I’ve been reading a lot of articles here on Medium, and there seems to be a theme that works well. People want to know what other people do on a daily basis. Hence the theme of this article.
Before I get into the three things I do every day, I want to clarify a couple of things. First, I’m not special. I’m a 24-year-old who is still chasing a dream of playing professional baseball. I don’t have a job right now, and I don’t have all the secrets to life. Second, I like writing. It helps me express my feelings and emotions on a variety of topics. Before I bore you to death, let’s get right into it.
1: Work out Every Day
Listen I know how this is going to sound, but trust me. Being physically active on a daily basis is important. It gets your blood flowing through your body and it activates your brain.
I know exactly what you are thinking. “How do I work out every day?” We have all been there. The hardest thing to do is to start. Once you start working out, it will be hard to stop. An easy way to start working out every day is by stretching. Start stretching for 10 minutes every day. It can be in the morning or at night, it doesn’t matter. You will start to see some of the same effects as working out. I stretch for 30–40 minutes before I work out every day. This helps my body loosen up and allows my mind to get into the right zone.
Regardless if you want to lose some of that extra weight, or if you want to get stronger, working out will be beneficial for your life.
I work out every day and I feel so much better because of it. I feel like my body is healthy and I can accomplish anything I want to.
2: Drink lots of water
At this point, I feel like a walking cliché. What do you hear/read when people talk about living a healthy life? Drink lots of water. The reason you hear it so much is because it is true. Drinking lots of water has plenty of health benefits just like working out. Being hydrated is super important.
Think about it, every one has had those vicious headaches as a result of dehydration. No one wants that, but people don’t take the necessary steps to avoid this. By drinking lots of water, you can safely work out every day and feel great.
I drink probably 80–100 ounces of water every single day. Honestly, it might even be more than that. I have a 40-ounce water bottle that I normally drink one-two a day. Plus I have a 32-ounce Gatorade water bottle that I use when I workout. However, I normally only drink about 25-ounces of that. This is not a cliché, it should be done. Drinking lots of water is important when trying to live a healthy life.
3: Sit outside for at least 15 minutes
This one might be new to some people. If you do this already, good for you! Sitting outside in the sun for at least 15 minutes a day once again has numerous health benefits. This isn’t scientific, but my grandmother sat outside for 15–20 minutes every day and she lived to be 93-years-old.
Sitting outside might be the easiest of the three things. However, believe it or not, for myself, it’s the hardest. I think it has to do with being an athlete for my entire life. I’ve been working out every day for the last six years. This was a result of playing collegiate baseball and then professionally after that. I understood the importance of stretching and working out to improve. But sitting outside was never something I needed to do. It always came organically for me.
However, now I have to make a point at doing it. Some days are easier than others, and I’ll be honest it’s not as consistent as I would like it to be. However, I do make sure to get outside for at least five minutes a day. Now, don’t be mad that I said 15 minutes above. 15 minutes is the timeframe that has been scientifically proven to improve health. 15 minutes is also the number I’m shooting for on a daily basis, but we all know that life sometimes happens.
These are three things that I do every day, and these three things help me live a better life. I truly believe that working out, stretching, and sitting outside will improve your quality of life. It’s okay if you have your doubts, and it’s okay if you don’t know how to get started. We have all been there. But I promise you, once you get started, you won’t want to stop.
If you are looking for some help getting started, feel free to reach out to me directly. Whether it is through Medium, Twitter, or email (email@example.com), I will try to help!