A study conducted by Harvard in the span of over a decade showed that the quality of people surrounding you throughout your life matters the most for your health
As a nurse, I can say without a doubt that staying active will keep you younger longer. Obviously there are more factors to a long, healthy life than just physical activity, but for sure I see a marked difference in those patients who led a sedentary lifestyle versus those who remain active throughout their lives.
You have to love using your body, using everything about it from it's mental to physical capabilities. It's the coolest toy your conciousness gets to play around with
A healthy marriage means a good relationship with your spouse. Healthy relationships with coworkers mean working in a healthy and less stressful environment. A good relationship with your own body is quite literally being healthy.
Mental health. Often time when I’ve been in bad mental health, I haven’t had the motivation or desire to take care of my physical health, which in turn takes a toll on my already bad mental health, and then the cycle just spirals.
Water. Try not drinking anything but water for a month. You will be amazed.
Three things you really need:
2. Eating Healthily
3. Self care (showers, grooming, mental health)
Having someone who genuinely cares about you.
Understanding that you workout for health, not as punishment for what you ate yesterday/today.
Fulfillment. You could have everything you want in life, but if you know at the end of the day that you didn't accomplish anything that's important you on an emotional, intellectual, or philosophical level, you are going to be unhappy.
Consistently experience new things . Bonus points if these things help/improve the lives of others.
I can’t function at all if I get below 6 hours.
In my experience, don’t drink or smoke
Getting in the habit of being healthy, not just during times where you are health concious. (ie I used to be obsese, and I still am concious about what I eat, and how much exercise I get)
I didn't realize this until fairly recently. But Being in a relationship with the right person is the most important factor to a healthy life for me. I believe that being in a long term relationship with the wrong person slowly kills both of the people in it. My ex and I were miserable for over 10 years and we kept refusing to end it until she (thankfully) ended it. I don't like to quit but in this case I'm thankful for her quitting it. I bet both of our lives have dramatically improved since we split up.
Eliminate as much unnecessary stress from your life as you safely can.
If I'm having a crummy day with anxiety or stress, I force myself to have outside time for at least half an hour. I'll go to a cafe nearby or take a walk in a park and get some fresh air. Being pent up inside is nice but being outside, not even interacting with people but having a different environment, always helps me.