Do you ever feel like you are neglecting your health? With all the responsibilities and obligations we have to take care of on a daily basis, we tend to neglect the things that are healthy for our bodies and tend to lean more toward the things that are convenient for us instead.
On the contrary, you don’t have to change your whole lifestyle around in order to get more energy, maintain a healthy weight and improve your overall way of living.
Making small and minute changes every day can have a huge impact on our health. So, let’s jump on in and discuss what the simple changes are and how they can make a difference in how you feel every single day.
Start By Going to Bed Earlier
Lack of sleep can be associated with severe complications like low-grade chronic inflammation, obesity, insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The recommended amount of time we should sleep for is between six to nine hours, but according to a study conducted by the Center for Primary Health Care Research demonstrated that almost one–third of the U.S. population gets less than six hours of sleep per night.
Sleep deprivation can be crucial for your health and horrendous for your brain, so try to get at least seven hours of sleep per day to let your brain rest and regroup while replenishing the energy you lost during the day.
Make a Schedule
It’s a known fact that having a list of priorities you have to complete on a daily basis will help improve productivity and give you a sense of accomplishment at the same time.
To make the perfect schedule, start by forming your own personal morning ritual to help kick-start your day. This could be as simple as completing a simple five-minute yoga sequence, reciting a positive mantra before you walk out the door or doing something as simple as making your bed every morning.
Making your bed is the key to success. It sounds cliché, but seriously, if you make your bed every morning, you will automatically accomplish the first task of the day, and in return will give you a sense of pride that’ll encourage you to complete another task, and another after that. Before you know it, the simple task of making your bed will have turned into multiple tasks completed.
Drink More Water
Considering how much we bleed and excrete waste on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that our bodies are made of 70 percent water. Did you know that just two glasses of water a day can reduce the chances of developing high blood pressure by 28 percent?
Consuming an adequate amount of water can help our muscles to contract and relax, stay hydrated and maintain mental clarity while keeping our joints flexible and lubricated. So, try to drink between eight to nine glasses of water per day.
Give Yourself a Daily Detox
Our bodies are natural healers and do a wonderful job of expelling waste. However, keep in mind that just because our body expels and releases toxins on their own; the things we put in our body can either aid or prolong this process. Try making an infused water to help give your liver the much-needed boost for its daily detoxification process.
Infused water and other detox drinks have been proven especially beneficial to help deliver essential nutrients to your body, improve blood circulation and help excrete toxins from your body as well.
Take Your Break
Accomplishing everyday tasks can put a strain on your body and can even make you stressed. Sometimes we might need more than the mandatory 15 and 30-minute breaks at work, so in between that time make sure to step away from your desk, even if it is just for a moment, to collect your thoughts and give your eyes a break from staring at the computer screen too long.
The Journey to a Healthier You
Getting healthy can really be as simple as 1-2-3; it just depends on how motivated you are to improve your overall way of living. You don’t have to completely change your life around, but by gradually making small changes every day will have a dramatic impact on your life. You will start to notice how you will have more energy, increased productivity and a more positive outlook on life.
But remember, before you decide to add any new regimen or workout to your daily schedule, you should always get advice from your doctor to ensure making these simple changes would be beneficial for you.
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