Simple ways to improve your health today
It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you live, or what your occupation is, your health should always be a top priority. But most of us are a bit guilty of letting our wellbeing slide from time-to-time. That being said, read on for some of the simple ways you can give your health a boost today:
Say goodbye to at least one item in your life that contains toxic chemicals
You may be shocked by just how many things in your life contain toxic chemicals. They includes everything from air fresheners to bed sheets. Get rid of one of these things and replace it with something natural instead. This is something you should make a habit of doing every few months or so.
Deep breathe for at least five minutes
Throughout the day, you should make sure you take the chance to deep breathe for at least five minutes. Why? Well, there have been numerous studies which have shown that deep breathing can help to lower stress hormone levels. This means that you’ll feel better, get a better night’s sleep, and you’ll be less anxious too.
Drink more water
You probably expected this to be on the list, but the importance of drinking more water should never be ignored. Your body needs water for almost everything you do. If you’re dehydrated, this could be the cause of headaches, aches and pains, and a number of other symptoms.
Have one veggie night per week
A lot of people eat far too much meat, red meat especially. So, why not have a veggie night once a week? Not only is this good for your health, but it will be good for your bank balance too.
Sign up to an online pharmacy
These days, you can easily order your prescriptions and medications over the internet through an online pharmacy. This can help you to boost your health because it ensures you never have delays with your medication. If you’re someone who often doesn’t take their recommended course of tablets because you can’t get to the doctors in time for a repeat prescription, then this is definitely a good suggestion for you. Because your medication will be delivered to your door with the click of a button.
Do something nice for someone every day
You’ll be surprised how good this makes you feel, and how much of a positive impact this has on your health. It’s all about mental wellbeing.
Incorporate some movement into your commute
If you haven’t got an active job, this is especially important. Sitting at a computer all day can be bad for your health. One way to combat this is by incorporating some movement into your commute. If you can walk or bike to work, you should give this a go. If not, start parking your car further away from your place of work so that you have to walk there and back. You should also start using the stairs instead of the lift whenever you can.
Start meal planning
You’ll find it much easier to eat healthily if you plan your meals. At the start of every week, make a plan of what you’re going to cook for tea every night, as well as what you’re going to make for your lunches every day. Not only will this help you to eat better, but you’ll save money too. Make sure you include some healthy snacks in your work food. This will stop you from going to the vending machine whenever you’re bored or you have an energy slump.
Keep a journal
Last but not least, keeping a journal is good for your mental health. You should write down your thoughts. It doesn’t need to be a long entry; all it takes is every evening writing down a few happy points from your day. This will help you to articulate your thoughts so that they don’t wear you down. After all, it can be hard to sleep if you’ve got lots on your mind.
So there you are: some of the best ways to give your health a boost. The suggestions that have been provided are really simple and easy, so there’s no excuse not to give yourself a bit of TLC.
What do you do for self-care? I’d love to know! Comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere .
*This is a collaborative post