When we were kids, we naturally had multiple hobbies. Times have changed and often we only have time to work and sleep nowadays. This creates a lot of stress in us, making us unhealthy in the process. Set a few minutes of your time and you could be getting healthy while being immersed in the hobby of your choice. Some hobbies can make you healthier.
Yoga, an ancient practice that involves concentration, conscious breathing, and physical poses is a very common hobby these days. Yoga is derived from the word yuj in Sanskrit which means union. This hobby promotes relaxation, flexibility, endurance, and even strength. The union of the mind and the physical body can help improve one’s health tremendously. The hustle and bustle of our fast-paced lives have made us forget that when the body works in totality we promote wonders in us. From weight control to improved digestion, the health benefits of this activity are numerous.
Having a hobby is a beautiful way to unwind from our busy lives. Picking up a crayon or a paintbrush can be a wonderful hobby to cultivate. Painting promotes our well-being in many different ways. It cultivates and promotes our creativity. Creative growth helps in new ideas being formed and for one to be able to look outside of the box. Since it involves visualization and implantation, our minds sharpen while we are having a great time. Some may say that it requires a skill to paint but you may have heard that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. One even has less chance of developing a mental loss-related illness with this hobby when done over years.
Jogging, a form of sustained running at your own pace. Jogging is said to be a complete workout. It does not only help you physically but it also promotes a healthier mind. Ever heard of the runner high? With all that endorphins naturally released after a run, a runner feels a sort of euphoria after a run. This is mainly due to endorphins that act on the same part as where morphine would act on a human. Creating a state of natural wellbeing after every run. Jogging builds muscle, increases endurance, reduces stress, and even stimulates the fighter cells of the body that curb infection. With cardiovascular -related deaths globally being the number one cause of death, jogging promotes a healthy heart too.
Reading is extremely inexpensive. You could do it anytime or anywhere and all you need is a book. Read a book every week and you have read about 50 books for the year. Small habits make a big difference. You enter a different world every time you pick up a book. Reading promotes the intake of new valuable information and helps your body ease those tight muscles along the way. If you do not have a book, you can always have the book that you desire with a click on the internet. Having a book in hand on your long travels, helps you get to the journey without having the stress of reaching the destination. The vast wealth of information in books can act as your friend as you find solace in reading. Not to forget those beautiful book cafes that are up in increasing numbers are beautiful places for you to choose a book, sit and unwind for as many hours as you would like.
Last but not least, ever considered gardening as a hobby? This is a beautiful way to keep in touch with nature and your very self. When you start doing so, you are more inclined to make healthier choices for yourself and your family. A sense of connection arises and fulfillment floods your inner self with this beautiful hobby. It reduces stress and if you are all about those calories, not to worry gardening has been studied to sometimes outnumber the calories burnt in a short gym workout session. This is because gardening, although an activity with much lower intensity, you stay longer doing so. So start creating your small little garden and reap those health benefits right away.
Small habits over a long period give out a very positive compounded effect. Stop complaining and find solutions. Pick up these interesting hobbies and get healthy along the way!
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