5 ways to stay happy and healthy

By Amy Armstrong

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Happiness and health come hand and in hand, so prioritising both should be high on your agenda.
This starts by living a healthy, well-rounded life that’s fulfilling, positive and, most importantly, happy.

There are lots of ways to help ensure you remain happy, healthy and fulfilled everyday of your life. Here are our top tips…


Exercise is key to your health and happiness. After all, a significant amount of research has proven that regular exercise can not only help to boost your mood but it can also increase your self esteem and help you to sleep better.

This is due to the endorphins in your body, which are released when you exercise. Fitness experts recommend that all of us should be doing at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day.

And exercise needn’t be something that you dread! There are plenty of fun ways to stay fit and healthy without having to hit the gym.


Eat Well

Eating well can have a huge impact on your health, happiness and wellbeing. This is because eating a well balanced healthy diet packed with plenty of fruit, vegetable and protein has also been proven to improve your mood and health.

With this in mind, you should pay close attention to what you eat, especially when it comes to avoiding processed foods, sweets, chocolate and excessive carbs!

At the same time, you should also watch your alcohol intake.


Take time for you

Life can be stressful at times. After all, juggling work, family and friends can be difficult.

However, finding true peace of mind is paramount to your general health and wellbeing.

With this mind, you should always take time out of your day to relax, unwind and do the things that make you happy, whether that’s reading a book or enjoying a long soak in the tub.

At the same time, you should evaluate the things in your life that are making you stressed in order to free up more time for you and cut out the day-to-day stresses and worries that have a negative impact on your life.


Don’t compare yourself to other people

Not everyone lives their life on the same timeframe or in the same way. So don’t let a skewed and often unrealistic perception of reality get you down.

Instead, you should put all of your energy into living a life that makes you happy and achieving your own personal goals. Spend some time reflecting on where you are now and where you want to be.


Write down what you are grateful for

Writing down the things in your life that you are grateful is a great way to build more happiness.

So, when you wake up in the morning remind yourself what you are grateful for and why. This will instantly alter your thoughts and create a positive mind-set for the day ahead.

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Amy Armstrong

Amy is an experienced copywriter specialising in health and nutrition.