause both physical and mental problems. Generally speaking, moderate consumption for women is 2 glasses per day (maximum of 10 glasses per week) and for men, an average of 3 glasses per day (maximum of 15 per week).

4- A restful night’s sleep, a winning condition.

Quality sleep is achieved through routine. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time. Sleep in a quiet, dark and cool room. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks before going to bed, same goes for the TV and screens on mobile devices.

5- Eliminate, or at the very least, decrease.

You’ll automatically decrease your risk of lung cancer and heart disease and improve your blood oxygen concentration levels. Over time, you’ll notice an improvement in your sense of taste and smell.

6- Change your relationship with food.

There’s nothing wrong with some chips, a pizza or chocolate from time to time… As long as it’s in moderation. Listen to your body. Stop eating when you’re no longer hungry. Eat more slowly. Do not see food as a reward. Do you feel nervous or stressed? Instead of opening the fridge, open the front door and go for a walk. Aim for a good weekly balance between calories consumed and calories burned to avoid recurring diets and changes in your weight.


By Roger Lemay