When you’re a kid, you’re parents teach you to do certain things and live a certain way in order to keep you healthy and happy. So why, when we reach adulthood, do our lifestyles often change so drastically? Here are five ways to get in touch with your inner child and feel better in your adult body.
- Eat your vegetables: With all of the confusing diets and fads out there, one message is consistent — vegetables are one of the best foods to put in your body. So scoop some extra veggies onto your plate at your next meal and don’t leave the table until you’ve finished them.
- Develop a sleep routine: Most parents live or die by their child’s sleep routine in order to keep their sanity. So, why does the importance of sleep fly out the window when we get older? Stick to a sleep routine as an adult and you’ll feel better in your waking hours.
- Play outside: In other words, exercise. You may notice that healthy kids never seem to stop moving. Follow suite as an adult and get up from your computer. Make sure to get outside too, since Vitamin D is just as important for adults as it is for kids.
- Keep caffeine and sugar intake low: Remember the effects that caffeine and sugar had on you when you were a kid and how your parents avoided giving it to you often because it made you hyper? Well, turns out, things that weren’t good for you as a kid often aren’t good for you as an adult, either. As we’re learning, sugar is pretty addictive and even considered poisonous in large amounts, so cut back on the intake and detox your body.
- Laugh: Kids laugh all the time, so why are we so serious as adults? Crack a smile once in awhile it’ll do your face and your health some
About Lara Kaylor
Lara Kaylor has more than 10 years of experience as a journalist, which gives her a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective in her current role as Media Relations Manager for Mammoth Lakes Tourism. Lara loves to read, bake and ride her bike. Lara also sits on the Outdoor Writers Association of California’s Board of Directors. Find more of Lara's work here: Examiner.com page