5 Tips for Healthier Living

Written by Jesse Neumann. Posted in Topical Medical Articles

We all have ways we can improve our lives on. Whether it is eating healthier, exercising more, or having a better attitude about life, every person can stand to improve in one area or another. Here are a few ways to start:

  1. Indulge in nature. Although all exercise is good, there have been studies showing that fresh air does more wonders for your body and mood than even doing that same exercise in an inside track at the gym or at the mall. In fact, get a companion such as a friend or your dog to go with you. Motivation and encouragement help immensely when there is more than one person or creature (in the case of your dog) involved.
  2. Drink lots of water. Although we all love our sodas and energy drinks, water still remains the healthiest and most replenishing liquid nutrient around. And the more you drink of it, the better off you will be.
  3. Mix up your meals. Aim for a little of everything in your daily meals. Instead of just consuming poultry, grains, or fruit, combine them all together. Say you have spaghetti for dinner. Add a little fruit such as apple slices or peaches to your meal. Make a salad. Drink milk instead of your usual soda.
  4. Sweating is good. Sweating is a sign of exertion and exercise. Don’t be afraid of it. Also, indulge yourself sometimes in sitting in a sauna. Your body will do better for it!
  5. Get your beauty rest. Sleep deprivation will harm you in the long run. Make sure you get at least eight hours of sleep each night to feel refreshed and rejuvenated the next morning!