Healthy Habits You Need to Adopt Now

10 tried-and-true habits that will improve your life

Making the right choices when it comes to our health can be hard sometimes. We know we should be eating right, exercising and drinking plenty of water, but we don’t always do what’s best for our health.[slideshow:1291]

Usually these poor choices don’t affect us right away, but results usually show up later on in life. By developing a few healthy habits now, you could be creating a better situation down the road. Whether it be consistently waking up early to feel happier or keeping in touch with friends to improve your health and well-being, these are the habits you should be forming now.

Some of the habits on this list are common and some are a bit strange, but following these tips will help keep you healthy and happy for years to come. Exercise in the morning, take naps during the day and always wear sunscreen—these are 10 tried-and-true healthy habits that you should adopt now.

Wake Early

We all know the saying—“early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”—well, it turns out that phrase may have more clout than we initially thought. A study from the University of Toronto found that early risers are both happier and healthier than those who stay up late and wake up late. Previous studies have also found early risers to have more stable personalities and typically more cheerful moods.

Exercise in the Morning

Regular exercise comes with more benefits than you can count and each day research is discovering new reasons it’s so important—the best way to ensure you exercise regularly? Do it first thing in the morning. In addition to feeling accomplished, morning exercise can also help you feel more energized and it can boost your metabolism.

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