Take a look at yourself – how do you feel? What are your health issues? What needs improvement? We all live hectic lives and it’s understandable that at times, keeping track of our health can be difficult.
But regardless of how much free time you have in a day, there are simple things you can do to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing. Simply surrounding yourself with loved ones and laughing, eating healthy foods, hydrating frequently, and exercising, can all have a huge impact on your overall health.
It’s time to adjust your everyday routine – stand up more often, reduce your alcohol consumption and quit smoking. Take the necessary steps to ensure your longevity and follow these 11 tips to stay on track and improve your health today.
Write down a list of goals somewhere you will see it every day. A constant reminder of these goals will help keep them relevant and will work as motivation. Your goals should be big, small and achievable. Tip: Set a reward for yourself for when you accomplish a goal. It’s a great way to stay motivated.
Physical activity has numerous benefits on your health and wellbeing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it helps reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, control your weight, reduce your risk of some cancers, improve your mental health and mood, strengthen your bones and muscles and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes.
Happiness is key when it comes to maintaining your health. Yes, physically you are living in the moment, but mentally you may be focusing on the past or the future. The key is to be grateful for your life in this very moment. *See: The Top 10 Habits of Positive People
Whenever you have a free moment, simply stretch. Stretching helps relieve stress, improve digestion, reduce anxiety and soothe headaches. Most importantly, it helps improve blood circulation, increase nutrient supply to muscles and decrease high blood pressure. Bonus: It also helps those who suffer from insomnia, infertility and fatigue. *See: 10 Stretches to Keep You Fit For Life
If you suffer from back pain it is important to remember to constantly fix your posture (*See: 8 Tips for Back Pain Relief). In many cases the strain on your back is due to strenuous activity, scoliosis or sitting for long periods of time. Improving your posture helps balance and align your back. Tip: Try stretching and squeezing your shoulders together.
Improve your health right now and go outside. Sunshine has numerous health benefits; it helps boost immunity, prevents vitamin D deficiency, lowers blood pressure, reduces cancer risk, improves mood, aids in weight loss and improves sleep. Research has also shown that Alzheimer’s patients exposed to bright light encountered fewer symptoms of depression, agitation and nighttime wakefulness.