Keeping healthy is a constant concern in the modern era. Vegans are generally considered to be one of the healthiest people on the planet – but there are ways of optimising your routine to make sure you’re keeping as primed as possible. Let’s explore five ways you can do just that.
1. Get as many greens as possible.
Make sure your diet is as enthused with as many greens as you can feasibly cram in. These are one of the healthiest forms of food you can eat, thanks to their incredibly high levels of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fibre.
If it’s green and unprocessed, try your best to get it into your diet. This is one of the best ways stay healthy, regardless of whether you’re vegan or not. Getting your daily intake of vegetables is less important than taking on-board the right amount of nutrients. With an injection of greens to your diet, you get just that.
2. Exercise regularly.
It’s all well and good staying on top of your food, but you’ll also need to make sure you’re getting regular exercise if you really want to prosper. Try and find at least three times a week to do some cardiovascular routines.
This can be anything as simple as jogging, to playing a sport – or even going for a lengthy walk. Keep your metabolism primed by exercising and you’ll find food is digested and absorbed far more quickly.
3. Give juicing a go.
It’s worth trying to give juicing a try if you’re vegan. The process sees you taking fruit and veg, blending it together in a specialised juicing machine, and then consuming the finished product as a drink (this is the “juice”).
The benefits of this method of food intake come from the way the food is broken down in the body. Insoluble fibre is taken from fruit and veg using this method, which means your food will be broken down far more easily when digested. With the nutrients instantly absorbed you feel the health benefits much faster, without your body being as fatigued.
4. Get involved in the community.
Reaching out and talking to other members of the vegan and vegetarian community isn’t a health step in and of itself, but it will definitely have its benefits. While it’s good to always be more social and get chatting with like-minded people, you could also pick up a thing or two.
Perhaps someone has a new health tip or fad which you hadn’t thought about before? Being surrounded by people who have spent years living a vegan lifestyle is bound to help you achieve more in the long-term.
5. Set meal plans.
Winging it is all well and good for the short-term, but the best health benefits often come when you have a set structure in place. At the start of every week map out what you’ll want to be eating and when in order to make the most of what’s going into your body. This will help you chart your weekly intake of calories and plan exercise or other activities accordingly.
Have these five health routines made things easier when it comes to the future of your vegan lifestyle? Try implementing some of them and see if it has an impact.