4 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Drink Water!

  • Can not stress enough how important water is to your health!It is recommended that you should drink around eight 8-ounce glasses of water, or just shy of 2 liters (1.9 Liters).
  • If you are someone that just drinks everything but water during the day, try substituting one beverage for a glass of water everyday. After a few days try substituting two beverages, and just continue this process till you are getting your recommended water intake everyday.

 Sleep

  • Sleep affects not only our mental health but our physical health as well. It is unfortunate to say that many of us do not get enough of it! Lack of sleep can have major affects on ones metabolism, mood, concentration, memory, motor skills, stress hormones and even the immune system and cardiovascular health.
        • When you sleep your allowing your body to heal itself. When you are awake your body can not repair or rejuvenate itself the way it can as when you were sleeping.
        • Below is a chart made by the National Sleep Foundation:

      Image result for sleep hour chart for your age

Exercise

  • Of course exercise is on this list! But if you are the kind of person that doesn’t like to exercise, or go to the gym, or just plain don’t like getting sweaty that is okay! Every little bit you do helps you out in the long run, even just going for a walk a few times a week helps.
  • Exercise can help strengthen the heart and lungs reducing risks of Cardiovascular disease and many other diseases and health risks including depression. 

Eating Habits

  • “You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard this saying at one point or another, but what if I told you it is actually true. Just thinking about it, you eat clean foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains on a regular basis you feel in a sense “clean”. Along with eating greasy fried foods you almost feel “heavy” afterwords. Well wouldn’t you rather feel clean than heavy?
  • Get as many fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains into your diet as possible! Not only introduce them into your diet, make them the main part of your overall diet. Include lean sources of protein like poultry, fish, and beans for example. 
  • Make sure to try and eat balanced meals! Snack on whole foods such as fruit, vegetables and nuts. Avoid highly processed foods, which I understand can be hard sometimes. These foods contain artificial sweeteners or colors, hidden sugars or excessive fat that no one should ingest on a regular basis.  
  • Do not overeat! Stop eating before you become completely full and give yourself a chance to digest your food before going for a second plate. You will realize that you are actually satisfied and full and will not end up overeating. 

Just try a few of these simple ways to become a healthier you and maybe even lose some weight as well. 

Keep living that healthy lifestyle! 

     

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