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Living a healthy lifestyle comes easily to some people; it’s a way of life, not a chore. But for others, it can take a lot of work(like me!). To boost your health, I might just have to put down that bag of snacks while watching my favorite show. It just doesn’t sound like fun! LOL
Many people mistakenly believe that to become healthy, you need to make some drastic changes overnight. But any significant change is likely to be difficult to stick to – which is why so many diets fail within a matter of weeks. Is there an easier solution? YES!
Taking small steps to become healthier can help you develop better habits over time, making them a part of your life and not something you feel forced to do. Here are some simple ideas for some of the things you can do to give your health a boost…
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Eat a healthy breakfast
Eating a balanced diet can make some big improvements to boost your health. Not only will you benefit from having more energy and better immunity, but you’ll find it easier to manage your weight. Changing your eating habits can be difficult, so try taking small steps first. Start by making an effort to make a healthy breakfast each day. It’ll help set you up for the day ahead, and can eventually lead to healthier lunches and dinners too.
Drink More Water
Are you getting tire of me mentioning this in almost all of my Health & Beauty articles? Well, there’s a reason. No wait, there are LOTS of reasons!!! From your physical to mental health, water is important. According to the USGS.gov, about 60% of the human body is water. If we aren’t replenishing and filling ourselves with water, we aren’t helping but hurting our health.
There aren’t many people who can say they fell in love with exercise overnight. Netflix on the other hand is a whole other story. Exercise is tough, and it’s meant to be. While you won’t be expected to be at marathon-level fitness in a matter of weeks, you can start building up your fitness by walking more. Walking is free, easy and you do it anyway as part of everyday life. Start leaving the car behind and putting your walking shoes on, you’ll soon increase your fitness and benefit from fresh air too. Maybe find a walking partner. My neighbor and I walk in the mornings and some days I just don’t feel like it. I get up and walk anyway because I have an accountability partner and plus I like getting to chat with her. Whatever motivation it takes to get moving, go after it and get going!
Go for your checkups
It’s easy to forget about your own health when taking care of a family. But your own self-care is important. Like my mom has always said, “If you don’t take care of yourself, how can you take care of others.” Booking your check-ups will help you stay on top of your health, and highlight any problems before they become more serious.
Eyesight and hearing problems can particularly affect you as you get older, and if you click here, you’ll see the options that are available to you if you were to suffer from hearing loss. Make sure dental and doctors appointments are in your calendar either paper or digital, and make sure you keep them – they’re more important than you know.
Improve your sleep
Sleep is another health essential, but do you get enough of it? If not, it’s time to make some changes to your routine. Getting the whole family in bed earlier will help you all enjoy a better sleep routine, improving your energy levels and mood. Getting to bed earlier will help you wake earlier to enjoy some morning mom time that will help you take some time to yourself and keep your mental health in check.
Making small changes to your life can boost your health without the need for a huge change. You stand a better chance of sticking to a habit when it’s easy to fit into your existing routine. As time goes on, you can make further changes that will continue to improve your health. What healthy changes will you make this week? Let me know in the comments below. I do love to chat!