Ways to Live a Happier and Healthier Lifestyle
Whether you feel like you are stuck in a rut or are satisfied with the life you’re leading right now, there are some simple small tweaks that you can make to your overall lifestyle that can kick your happiness up a notch. These tips aren’t ones you may normally think of as benefiting your life, but any one of them can boost energy, help with better sleep, and bring more smiles to your face.
Natural sunlight can give an automatic boost to your levels of vitamin D, which gives you energy. And just the simple act of being outside under the sky can lower blood pressure, heart rate, reduce stress, and improve mood. You may not be a nature lover or like long hikes in the woods, but even just getting out into your backyard can provide the same benefits as walking through a forest. Especially if you build yourself a backyard oasis one of our great outdoor hot tubs at PoolSide Spa Sales and Service.
Read a Book
Reading can take you to another world, and help you relax and ease stress. Getting lost in a book can be inspiring and motivational, and you may have the added bonus of learning something every time you read. Make it even more beneficial to a healthier lifestyle by reading your book in relaxing surroundings with sights, smells, or sounds that help take you away from the stresses of your day.
Get More Sleep
Many studies have shown that a lack of sleep can lead to many detrimental things in your life - including a lack of productivity, increased illness, and a higher risk for accidents and injuries. 7 to 8 hours a night should be your goal, and if you’re having trouble sleeping it may help to set up a routine before bed. Turn off electronics, try to get to bed around the same time every night, don’t drink caffeine late, and try to get some relaxing time in before bed. Wind down with a book or some meditation, soak in a tub or spa, or do some calming stretching and breathing.
Do Something You Enjoy
We all seem to struggle to find enough time in the day, but it’s an important part of happiness and wholeness to set aside a few minutes to do something you enjoy every day. Even if it’s as simple as reading your favourite book, doing an activity for 10 minutes, calling a friend or family member and chatting on the phone for a while, or just taking some quiet time for yourself.
Relax in Your Spa
Relaxing to some might seem a waste of time, but it’s an important part of a healthy lifestyle. If you burn the candle at both ends you risk wearing yourself out quickly and thoroughly. Not taking any time for yourself can lead to health problems, stress, and an overall feeling of not being well. A great way to relax is to soak in a hot tub. Not only can it help you relax mentally, but the heat and water can help your body physically relax as well.
Stay Happy and Healthy
If you are looking to raise your quality of life, getting a hot tub or spa can help you do all of the things listed above. If you’re looking for a quality spa in the BC area, please just give us a call or visit our showroom at Poolside Spa Sales and Service. We have all you need to set up a hot tub, everything for hot tub maintenance and all the hot tub accessories you could want. Come see us today! For more useful information about hot tubs and backyard leisure, take a look at the other articles in our blog!