In “The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness,” Amit Sood lists several healthy habits that can help you boost your happiness. By choosing healthy habits, you can decrease your stress and increase the energy available to you each day — making it easier to do the things that bring you joy.
Here are three of the habits from “The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness.”
- Eat a healthy diet. Physically, and to some extent emotionally, you become what you eat. That makes your diet extremely important. Three aspects to pay attention to are what you eat, how much you eat and how you eat.
- Keep your body agile. Almost everything you want in life will be easier to achieve if you’re more physically active. Each week, most healthy adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, in addition to muscle-strengthening exercises. Work toward getting enough physical activity with these ideas:
- Get enough good-quality sleep. More than half of us don’t get enough sleep, and often, our sleep is not restful. Your brain and body age faster with lack of sleep. Sleep is brain food, so consider sleep a sacred time.