5 Healthy Viking Habits You Should Incorporate More Into Your Life
There’s no denying that it's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. Due to stress, we sometimes lose sight of what’s important in life. One of the most important aspects in life is our health and if we don’t take good care of ourselves early on, we could suffer many life threatening diseases.
Although it can can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle and mindset in the world we live in right now, taking good care of ourselves is vital and can make a difference in how healthy we are in general and how well we cope up with the challenges that life throws at us.
In today’s article, we’ll talk about 5 healthy Viking habits you should incorporate more into your life.
Eat a balanced diet
During the Viking age, the Vikings consumed vegetables on a frequent basis. They also ate fruits, animal meat, etc. The key here is to eat a balanced diet. We shouldn’t consume only vegetables but eat other types of food as well in moderation. Too little or too much of something is bad which is why finding balance is important.
Move your body
Even though the Vikings back in the day didn’t coin the term “exercise”, they were already exercising by means of hunting, fishing, farming and other types of physical work. They even moved from one place to another by means of skiing despite the extremely harsh and cold weather.
Due to the global pandemic and physical inactivity, more and more people nowadays are at risk of developing high blood pressure, heart attack and other diseases. In reality, not getting enough physical activity is detrimental to our health. This is the reason why we highly recommend you to be physically active and find ways to add exercise to your daily routine even if you work at home.
Spend time in nature
The Vikings back then lived and spent a lot of time in nature due to their living conditions. This is not the case now for most of us. In the modern day world we live in, sometimes we forget to slow down and find our center.
The reality is that we deserve some downtime in a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere every once in a while. This is why we recommend you to spend more time in nature to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of life.
Even though the Vikings were depicted as barbarians in some movies, the truth is that they were one of the most hygienic people during their time. They were known to take more baths and frequently wash their hands and faces than the average person in the Middle ages.
If the Vikings back in the day were pretty hygienic, it’s only right for us to be like them and up our efforts in the hygiene department because we’re lucky to live in a century when there’s no shortage of grooming products.
Look at the brighter side of things
Life is not all rainbows and butterflies. We have a lot of obstacles to face and hurdles to overcome. However, this doesn't mean we should give up on life. In fact, we should use these difficulties and trials as our inspiration to be more resilient, stronger and courageous.
Even though we can’t spare ourselves from negative circumstances, we have the power to change the way we react during challenging situations. Always remember that it’s not what happens to us that defines us, but how we react and choose to live our lives after what happens to us. In this regard, we highly recommend you to look at the brighter side of things even during your darkest times. Have faith that things will work out and ask Odin the allfather and other gods/goddesses you believe in for peace of mind, protection and guidance.
That’s it. These are just some of the Viking habits that we believe you should incorporate more into your life. Keep in mind that building a habit takes time and isn’t an overnight thing. So once you start, keep the ball rolling and stay consistent. It will require extra time and effort on your part, but we promise you it’s going to be worth it. Good luck! ;)