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Free ways to become healthier and happier

Because most important things in life come for free.

Written by Shaloo Tiwari |Published : November 8, 2017 5:51 PM IST

These days with so many fad diets and other expensive ways to become healthier and fitter, people are forgetting the free gifts that we already have around us that can help us become us healthier as well as happier. While food is the main source of nutrition that has to be purchased, here are a few free of cost things that can help you become healthier:

Sleep: Good sleep is very important for the holistic well being of our health. According to findings, published in the journal 'Sleep', chronic short sleep shuts down programs involved in the immune response of circulating white blood cells. Good sleep is associated with long life, better creativity and low stress.

Write: Writing has been known to be very effective for your mental and physical health. According to studies, Expressive writing is known to have immense benefits and is capable of healing your mind and your body. In another study, it is claimed that writing down your life goals has many health benefits[1].

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Take a sun bath: Sunlight is known to be great for your body. A study suggests that take morning sunlight will not just to boost your vitamin D levels but manage weight too. Go out and bath in some sun rays.

Avoid plastic: Avoiding plastic is very important and healthy for our planet as well as our body. Plastic bottles contain chemicals like PET and BPA. Therefore you must avoid buying bottled drinking water and reusing it too.

Avoid junk food: This is a no-brainer. You will be shocked to know the horrible things junk food does to your body. Parting ways from junk food will help you lead a healthy life.

Exercise: Exercise forms an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. You must exercise every day to remain fit and beat obesity, one of the biggest killers in the world.

Be thankful: Expressing gratitude has been known have a lot of psychological benefits. It can help fight fatigue, insomnia and depression.

Stress less: I know it is easier said than done but the reality is that stressing doesn't solve anything. Stress is taking a toll on many people's mental and physical health. This one thing can keep you away from many expensive medicines.

[1] King, L. A. (2001). The health benefits of writing about life goals. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27(7), 798-807.

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