Forget the excuses. Just for today, focus on the many ways you can improve your health. This list is by no means complete but a starting point to get you making your physical, emotional, and spiritual health a priority in your busy life. And, when you do these health upgrades now, do them again tomorrow. Before you know it you’ll be living a healthy lifestyle…with virtually no effort.
- Drink more water. Your body is 90 percent water and needs water for almost every function. Many of the aches and pains, headaches, and other symptoms we experience would lessen if we just drank more water.
- Go for a brisk walk. Your body was made to move. Your heart is a muscle that needs movement to function optimally. We know this but we often need a reminder to just do it.
- Better yet, take your brisk walk in nature. Trees and other plants are regularly turning our carbon dioxide into rich oxygen we can breathe. Getting rich, oxygenated air help kill bacteria and viruses, improves breathing, and may even help prevent cancer.
- Hug someone you love. When you hug someone you love (someone who actually wants to be hugged), your body releases feel-good hormones like oxytocin that ward off depression.
- Eat 2 or 3 pieces or servings of fruit (count ½ cup of fruit like grapes, blueberries, cherries, etc. as a serving). Brilliantly-colored fruit is packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients like proanthocyanins that protect against brain diseases and quercetin which helps alleviate allergies and breathing problems.
- Eat a large salad. I’m frequently told by someone who is making excuses for his/her bad diet that eating healthy is expensive. Nonsense. Some of the best super foods are cheap and readily available in the form of salad greens. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll (gives plants their green color and boosts our blood health), enzymes (that improve digestion and increase energy), and many phytonutrients.
- Meditate. Just taking some time out to clear your thoughts and unplugging from technology and people can help you feel more balanced and peaceful.
- Deep breathe for at least 5 minutes, as often as you can. Research shows that deep breathing, even for minutes, can reduce stress hormone levels. That translates into less anxiety, better sleep, and less likelihood to pack on the pounds.
- Snack between meals on healthy snacks like almonds, veggie crudite, hummus and whole grain pitas. Not only will you stabilize your moods, you’ll balance your weight thanks to regulated blood sugar levels.
- Drink a freshly made juice—preferably with green veggies. Green juices are Mother Nature’s healing nectar. They are powerhouses of nutrients that help your body heal and energize you all at once.
- Stop and notice the flowers, actually. Not exclusively will slowing down make you feel great, you will be presented to natural fragrant healing with unwinding, stimulating, or helpful impacts. The way that you can notice the flowers implies atoms of their fundamental oils are coming into contact with your tactile frameworks—one of the quickest approaches to adjust hormones.
- Record no less than 10 things for which you are appreciative. Expanding measures of research show that appreciation builds better health and bliss.
- Dispose of no less than one thing from your life that contains harmful chemicals (all industrially accessible dryer sheets, practically every kind of business clothing cleanser sold in markets, dish cleanser, “air fresheners,” and so on.) For fundamental things, pick a natural alternative. (See: 10 Cancer-Causers to Remove from Your Home)
- Accomplish something pleasant for somebody. A long time back my significant other and I were out in an eatery in Pemberton, BC, Canada. When we requested the bill we discovered that it had been paid by a noble man with whom we’d had a stunning discussion not long after arriving.
It not just filled our heart with joy, despite everything we recall with affection about this kind man and how it gave us more confidence in the goodness of individuals. You don’t need to know the individual for whom you accomplish something decent.
- Dry skin brush. Dry skin brushing in small circles with a natural swarmed brush, working from your furthest points toward your heart boosts your blood circulation and the development of lymph through your body to help wipe out harmful waste buildup in your tissues while boosting your energy.